FEBRUARY 23, 2019 – Day of Prayer

The Praying Our Way Forward team of the Council of Bishops will be leading a Day of Prayer on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST in the St. Louis America’s Center Convention Complex. This is the first day of the Special Session of General Conference. The event will be live-streamed at www.umc.org/live.  You are invited to watch and participate.

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and Bishop Al Gwinn of the Praying Our Way Forward team extend their thanks to the representatives from the Host Committee of General Conference and leadership from The Upper Room for working together to plan the Day of Prayer.

The day will start with plenary prayer, continues with prayer for missional needs for each of four regions of the world, and will include the consecration of the General Conference’s prayer space. The prayer day will conclude with another plenary prayer segment from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a break for lunch/conversation or fasting/ self-directed prayer from 11:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Click here to find the schedule for the Day of Prayer.

Click here to use the Guide to Prayer designed for use throughout the day.

“This will be a wonderful act, signifying and recognizing our dependence on God to lead us forward as a United Methodist Church,” the statement from the bishops said.

Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and Bishop Al Gwinn of the Praying Our Way Forward team extend their thanks to the representatives from the Host Committee of General Conference and to The Upper Room for working together to plan the Day of Prayer.