Special Session of U.M. General Conference
to convene on February 23

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It’s February 2019. And as United Methodists, there are no doubts that we have been focusing on this period because we all know that:

  1. The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.

  2. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops.

  3. The Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

Most of us may not be present in person during discussions and debates, nor participate in the voting process. But as Christians indwelt and led by the Holy Spirit, we should make our presence felt through the powerful gift of Intercessory Prayers, which is the act of praying on behalf of others, and in this instance, all the participants in St. Louis, Missouri.

Friends, do I need to remind you that your prayers for the delegates and their discussions and debates, has the power to deliver a denomination dedicated to divine possibilities?

It is indeed God’s desire that every believer be active in Intercessory Prayer. What an opportunity to come boldly before the throne of God with requests on behalf of our sisters and brothers and yes, all the participants at the Special Session of the General Conference of our United Methodist Church. Let Your Petitions Be Made Known To God.

Please read: 1 Timothy 2:1-6

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