Today’s Prayer Post

Pray for Your Family and for Zimbabwe

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

November 17, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Family* Clean your room and one other room in the house without being asked. Offer to help prepare food for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Help clean up

Made Perfect First in Love!

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 15 A Word from John Wesley “Love does not envy;” it excludes every kind and degree of envy out of the heart. “Love does not act rashly,” in a violent, headstrong manner; nor passes

A Prayer for Open Hearts and Discerning Minds

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

 NOVEMBER 12, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton of the New York Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of November 12-18, 2017. Loving God,

Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church* If your church doesn’t recycle bulletins and other paper, talk to church leaders about how you can help. Volunteer to help in the church

Love is Long Suffering

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What love is this? A. The loving the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and the loving our neighbor, everyone, as

Engage Us in Your Mission

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 5, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Minnesota Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of November 5-11, 2017. Gracious and Holy God, pour

Do One Thing for People in Need

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Do One Thing for People in Need* Volunteer to help provide food for a hungry person or family. If the weather is getting colder, use your own money to buy warm socks

Love is the End of the Commandment

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. How is “love the end of the commandment” (1 Timothy 1:5)? A. It is the end of every commandment of God. It is the point aimed

We Come to You

October 29th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 29, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of October 29-November 4, 2017. Gracious and

Do One Thing for Your Church

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

October 27, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Church* Say thank you to your parents, teachers, and pastor—in person or through a hand written note. Pick up left over papers after church and recycle them.

Run My Course With Even Joy

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 25, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Is love the fulfilling of this law? A. Unquestionably it is. The whole law under which we now are is fulfilled by love (Romans 13:8, 10).

Rooted and Grounded in Your Great Love

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 22, 2017 During this week of October 22-28,  the Mississippi Annual Conference with Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. leads the United Methodist Church in praying for the Commission on a Way Forward.  The conference

Do One Thing for Family

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 20, 2017 Do One Thing for Family* Help with leaf raking or other yard work. Clean up the kitchen without being asked. Write a cheerful note and leave it where your parents will see

Ready for All Your Perfect Will

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 18, 2017 A Word from John Wesley God’s usual method is one thing, but His sovereign pleasure is another. He has wise reasons both for hastening and retarding His work. Sometimes He comes suddenly,

Give Us Your Path of Wisdom

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 15, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Trimble and the Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of October 15-21, 2017, using the prayer provided Darlene Neckers, Conference Prayer Coordinator. Lord, we

Do One Thing for Community

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 13, 2017 Do One Thing for the Community* Make a homemade treat (like cookies or muffins) and take some to several of your neighbors. Make cards to say thanks to the police officers and

My Feeble Mind Transform

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 11, 2017 A Word from John Wesley But some who maintain this doctrine in its full extent are too often guilty of limiting the Almighty. He dispenses His gifts just as He pleases; therefore

Praying for the Church

October 8th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 8, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Devadhar and the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of October 8-14, 2017.   Churches are encouraged to use Bishop Devadhar's

Do One Thing for Friends

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 6, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends* Tell three friends one thing you most admire about them. Take time to listen carefully to a friend who’s going through a hard time. Get a group

All Things Unto Him

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

OCTOBER 4, 2017 Today, as we grief for Las Vegas, we turn to the Psalms for comfort. And, as we pray for the Commission on the Way Forward and our church, we consider the works of

Pray for Another Country

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Do One Thing for the World* Ask your parents to tell you one thing about another country in the world, then go and tell your friends what you learned. When the weather

We See, Adore, and Love!

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. How are we to wait for this change? A. Not in careless indifference, or indolent inactivity; but in vigorous, universal obedience, in a zealous keeping of

Praying with the Church

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Taylor and the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church during the week of September 24-30, 2017. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Do One Thing for Family

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Do One Thing for Family* Plan a family hike or a walk and look for signs of the changing seasons. Organize your family’s recycling without being asked. Make a simple breakfast for

An Entire Renewal in the Love and Image of God

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 [We pray as Commission members gather for their meeting Sept. 18-20 in Berlin, Germany. Click here for more information.] A Word from John Wesley Q. When may a person judge himself to

Free Us to Find a Way Forward

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bob Farr of the Missouri Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of September 17-23, 2017. [We offer this prayer

Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters (because of the storms in Florida, we are repeating these suggestions for family actions). United Methodists have a highly effective way for helping

Praying in the Midst of Wind and Rain and Fire

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 A Word from John Wesley* [If one says] “But he does not come up to my idea of a perfect Christian.” And perhaps no one ever did, or ever will. For your

By Faith It Can Happen

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 A prayer by Bishop David W. Graves of the Alabama-West Florida Conference leading the United Methodist Church in "Praying Our Way Forward" for the week of September 10-16, 2017. Click here for

Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Suffering from Natural Disasters United Methodists have a highly effective way for helping others harmed by natural disasters called UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief.  This connectional

Love Me to the End

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 A Word from John Wesley* Q. How shall we avoid setting perfection too high or too low? A. By keeping to the Bible, and setting it just as high as the

We Look to Jesus Christ

September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., of the Great Plains Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of September 3-9, 2017. Click

Pray for Friends

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

 SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends Organize a back-to-school celebration for your friends. Consider inviting someone who’s new this year to join you. Leave an encouraging, anonymous note in a friend’s backpack, locker,

The Rock of Heavenly Love

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 31, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But how can a liableness to mistake consist with perfect love? Is not a person who is perfected in love every moment under its influence? And

Our Prayer for the Week of August 27, 2017

August 27th, 2017|0 Comments

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 Together we pray with Bishop Grant Hagiya of the California-Pacific Annual Conference,  “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 27-September 2, 2017. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed

