United Methodist Churches around the world are encouraged to take part in a prayer vigil that started Jan. 1 and continues up to the beginning of General Conference on May 10 in Portland, Oregon.
The Council of Bishops has invited each of the annual conferences to host a 24-hour prayer effort on a specific date, with the intent of creating a groundswell of prayer in the days leading up to the General Conference. It is up to each conference to choose an available date and then design their own format for the prayer effort. The Great Plains will conduct its prayer vigil on March 1.
To successfully take part, we need your help. Download this spreadsheet,which his broken into 20-minute increments for March 1. Fill it out and send it to Roxie Delisi in our communications department at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 22.
Our goal is to fill the entire 24 hours across the conference. We realize many churches may be able to fill the 24 hours all by themselves. That would be a great way to pray for our church as it enters into this once-every-four years meeting of the worldwide church.
Need help? Check out a page set up by Upper Room to assist you in this effort.
Call Delisi at 402-464-5994, ext. 107l, with any questions.