Monday, March 28, 2016

Prayers for General Conference


Beginning March 31, The United Methodist Church across the world will embark on 60 Days of Prayer for the 2016 General Conference, scheduled May 10-20 in Portland, Ore.

General Conference is the global legislative assembly of the denomination, and is the only body with the authority to speak for the entire church. Its primary task is to review and revise the United Methodist Book of Discipline, our covenant of policies and doctrine.

60 Days of Prayer has been organized by the Upper Room's Prayer Ministry in cooperation with the United Methodist Council of Bishops, partnering organizations such as JustPeace, and other church-wide boards and agencies.

Each United Methodist bishop has designated a day for each congregation in his or her area to pray for General Conference. Dallas Area Bishop Mike McKee has assigned May 6 to St. Stephen UMC. On this day we will pray individually and during a vigil for the delegates, bishops and other leaders going to General Conference. More details on St. Stephen's prayer vigil will be posted in the near future.

In addition, the General Conference Prayer Team invites us to participate through a study guide, prayer wall and creating prayer bead strands for delegates. Details about these offerings are available at 60daysofprayer.org

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