Pray for a Neighbor, Saturday, August 26th

August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017 Do One Thing for Neighbors* Help a neighbor with an outdoor chore, like weeding a garden or flowerbed. Offer to carry something for a neighbor. Pick up litter you see in

See Me

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 23, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What advice would you give to those that do, and those that do not, call them so [sins]? A. Let those that do not call them

Lead Us, Engage Us, Empower Us

August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

 AUGUST 20, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakotas Annual Conference, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 20-26, 2017. Gracious and Holy God, pour

Do One Thing for Family

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 18, 2017 Do One Thing for Family Ask your family to take a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood with you after dinner one night. Help plan and prepare a healthy dinner for

A Person Filled with the Love of God

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 16, 2017 A Word from John Wesley To explain myself a little farther on this head [Christian perfection] — (1) Not only sin, properly so called (that is, a voluntary transgression of a known

The Privilege of Prayer

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

 AUGUST 13, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 13-19, 2017. Grace-filled God of

Do One Thing for Those Who are Sick

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 11, 2017 Do One Thing for Those Who are Sick* Make a get-well card for a friend or relative who’s sick. Go with your family to visit a neighbor or member of your church

Give Me Living Bread to Eat

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 9, 2017 A Word from John Wesley All our blessings, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, depend on his intercession for us, which is one branch of his priestly office, whereof therefore we have always equal

Make Gentle Our Spirits

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

AUGUST 6, 2017 A prayer by Bishop David Bard of the Michigan Episcopal Area, leading The United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of August 6-12, 2017. Come Holy Spirit.  In

God of all People, all Times, and all Places

August 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

August 2, 2017 A prayer by Bishop Tracy Malone of the East Ohio Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 30-August 5, 2017. God of

Deliver Us from Evil

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 30, 2017 Together we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Tracy Malone and the East Ohio Annual Conference, leading the UMC in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 30-August 5, 2017.

We Pray for Our Neighbors, Near and Far

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

 JULY 28, 2017 Do One Thing for Our Neighbors* Offer to water plants for neighbors who are going to be away on vacation. Invite neighborhood friends over for a water balloon fight. (Be sure to

Connected to the Vine

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 26, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But still if they live without sin, does not this exclude the necessity of a Mediator? At least, is it not plain that they stand no

Give Us Ears to Hear

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 19, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Do you affirm that this perfection excludes all infirmities, ignorance, and mistake? A. I continually affirm quite the contrary, and always have done so. Q. But

I Am No Longer My Own

July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 16, 2017 Together we pray the Wesleyan Covenant Prayer with Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Annual Conference as he leads the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of

Praying for Friends

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 14, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Friends* Write a letter to a friend who is away at camp or on vacation. Let your friend pick something fun for the two of you to

Governed by Pure Love

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 12, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. What is Christian Perfection? A. The loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. This implies that no wrong temper, none contrary to love,

Praying with Alaska Annual Conference

July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 9, 2017 Together we pray the Lord's Prayer with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and the Alaska Annual Conference for the week of July 9-15, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom

Do One Thing for Your Community

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 7, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Community TALK to your family about going with you to help a mission or organization in your community. MAKE a treat to take to the staff and

Perfect and Right, Pure and Good

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 5, 2017 A Word from John Wesley To this day both my brother and I maintain– (1) That Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbor which implies deliverance from all sin;

You Are Working to Create Your New World

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

JULY 2, 2017 A prayer by Superintendent Stefan Zürcher of the Switzerland-France-Northern Africa Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of July 2-8, 2017. [Note: the English

Pray for Friends and for Our Mission

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 Do One Thing for Friends* Play an outdoor game with some friends. Plan a way to keep in touch with a friend you won’t see this summer. Have a movie night

Where Jesus Reigns Alone

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 28, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. Are we not apt to have a secret distaste to any who say they are saved from all sin? A. It is very possible we may;

Let Us Remain United

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 25, 2017 The UMC Prayer Community joins with Poland Annual Conference as we are “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 25- July 1, 2017.  A prayer from Poland: Heavenly Father, we

Pray for the Family and the Church Family

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Family* Help someone in your family with a task he or she usually has to do alone. Say something encouraging each day to every person you

Perfect in Love

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 22, 2017 Q. Is there any example in Scripture of persons who had attained to this [perfection in love]? A. Yes; St. John, and all those of whom he says, “Love has been perfected

Spirit of God

June 18th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 18, 2017 FATHER'S DAY A prayer by Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 18-June 24, 2017. Blow across your

Do One Thing

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 16, 2017 Do One Thing for The United Methodist Church Pray for the volunteer teachers, leaders, and nursery workers at your church. Pray for your pastor and then ask if there is anything else

A Promised Presence

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 14, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. But how does it appear that this (perfection in love) is to be done before the article of death? A. From the very nature of a

A Prayer for the Church

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 13, 2017 A Prayer of Intercession for the global United Methodist Church: Lord God, Sometimes it seems that we, Your disciples, are abandoned. But we praise You, God, that we can look to You

The Lord’s Prayer

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 11, 2017 The UMC Prayer Community joins with Czech and Slovak Central Conference as we are “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of June 11-17, 2017. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your

Do One Thing for Your Neighborhood

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 9, 2017 Do One Thing for Your Neighborhood* Help an older neighbor pull weeds or do other outdoor chores. Organize a neighborhood soccer match for kids and adults. Ask your family to go with

Pressing Forward

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

JUNE 7, 2017 A Word from John Wesley Q. In what manner should we preach sanctification? A. Scarce at all to those who are not pressing forward: to those who are, always by way of