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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: CLT Prayer Initiative

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Introduction

    February 3, 2020 / By / 1 Comment

    Pray,
    Pray now,
    Pray for the Others.

    Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives. (John 13:35, 17:22-23) This series of prayers began as a way to prepare us for General Conference. Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, we, your Conference Leadership Team, called all who could sense the resonance of our voices to, “Pray with us!”

    Now, General Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Moreover, the world has changed, and we face an uncertain future together in entirely new ways. In this context, the need to pray together is greater now than ever.

    We invite you to continue to pray with us over in the coming weeks as we share prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. If the Spirit places it on your heart to include these prayers in your daily devotions, publish them on your social media page, or jump off from their movement into your own inspiration, go with God and with our blessing.

    Comments 1

    I was born in Fulton , NY. Baptized by the hand of Bill Caldwell at the State Street Methodist Church in Fulton. Confirmed in the Faith at Liverpool UMC. Nominated to representative ministry from the Church Conference of St. Paul’s, Ithaca. Studied and formed my theology at Drew. Blessed to serve 16 local churches in 3 annual conferences. Prayer remains our best and brightest hope as we journey toward a future that “God alone can see”

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on February 3, 2020 at 5:17 pm

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    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."