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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: CLT Prayer Initiative

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 7

    March 16, 2020 / By Drew Griffin

    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. In the weeks leading up to General Conference, members of your Conference Leadership Team will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative.

    This week's prayer is provided by Drew Griffin:

    Gracious and loving God we give you thanks for your presence in our lives. We know that you love us and that you want only the best for us. Please forgive us when we can only see the valley of dry bones and not Your promise of breathing new life into those bones. O God please open our hearts and minds to the new thing that You are doing. Help us to see that You are opening our graves of exile, so that we can rise anew and bring Your message of radical and unconditional love to those who don’t yet know You. We know from Your Word that Jesus was sent into the world to redeem ALL things. So we humbly seek your face so that we might be able to reflect some of your light and glory to our neighbors here and around the world. Amen


    Click here to read about the authors participating in the Conference Leadership Team (CLT) Prayer Initiative.

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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."