JANUARY 27, 2019

Prayer Theme: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Together, we enter this 36th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are three 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 fasting and prayer.

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

  1. Steve Lyles, Laity, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  2. Robin Bradley Scott, Clergy, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  3. Scott Young Selman, Laity, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Dale Robin Cohen, Clergy, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  5. William Zachary Riddle, Laity, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Mary Bendall Henley, Clergy, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Carol Y. Toney, Laity, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Tiwirai Kufarimai, Clergy, North Alabama, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Gary W. Locklear, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Gray Southern, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Emily D. Innes, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Elizabeth Hackney Hood, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Samuel (Duncan) D. McMillan IV, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Timothy John Russell Sr., Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Christine Dodson, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Lisa Naa-Shormey Yebuah, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Mack B. Parker, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Robert E. Bergland, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Steve Taylor, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Patricia H. Archer, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. Eston C. Brinkley, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Timothy Lloyd Reaves, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Labella D. Smith, Laity, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Laura Fine Ledford, Clergy, North Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Ellen Natt

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

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Gary Mueller of the Arkansas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Karen Goodman Mueller
Bishop Mande Muyombo of the North Katanga Central Conference
Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa of the Zimbabwe Central Conference and his spouse, Greater Nhiwatiwa
Bishop James Nunn of the Oklahoma Episcopal area and his spouse, Mary Louise Nunn
Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area and her spouse, Robin Ridenour
Bishop Hector F. Ortiz Vidal of the Puerto Rico Episcopal area
Bishop Bruce Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal area and his spouse, Char Ough
Bishop Gregory Palmer of the Ohio West Episcopal area and his spouse, Cynthia Palmer
Bishop Jeremiah Park of the Harrisburg Episcopal Area and his spouse, Lisa Park
Bishop Jose Quipungo of the East Angola Episcopal Area

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Jacques Umembudi Akasa, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, laity

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
The General Commission on United Methodist Men (UMM) is led by Mr. Gilbert C. Hanke, General Secretary. Gil, a layman, says: “We train and provide resources for local churches, districts, and annual conferences to have a sustained, all-inclusive ministry to, for and through men that reproduces Wesleyan disciples and promotes scouting as a ministry of the church within their community. We provide training and materials electronically, but we also offer presentations, workshops and participation at conference, district, and local church events. Our central focus is on Jesus Christ and his church. For more information click here.