Praying Our Way Forward: Phase 3

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The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward

Beginning June 3 and continuing through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019, United Methodists are asked to:

1. Engage in a weekly Wesleyan 24-hour fast from Thursday after dinner to Friday mid-afternoon.  Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be inadvisable might consider fasting from social media, emails or another daily activity.


2. Pause and pray for our church’s mission and way forward daily for four minutes from 2:23 through 2:26 a.m. or p.m. in their own time zone OR at another time.  This is because the Special Session of General Conference will be held February 23 through February 26, 2019. 


3. Pray using a weekly prayer calendar that will be posted on the UMCPrays.org website from June 3, 2018, through the end of February 2019.

The calendar will list a unique cluster of names each week. The names will balance United States bishops and delegates with Central Conference bishops and delegates. It will also include General Secretaries, Commission on a Way Forward members, the Commission of the General Conference and the staff of the General Conference.