Today’s Prayer Post

Hope in God

December 13th, 2018|0 Comments

DECEMBER 13, 2018 Prayer Theme: Hope in God Read Psalm 33 Psalm Prayer: You brought all things into being and know the secrets of the furthest galaxies as well as those within the hidden universe

Hope in God

December 9th, 2018|0 Comments

DECEMBER 9, 2018 Prayer Theme: Hope in God Together, we enter this 29th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 10 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019

Active Waiting

December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

DECEMBER 6, 2018 Prayer Theme: Active Waiting Read Psalm 27 Psalm Prayer: You offer us a refuge amidst the trials of life. May our waiting prepare us to see glimpses of your face, even as

Prayer is Action

December 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

DECEMBER 2, 2018 Prayer Theme: Active Waiting Together, we enter this 28th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 11 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special

End Times

November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 Prayer Theme: End Times Read Psalm 11 Pray this Psalm Prayer: Vigilant God, your sight is sharper than the eagle's and more penetrating than the rays of the sun. Search our hearts

Pray with the End in View

November 25th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 25, 2018 Together, we enter this 27th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 12 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

Prayer for Love and Justice

November 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 Prayer Theme: Justice Read Psalm 72 Psalm Prayer: Loving God, in Jesus Christ you have shown us the King whose rule brings abundance of life to all people. Grant that we may

Praying for Justice

November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Together, we enter this 26th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 12 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

Stewards of Creation and the Soul of the UMC

November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 Prayer Theme: Stewards of Creation Read Psalm 148 Psalm Prayer: May we take the time, O God of creation, to notice the world around us, that our hearts and minds may be

Prayers for the UMC and our Role as Stewards of Creation

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 11, 2018 Theme: Stewards of Creation Together, we enter this 25th week of the Council of Bishops' call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 13 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special

Prayer for Responsibility

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 Prayer Theme: Responsibility Read Psalm 1 Psalm Prayer: Truly happy is the person who loves you, Lord. Give us the wisdom, willingness of heart, and clarity of conscience to depend on you

Prayer for Responsibility

November 4th, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 4, 2018 Prayer theme for the week: Responsibility Together, we enter this 24th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 14 more weeks before the February 23-26,

Prayer to Our Compassionate God

November 1st, 2018|0 Comments

NOVEMBER 1, 2018 Prayer Theme: Compassion Read Psalm 103 Psalm Prayer: Lord, you are compassionate and merciful; you are patient, faithful, and just. Help us show compassion to others as you show compassion to us.

We Pray for Compassion

October 28th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 28, 2018 Together, we enter this 23nd week of the Council of Bishops' call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 15 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

We Pray for Humility

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 25, 2018 Read Psalm 131 Psalm Prayer: "How majestic are your ways, great God of life! Although we know much, we still understand so little. Yet in Jesus Christ you have offered us "all

Praying Our Way Forward with Humility

October 21st, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 21, 2018 Together, we enter this 22nd week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 16 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

Trust

October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 18, 2018 Prayer Theme: Trust Read Psalm 20 Psalm Prayer: Remembering your faithfulness from age to age, O Lord, let us trust that you have our best interests in mind as you respond to

We Pray for Trust

October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 14, 2018 Together, we enter this 21st week of the Council of Bishops' call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 17 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

Simplicity

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER  11, 2018 Prayer Theme: Simplicity Read Psalm 116 Psalm Prayer: O God of mercy, we thank you for hearing our cry. When we have sojourned near death, you have held us firmly and protected

We Pray for a Simple Faith in Christ

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 7, 2018 Together, we enter this 20th week of the Council of Bishops' call to Pray Our Way Forward.  There are 18 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General

Gentleness

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

OCTOBER 4, 2018 Prayer Theme: Gentleness Read Psalm 119:73-80 Psalm Prayer: Dearest Lord, you have gently fashioned each one of us in your loving image. May we delight in your word and meditate on your

We Pray for Gentleness

September 30th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 Together, we enter this 19th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward, Phase 3. There are 19 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of

