Praying Our Way Forward was created by The Council of Bishops as part of their larger commitment to lead the church in every part of the world in times of worship, study, discernment, confession, and prayer for God’s guidance. To achieve this mission, they invited The Upper Room, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, and United Methodist Communications to help engage every annual and central conference around the world.    Each conference will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, which begins its work this year.

United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men will encourage their constituencies to prayer through phase two, and especially during their designated conference week.

Bible and Candles
“Our daily focused prayer is a way for us – individually and collectively – to actively seek God’s leadership at this critical juncture in the life of our church.”
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, North Alabama Conference
“The people called United Methodists have always been a people who believe in the power of prayer. Our recent 131 days of prayer for General Conference has reminded all of us that United Methodists have not lost their belief in calling out to God! So, it is only natural that we should include the whole family in special prayer as the Commission moves forward in its work!”
Bishop Al Gwinn, retired bishop, chair of the Council of Bishops’ Prayer subcommittee.