OCTOBER 14, 2018

Together, we enter this 21st week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 17 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. The entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes, and their decisions. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.

Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. Silas Habonimana, Lay, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  2. Lazare Bankurunaze, Clergy, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  3. Marie Manisha, Lay, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  4. Abel Niyukuri, Clergy, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  5. Ezechiel Runyenyeri, Lay, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  6. Valentine Cimpaye, Clergy, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  7. Pacis Alarine Irambona, Lay, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  8. Claude Ntakarutimana, Clergy, Burundi Africa Central Conference
  9. Janice E. Nelson, Lay, Oregon-Idaho, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Donna Marie Lowman Pritchard, Clergy, Oregon-Idaho, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Douglas William Palmer, Lay, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Kent P. Ingram, Clergy, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Kunle Taiwo, Lay, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Bradley David Laurvick, Clergy, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Havea Hikule o Tukutau, Lay, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Megan Marie Armstrong, Clergy, Rocky Mountain, Western Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Rev. Joseph DiPaolo.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:  Don Reasoner, Director of Translation Services.

Together we pray for three members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson and her spouse, Michael Johnson, of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area.
Bishop Scott Jones and his spouse, Mary Lou Reece, of the Houston Episcopal Area.
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda of the East Congo Episcopal Area.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Dave Nuckols, USA, Minnesota, laity.

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) focuses on bringing about full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituencies in The United Methodist Church. The commission carries out its work through advocacy of the issues and by reviewing and monitoring the practices of the denomination. The General Secretary of this agency is Erin M. Hawkins. Click here for more information.