DECEMBER 30, 2018

Prayer Theme: The Word Become Flesh

Together, we enter this 32nd  week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are seven 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. Eli Sule Yakku, Clergy, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  2. Napoleon Grummetti Adamu, Laity, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  3. John Pena Auta, Clergy, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  4. Mike Dio Jen, Laity, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  5. Christy Yusuf Bulus, Clergy, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  6. Dauda Idris Balasa, Laity, Central Nigeria, West Africa Central Conference
  7. Martha Delores Martin, Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Terri Rae Chattin, Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Jennifer Ellon Ihlo, Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Joseph Wayne Daniels Jr., Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Charles Eric Moore Jr., Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Jong Woo Park, Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Cynthia Ann Taylor, Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Ginger Elise Gaines-Cirelli, Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Joseph Thomas Price, Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Conrad O. Link, Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Kenneth Ow, Laity, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Joan Eileen Carter-Rimbach, Clergy, Baltimore-Washington, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Evelyn S. Caterson, Laity, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Thomas Albert Lank, Clergy, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. Bethany Lin Amey, Laity, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Eunice Vega-Perez, Clergy, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Judy C. Colorado, Laity, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Jisun Kwak, Clergy, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  25. Rosa M. Williams, Laity, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  26. Varlyna Donae Wright, Clergy, Greater New Jersey, Northeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  27. David Ralls Reed, Laity, Memphis, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Schuyler J. Lowe-McCracken, Clergy, Memphis, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  29. Elyse Jeanette Bell, Laity, Memphis, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  30. Edward Royal Bromley II, Clergy, Memphis, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA.

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Bishop Rudy A. Juan

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:
Dick Hooton – Page & Marshall Coordinator

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of the Boston Episcopal Area and his spouse, Prema Devadhar
Bishop Gaspar Joao Domingos of the West Angola Episcopal Area
Bishop Sally Dyck of the Chicago Episcopal Area and her spouse, Ken Ehrman
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Washington Episcopal Area and her spouse, Marion Easterling
Bishop Robert Farr of the Missouri Episcopal Area and his spouse, Susan Farr

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
John Wesley Yohanna, Africa, Nigeria, bishop.

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The Rev. Junius Dotson was elected in 2016 to lead Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. This agency provides resources and services that assist clergy and laity leaders in annual conferences and local churches in their task of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. To learn more about Discipleship Ministries, click here. To learn more about Junius Dotson, click here.