“Praying Our Way Forward” was created by the Council of Bishops as a part of their larger commitment to “lead the church in every part of the world in times of worship, study, discernment, confession and prayer for God’s guidance.”
The aim of "Praying Our Way Forward" is to:
- ask and listen for God’s leadership at this critical time in the life of our church
- in addition to participating in a designated week of prayer, individuals are invited to join the initiative by praying daily and fasting weekly for our church, mission and future
Each annual conference in the denomination will take one week to have intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, which began meeting in January.
The California-Nevada Conference's week to lead the denomination in prayer is December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018. (www.cnumc.org/PrayOurWayForward)
The initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017 with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The effort began January 1 in the North Carolina Conference, and will wrap up in the West Angola Episcopal area in June 2018.
TO VIEW THE BISHOP'S VIDEO INVITATION TO PRAYER, CLICK HERE, OR CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE.
TO VIEW CALIFORNIA-NEVADA CONFERENCE'S SCHEDULE OF REFLECTIONS FOR THE WEEK, CLICK HERE.
TO DOWNLOAD A BULLETIN INSERT, CLICK HERE.
TO SIGN UP YOUR CHURCH TO PRAY FOR 30 MINUTES DURING THE WEEK, CLICK HERE.
TO ADD A PRAYER TO THE PRAYER WALL, CLICK HERE.
FOR MORE ABOUT THE DENOMINATIONAL INTIATIVE, CLICK HERE.