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General Conference 2012

Someone's Praying, Lord

By Glory E. Dharmaraj

Let us stand together praying for the United Methodist General Conference, across the aisles of differences.

Let us pray with our hands and our feet, with words and nonverbal expressions, cries and silences. 

Let us pray in the thick of our daily lives and when we lay us down to sleep, acknowledging that God is the head of the church.

Prayer is song, music, humming and dancing.

Prayer is putting on aprons, cooking and gardening.

Prayer is putting on the armor of the Holy Spirit and being engaged in struggle against injustices.  “Our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against authorities, against cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:11-12).

Prayer is political.

Prayer is personal.

Personal is communal and collective.

Prayer is the total expression of our lives lifted toward God in Christ who graciously seeks to use us for the transformation of the church, the world, and for the renewal of creation.

Share your prayers for General Conference online!
Visit the 2012 United Methodist Church General Conference Prayer Ministry Facebook page and Twitter page (@GC2012Pray) and participate in this prayer network. Identify yourself as a United Methodist Women member and write prayers lifting up the well-being of women, children and youth and the need for creating a world of justice and peace for all. Ask God to give wisdom to the delegates to make decisions that will lift up the presence of the church as an effective witness in the world.

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