Praying our Way Forward January 20- 26

JANUARY 20, 2019

Prayer Theme: The Kingdom of God Is Among You
Together, we enter this 35th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are four 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:

  1. Reginald Gerard Clemons, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  2. Charles Chappell Temple, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  3. Donald (Don) Reed House, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Kenneth R. Levingston, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Morris Franklin Matthis, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Edgar Lee Erwin IV, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Laceye Cammarano Warner, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Andrew (Andy) Ramirez Hernandez, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Stephen Paul Wende, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Thomas (Tom) Roderick Wussow, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Catherine Sue Sullivan, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Merle Matthews Idom Jr., Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Janice Arlene Gilbert, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Melba Augustine Wilson, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Edward Cecil Jones III, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Oscar Luis Garza, Laity, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Keith Conan Whitaker, Clergy, Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Molly Rebeccah McEntire, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Alex Arthur Shanks, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Derrick Scott III Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. Rinaldo D Hernandez, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Alice Marie Williams, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Dionne Chandler Hammond, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Milton E. Wilson, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  25. David Allen Dodge, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  26. William Russell Graves Sr., Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  27. Cynthia Dee Weems, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Jeremy Kirk Hearn, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  29. Jacqueline P. M. Leveron, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  30. Rachael Preston Sumner, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  31. Sharon G. Austin, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  32. Carlene Rebecca Fogle-Miller, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  33. Geraldine Williams McClellan, Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  34. Janet Butler Earls, Laity, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  35. David Allen Jr., Clergy, Florida, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Kim Simpson

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:
Rev. Gary Graves, Secretary to the General Conference

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Episcopal Area and his spouse, Rev. Im-Hyon Jung
Bishop Eduard Khegay of the Eurasia Episcopal Area and his spouse, Vika Nogay
Bishop Paul L. Leeland of the Charlotte Episcopal Area and his spouse, Janet Leeland
Bishop Sharma Lewis of the Virginia Episcopal Area
Bishop John Michael Lowry (Mike) of the Fort Worth Episcopal Area and his spouse, Jolynn Lowry
Bishop Daniel O. Lunge of the Central Congo Central Conference and his spouse, Julienne Dembo Lunge
Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the Ohio East Episcopal area and her spouse, Derrick Malone
Bishop Bill McAlilly of the Tennessee Episcopal Area and his spouse, Lynn McAlilly
Bishop Michael McKee of the Dallas Episcopal Area and his spouse, Joan McKee
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Pittsburgh Episcopal Area and her spouse, Raphael Koikoi

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Brian Adkins, USA, California, elder

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:  Dawn Wiggins Hare serves as the General Secretary of the General Commission on Status and Role of Women (GCOSRW; COSROW) challenges The United Methodist Church to commit to the full participation of women in the life and mission of the church. The commission serves as an advocate for, and on the behalf of, women; seeks to eliminate inequities in relation to women in the church; and monitors the general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures to ensure the inclusion of women. For more information, click here. https://www.gcsrw.org/