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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

We Pray with Bishop Kulah and the People of Liberia

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 30, 2018 Together we pray the Lord's Prayer with Bishop Arthur Kulah and the people of the Liberia Central Conference, “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April 29-May 5, 2018. Our Father

Fourth Week of Easter: Do One Thing for Your Neighbor

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

April 27, Friday Do One Thing for Your Neighbors Help a neighbor plant some spring flowers (or plant a few for a neighbor who might not be able to get out). Surprise a neighbor by

We Pray with Bishop Daniel Wandabula and the people of the East Africa Episcopal Area

April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 22, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Daniel Wandabula and the people of the East Africa Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of April

A Different Kind of Repentance

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 20, 2018 A Word from John Wesley I say, repentance rightly understood; for this must not be confounded with the former repentance. The repentance consequent upon justification is widely different from that which is

Praying with the People of Zimbabwe

April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 15, 2018 This week we pray with Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa and the people of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of

Do One Thing for Your Family

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 13, 2018 Do One Thing for Your Family* Take a hike or walk with your family. Help with outdoor chores without being asked. Pick a favorite Bible verse for each family member. Write the

We Pray with Bishop Ciriaco Francisco

April 8th, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 8, 2018 Together we pray with Bishop Ciriaco Francisco and the people of the Manila Episcopal Area of the Philippine Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the

Prayer and Action on Behalf of Our Children

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

April 6, 2018 One of the most important things the United Methodist Church can do is to pray for and guide our children in the love of God and neighbor. This first week after Easter

Easter Monday

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

APRIL 2, 2018 This Easter Monday we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Kainda Katembo and the people of the South Congo Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way

Lent, Day 40: DIE

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 31, 2018 Lent, Day 40: DIE For the final day of Holy Week we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper

Lent – Day 39, Good Friday: GETHSEMANE

March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 30, 2018 For this final Friday of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent -Day

Lent – Day 38: Maundy Thursday

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 29, 2018 For Holy Week, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent- Day 38, Maundy Thursday,

Lent – Day 37: BETRAY

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 28, 2018 For Holy Week, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015). Lent - Day 37: BETRAY

PALM SUNDAY

March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 25, 2018 Together we pray the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop David Kekumba Yemba of the Central Congo Episcopal Area Central Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week

Lent – Day 33: PRAY

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 23, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

Lent – Day 31: Body

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 21, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

UMC PRAYER FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 18, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Harald Rückert of the Germany East Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 18-24, 2018. Loving God, we

LENT, DAY 27: SIN

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 17, 2018 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 Sin is a three-letter word that we do not like to

LENT – Day 25: WAY

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 14, 2018 Each Wednesday and Friday of Lent, we offer an excerpt from Pauses for Lent, a book by South African writer and pastor Trevor Hudson. Today is the 25th day of Lent and

We Pray for the Holy Spirit to Guide Us

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 11, 2018 This week we pray with Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Central Conferences, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 11-17, 2018.

Lent-Day 21: Peace

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 9, 2018 Lent-Day 21: Peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. " John 14:27 We experience two different kinds of peace. One kind is the peace the world gives.

Lent, Day 19: Poor

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 7, 2018 Each Wednesday and Friday of Lent, we use excerpts from Pauses for Lent, a book by South African writer and pastor Trevor Hudson. Today is the 19th day of Lent and the

Prayer for the United Methodist Church and the Commission

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 6, 2018 An invitation to pray by Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of March 4-10, 2018.

World Day of Prayer and Lent, Day 15, Peacemaker

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

MARCH 2, 2018 PEACEMAKER "Blessed are the peacemakers." Matthew 5:9 Despite constant talk of the value of peace, we find very little in this world. Both our public and personal lives reflect our tragic lack

Lent, Day 13, Water

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 28, 2018 For the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, we will use the writings of Rev. Trevor Hudson of South Africa, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015).

Texas Annual Conference Prayer for Monday

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 26, 2018 From Bishop Scott Jones: The Texas Annual Conference continues a week long prayer emphasis for our United Methodist Church, The Commission on the Way Forward, and the Called General Conference set for

A Prayer for Unity in the Body of Christ

February 25th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 25, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 25-March 3, 2018. For additional information

Pray for Protection of the Members of the Commission

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 24, 2018 For Protection of the Members of the Commission Holiest One, blaze the way and make your path clear with signposts and ebenezers and burning bushes and heart tugs, if you will. Keep

Pray for Protection of Vulnerable Constituencies

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 23, 2018 For Protection of Vulnerable Constituencies Gracious and Loving God, we marvel at your loving care for all people. As the Commission on a Way Forward continues its work, open us to grace,

Pray for the Protection of the Core Tenents

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

February 22, 2018 Generous and grace-filled God, help us remember who we are. As United Methodists, make us agents of your grace and giving. Remind us that the whole world is our parish. Everywhere we

Prayer for the Unity of The United Methodist Church

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

February 21, 2018 For the Protection of the Unity of The United Methodist Church God of peace and unity, we come humbly and gratefully into your presence. We come to you with minds full of

Prayer for Protection of the Integrity of the Process

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 18, 2018 A prayer by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Annual Conference, leading the United Methodist Church in “Praying Our Way Forward” for the week of February 18-24, 2018. Bishop Jung and the

Lent, Day 4, Prayer for Unity

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

FEBRUARY 17, 2018 Glory Revealed through UNITY. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those

Lent, Day 3, Prayer for Hope

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

February 16, 2018 Glory Revealed through HOPE. For additional resources from The Upper Room for all of Lent, click here. Scripture: “For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it