UMC Prayer Guide

Sunday, March 3

May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.

Revelation 22:21

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What’s Happening:

  • Churches hear updates in worship.

Prayer Focus:

  • Local congregations to love one another and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

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Saturday, March 2

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

2 Corinthians 4:18

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What’s Happening:

  • Communication in Annual Conferences
  • Communication in Districts
  • Communication in churches

Prayer Focus:

  • Local churches, pastors, and members adapting to a new normal

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Friday, March 1

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 3:5-6

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What’s Happening:

  • Delegate Travel
  • Communication to Annual Conferences

Prayer Focus:

  • Those hurting and processing outcome.
  • Those feeling anxious about their economic future (especially clergy, staff and families).

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Thursday, February 28

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him.

Romans 15:13a

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What’s Happening:

  • Delegates travel home.
  • International delegates visiting mission partners.

Prayer Focus:

  • Future of the church
  • Annual Conferences

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Wednesday, February 27

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Philippians 1:6

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What’s Happening:

  • Delegates begin journey home.
  • Bishops, Groups, and Staff meeting to evaluate and consider next steps.

Prayer Focus:

  • God’s will as we move forward
  • News media
  • Communication

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Tuesday, February 26

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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What’s Happening:

  • Final day—should be moving to final votes in plenary.

Prayer Focus:

  • News media
  • God’s will be done
  • Safety, peace, and no harm by advocates
  • For those feeling the need to leave the UMC
  • For those who are hurting

 

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Monday, February 25

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Proverbs 16:9

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What’s Happening:

  • Debate/Amendments in Legislative Group

Prayer Focus:

  • Delegates to have peace and stamina
  • Delegates to know and do God’s will
  • For those who are anxious, hurting or discouraged

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Sunday, February 24

Whenever the cloud lifted from over the sacred tent, the people of Israel would break camp and follow it. And wherever the cloud settled, the people of Israel would set up camp.

Numbers 9:17

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What’s Happening:

  • Opening Worship
  • Presentations by Committees and Commissions
  • Prioritization of Plans/Petitions
  • Election of Officers to Preside in Legislative Group
  • Debate may begin

Prayer Focus:

  • Good faith by all participating
  • Pray against any impasse or breakdown of system
  • For UMC to find settlement in this issue

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Saturday, February 23

Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.

1 Chronicles 16:11

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What’s Happening:

  • Praying for United Methodist Church

Prayer Focus:

  • God’s will be done
  • Spirit of charity reigns in all

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Friday, February 22

I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1b

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What’s Happening:

  • Final Delegates arrive (especially USA)
  • Registration
  • Caucus Meetings

Prayer Focus:

  • Committee on Presiding Officers
  • Presiding Delegates
  • People in the Pool to be elected Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary of Legislative Group