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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). 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. 

    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."