Prayer of Gratitude

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER  27, 2018 Prayer Theme: Gratitude Read Psalm 136 Psalm Prayer: Generous Lord, the wonders of your extravagant love display themselves in the glittering beauty of the night sky and the abundant fruitfulness of the

Praying Our Way Forward

September 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Together, we enter this 17th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Prayer for Attentiveness

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Attentiveness Read Psalm 66 Prayer: Truly, O Lord, you are the God of faithful love whose awesome deeds have brought us through desert wastes and darkening valleys. May the memory of your

Praying for the UMC

September 16th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 Together, we enter this 16th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Together We Practice the Presence of God

September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Practicing the Presence of God Read Psalm 132 Psalm Prayer: May we be forever mindful today, O God, that you are in your dwelling place. Give us full knowledge and awareness of

Practicing the Presence of God

September 9th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 Together, we enter this 15th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Listening to the Call

September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Read Psalm 29 Psalm Prayer Gracious, merciful, and loving God, whose voice calls to us from over the waters like thunder, may we be ever mindful and attentive to your call so

Prayer for The United Methodist Church

September 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 Together, we enter this 14th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Praying for Wisdom

August 30th, 2018|2 Comments

AUGUST 30, 2018 Read Psalm 111 Psalm Prayer: True wisdom is found only in you, O Lord. Grant us the wisdom to know what it is you would have us do, to follow and serve

We Fast and Pray for Leaders

August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 26, 2018 Together, we enter this 13th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Prayer and Discernment

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 23, 2018 Read Psalm 139 Psalm Prayer: O God, the source of all understanding, wisdom, and knowledge, instill within us discerning hearts and minds that we may come to know your plan for our

Prayers for the United Methodist Church

August 19th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 19, 2018 Today we enter this 12th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

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Contemplative Prayer

August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 12, 2018 Read Psalm 25 Psalm Prayer: Holy God, grant us peace in this noisy world, that all our attention may be directed toward you. May your ways be made known to us through

Prayers for the Church

August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 12, 2018 Today we enter this 11th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major

Praying for One Another

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 9, 2018 Read Psalm 143 Psalm Prayer: We confess, O Lord, that we become so distracted by the busyness of life that we often fail to pray as we should. Quiet and center our

Prayer and Fasting for the United Methodist Church

August 5th, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 5, 2018 Today we enter this 10th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names those who will play major roles

A Forgiven and Reconciled People

August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

AUGUST 2, 2018 Read Psalm 32 Psalm Prayer: You are loving, merciful, and forgiving, O God. You pardon our wrongdoing and cover our transgressions.  May we forgive and pardon others as you have forgiven and

Praying for the United Methodist Church

July 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Week of JULY 29, 2018 Today we enter this nineth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names those who will play

Praying without Ceasing

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 26, 2018 A word of inspiration as you pray and fast today for our church: SAINT PAUL SPEAKS of praying “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). It is not as hard as it sounds, really.

Prayer for Mission and Unity

July 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 22, 2018 Today we enter this eighth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names those who will play major roles

Prayer and Loneliness

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 18, 2018 Prayer Experience for the Week: Loneliness Please read Psalm 102. Psalm Prayer: Restore our broken relations. Holy God, sometimes I feel like we are all alone. However, we know that even when

Praying for the United Methodist Church

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 15, 2018 Today we enter this seventh week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church and for the special session of the General Conference to be held

Turning toward God

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 12, 2018 Conversion is going on all the time within us and within the world. While the change of turning toward God may seem like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is in reality a continual

Prayer for Mission and Unity

July 8th, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 8, 2018 Today we enter this sixth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. We appreciate your ongoing prayer support for the special session of the

Praying our Way Forward

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Today we pray with Bishop Reuben P. Job. Please read Psalm 23 and then pray this Psalm Prayer: God of abundant generosity, you desire to fill our lives with good gifts that bring us joy

Praying Our Way Forward, Phase 3, Week 5 of 40 until GC2019

July 1st, 2018|0 Comments

JULY 1, 2018 Today we enter the fifth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church, Annual Conferences continue to meet. During each gathering, the Annual Conference will

Pray Morning, Noon and Night

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friends, We continue this fourth week of Praying Our Way Forward, Part 3, with 36 weeks to go before the February 23-26, 2019 Special Called General Conference. One of the practices of the church

Fasting and Prayer for the UMC and our Leaders, Week 4.

