31 Days of Prayer
February 21, 2019
Let’s focus upon primary task of our United Methodist Churches by reaching out and receiving people, introducing them to Jesus, nurturing them in the Christian faith, and send them out into the community to engage the community with God’s love in Jesus. We can articulate our mission, our primary task, with the word HOPE: Hospitality, Offering Christ, Practicing Christian faith, and Engaging the community with God’s love.
Prayer for Today:
O God, thank you for providing what we need to face today and to step into the future unafraid. Give us eyes to see the new thing you are doing in the midst of our denomination. Knowing how you have worked in the past and the heritage of our church, we trust you for today and for tomorrow. Help us focus on loving the people you have given us to love and serve. Relieve our anxiety and our discomfort by filling us with your love.
Help us offer HOPE by reaching out and receiving all people in God’s love, by offering them Jesus by being like Jesus in our relationships, by practicing our faith through developing relationships, and by engaging the community through offering your love in every situation and circumstance.
We offer ourselves to you in the name of Jesus, our hope and the hope for all the world. Amen.
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.