31 Days of Prayer

Day 23

February 18, 2019

Read Matthew 5:43-48

For Wesley, happiness came from holiness and holiness was love, especially love of enemies.  From a Wesleyan perspective, happiness is best understood as a by-product of loving service.

Today, let us give thanks for those who are representing us and serving as delegates at the General Conference.  Let us offer them to God.  (Their names are below).

Prayer for Today:

O God, thank you for providing what we need to face today and to step into the future unafraid.  We thank you for those who serve as delegates to the special General Conference.  We thank you for bringing us to this point in history and we ask for the faith to trust the “new thing” that you are doing in our midst.  Thank you for all who are stepping out their comfort zones to relate to those who are different.  Thank you for all you have done in and through those who have gone before us and for all you have done to help make us who we are. Today, we thank you for our colleagues who are reaching out in love to serve you in and through the United Methodist Church.  In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Once we are in the habit of relating to other people as friends, we can begin to start relating to our enemies as friends. We’re praying for you, for the church, for our impact on the world. #prayers #faith #jesus #umc #transformingmission #wesley Transforming Mission

A Few Reminders

Thank you for participating in this 31-day prayer journey.  Our journey will include opportunities to read and reflect on the scriptures as we pray specifically for the special General Conference, for the leaders of our denomination, and for the delegates who have represented us.  As we pray together, we will become more who God has created us to be.

You can find the delegates from the West Ohio Conference here.  Let us pray for each of them every day. It will be through our prayers that they become more who God created them to be.

Thank you for taking this journey with us.