June 24th, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 24, 2018 As we enter this fourth week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church, Annual Conferences continue to meet. During each gathering, the Annual Conference will

To Know God’s Will

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 21, 2018 Praying to know God’s will is a fundamental act of repentance. It is our way of saying to God, “I am willing to look at life from your point of view. I

Praying Our Way Forward, Week 3

June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 17, 2018 As we enter this third week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church, annual conferences continue to meet. During the gatherings, annual conferences will elect

Compassion at the Heart

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 14, 2018 Compassion lies at the heart of the authentic Christ-following life. Any spiritual experience – whether it be one of solitude and silence, prayer and fasting, or worship and celebration – that does

Praying Our Way Forward

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 10, 2018 As we enter this second week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church, numerous Annual Conferences are meeting. During these events, the Annual Conference will

Prayer and Fasting

June 8th, 2018|1 Comment

JUNE 8, 2018 Our prayers are often crippled because we do not support them by fasting. In Matthew 6, Jesus clearly taught an inexorable relationship between the two. Indeed, the “closet” in which effective praying

Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward Begins Today

June 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

JUNE 3, 2018 Dear Friends: Beginning this week and continuing through February 2019, the UMCprays.org website will provide a weekly post encouraging you to pray for our church and its leaders.   Each weekly post

A Prayer for Love and Grace

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 30, 2018 Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will – all that I have and call my own. You have given it all to me, Lord,

The final week of Praying Our Way Forward, Phase 2

May 27th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 27, 2018 Together we join in the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Gaspar João Domingos of the West Angola Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week

Do One Thing for Your Church

May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 25, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Church* Watch for children and youth who are visiting your church and try to make them feel welcome. Ask some church friends or your family (or both)

A Breath Prayer

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 23, 2018 I decided I wanted to try a new prayer practice. I began saying the Jesus Prayer repeatedly at various times of the day. Christians have been reciting this prayer for over a

Praying with Bishop Torio and the Baguio Episcopal Area

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 21, 2018 Together we join in the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Peter Torio and the people of the Baguio Episcopal Area, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week

A Psalm Prayer for the 7th Week of Easter

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 18, 2018 As we approach Pentecost Sunday, May 20th, and conclude the final two weeks of phase 2 of the Council of Bishop's Praying Our Way Forward Initiative, we join in this prayer written

Praying with the Wesley Brothers

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

A Word from John Wesley* Hence may appear the extreme mischievousness of that seemingly innocent opinion, that there is no sin in a believer; that all sin is destroyed, root and branch, the moment a

Pray with Bishop Nkulu Ntanda Ntambo and the North Katanga Episcopal Area

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 14, 2018 Together we join in the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Nkulu Ntanda Ntambo and the people of the North Katanga Episcopal Area Central Conference as we “Pray Our Way Forward” for the week

Standing In The Need of Prayer

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 9, 2018 Bishop Ken Carter, The Bishop's Blog, 4/30/2018 With some regularity, I receive communications—letters, links to blogs, statements—about what is wrong with the church. The church is either not conservative or not liberal

Praying with Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda and the people of East Congo

May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 6, 2018 Together we pray the Lord's Prayer with Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda and the people of the East Congo Episcopal Area Central Conference, “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of May 6-12,

Fifth Week After Easter: Do One Thing for Family

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 4, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Family* Plan a family picnic in a park or your back yard. Help your family with outdoor chores like planting, watering, and weeding. Make a treat the

We Pray with Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. and the People of Liberia

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 2, 2018 [Correction: This week we pray with Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. and the people of Liberia.] A Word from John Wesley “But what good works are those, the practice of which you