NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Prayer theme for the week: Responsibility

Together, we enter this 24th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 14 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. In this phase, 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. Audun Westad, Lay, Norway, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  2. Frøydis Grinna, Clergy, Norway, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  3. Manuel Perez Perez, Lay, Bicol Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  4. Denis Tabuzo Laguardia, Clergy, Bicol Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  5. Rio Anne Balbin Dizon, Lay, Middle Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  6. Apolinario Vidal Cunanan, Clergy, Middle Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  7. Elizabeth Lugares Caducoy, Lay, Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  8. Edwin Rey De Vera Exiomo, Clergy, Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  9. Eduard Vicente Carlos, Lay, Northwest Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  10. Ruby Taoagen Bongolan, Clergy, Northwest Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  11. Elizabeth Jill Casupanan Luat, Lay, Pampanga Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  12. Ricky Lacsamana Dela Rosa, Clergy, Pampanga Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  13. Jovito J. Sermonia Jr., Lay, Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  14. Maximo Galang Gabriel Jr., Clergy, Philippines, Philippines Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: A. Lynn Hill.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Diane Degnan, Director of Public Relations.

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the Ohio East Episcopal area and her spouse, Derrick Malone
Bishop Bill McAlilly of the Tennessee Episcopal Area and his spouse, Lynn McAlilly
Bishop Michael McKee of the Dallas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Joan McKee
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Pittsburgh Episcopal Area and her husband, Raphael Koikoi.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Donna Pritchard, USA, Oregon, elder.

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
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