FEBRUARY 3, 2019

Prayer Theme: Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Together, we enter this 37th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are two 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. Barbara Joyce Ware, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  2. William Timothy McClendon, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  3. James Henry Salley, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Kenneth Lee Nelson, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Joseph E. Heyward, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Timothy Julian Rogers, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Herman B. Lightest Jr., Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Robin Dease, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Jacquelyn G. Jenkins, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Tiffany Denise Knowlin, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Laurence Michael Cheatham, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Narcie Jo McClendon Jeter, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Martha Fridy Thompson, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Athon Melton Arant Jr., Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  15. David Verne Braddon, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Susan P. Leonard, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  17. William Stanley Hatcher, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Donald Lee Adams, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Allison Ross Lindsey, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Jay David Hanson, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. James Larry Price, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Bob Mark Moon, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Carl Espy Childs Jr., Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. James Arch Coward Jr., Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  25. James (Jim) R. Allen, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  26. Harriet Jean Bryan, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  27. Holly Shaw Neal, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Jacob Clark Armstrong, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  29. Cornelia Anne Clark, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  30. Stephen E. Handy Sr., Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  31. George Mead Brown, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  32. Jackson Wayne Henry, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Betty Katiyo

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Susan Brumbaugh, Coordinator of the Calendar

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., of the Great Plains Episcopal Area and his spouse, Maria Saenz.
Bishop John R. Schol of the Greater New Jersey Episcopal Area and his spouse, Beverly Schol.
Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Esther Schnase.
Bishop Elaine J. Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area and her spouse, Clinton
Bishop Patrick Streiff of the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area and his spouse Heidi Streiff.
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., of the Mississippi Episcopal Area and his spouse, Delphine Swanson.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Tom Berlin, USA, Virginia, elder

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
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