Monday, May 2, 2016

Praying for General Conference

The United Methodist Church’s General Conference (our church's top legislative body) gathers in Portland, OR May 10-20 for its quadrennial meeting.  

I invite you to join me and other United Methodists in surrounding our delegates, Bishops, and other church leaders with prayer as they prepare to listen to one another, discern God’s will for the United Methodist Church, and make decisions that will guide our church around the world in fulfilling our purpose.

Please join me in praying…

--For God’s will, God’s way, and God’s timing to reign supreme in all that is said and done.

--For the delegates to receive a renewed vision for God for the UMC both in the USA and around the world

--For the safety and security of the 864 delegates and assistants who will be present

--For the discussions and conversations over controversial subjects would be carried out in a civil manner that respects and honors God in all ways and in all persons

--For the Holy Spirit to fill the convention center and guide each delegate in their deliberations

For more materials and resources, visit the General Conference Prayer Community at, sponsored by The Upper Room ministries.