CLT Prayer Initiative: Introduction
February 3, 2020 / By / 1 Comment
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). In this season, there are momentous preparations being made for our United Methodist community to part, possibly to multiply in new ways. How we do that matters. Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, we, your Conference Leadership Team, call all who can sense the resonance of our voices to, “Pray with us!” Pray for the wellbeing and faithfulness of those who think differently, whose path seems to diverge from your own. Pray for the ones with whom you are aligned, and for the ones who strive to lead in this poignantly sad and possibly exciting time. The world is watching how we treat one another.
Over the next 20 weeks, we will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. If you are a worship leader and feel the urge to use them in worship, we encourage you to do so. 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. We will send a different prayer each week in hopes that as we pray together, our prayers will build a habit of caring that will see us through the difficult times to come.