FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Gracious God, our loving Creator,
We unite our hearts in prayer, grateful for our common mission and ministry as sisters and brothers in Christ. We seek your Holy Spirit in this time of conversation, prayer, and conferencing. Give us the courage to use our words and actions to build up your kingdom rather than tear it down. May we listen with open hearts and tender spirits that we may form our United Methodist Church into a body of dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ.
We humbly acknowledge our human weakness and our failure to take up our crosses of sacrificial love for all creation and for all your children as Jesus taught us to do. We know much more lies before us to do as Jesus’ disciples transforming the world. Give us grace sufficient for these days as we gather in worship and praise, in conversation and prayer, in discernment and decision until we adjourn, led by your spirit, triumphantly moving out into the world with a renewed spirit to be in mission to the world, in ministry to all in the name of Jesus who has called us. Amen!
Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata
-Day of Prayer, Opening Session of General Conference 2019
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