Praying Our Way Forward - February 3rd to February 9th

Prayer Theme: Behold the Beauty of the Lord
(Re-posted from umcprays.org)

Together, we enter this 37th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are two more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. The entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes, and their decisions. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.

Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in fasting and prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:
Barbara Joyce Ware, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
William Timothy McClendon, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
James Henry Salley, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Kenneth Lee Nelson, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Joseph E. Heyward, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Timothy Julian Rogers, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Herman B. Lightest Jr., Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Robin Dease, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Jacquelyn G. Jenkins, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Tiffany Denise Knowlin, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Laurence Michael Cheatham, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Narcie Jo McClendon Jeter, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Martha Fridy Thompson, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Athon Melton Arant Jr., Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
David Verne Braddon, Laity, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Susan P. Leonard, Clergy, South Carolina, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
William Stanley Hatcher, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Donald Lee Adams, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Allison Ross Lindsey, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Jay David Hanson, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
James Larry Price, Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Bob Mark Moon, Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Carl Espy Childs Jr., Laity, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
James Arch Coward Jr., Clergy, South Georgia, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
James (Jim) R. Allen, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Harriet Jean Bryan, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Holly Shaw Neal, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Jacob Clark Armstrong, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Cornelia Anne Clark, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Stephen E. Handy Sr., Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
George Mead Brown, Laity, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Jackson Wayne Henry, Clergy, Tennessee, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Betty Katiyo
Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff: Susan Brumbaugh, Coordinator of the Calendar

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., of the Great Plains Episcopal Area and his spouse, Maria Saenz.
Bishop John R. Schol of the Greater New Jersey Episcopal Area and his spouse, Beverly Schol.
Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Esther Schnase.
Bishop Elaine J. Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area and her spouse, Clinton
Bishop Patrick Streiff of the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area and his spouse Heidi Streiff.
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., of the Mississippi Episcopal Area and his spouse, Delphine Swanson.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Tom Berlin, USA, Virginia, elder

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
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