This resource, 50 Days of Prayer Before & During General Conference 2012, serves as an invitation to provide spiritual support to the 2012 General Conference. Electronic communication will make it possible for every local congregation in every part of the world to pray with and for the 988 delegates of the 2012 General Conference. Every United Methodist will be able to read the same scripture, share the same insights, and pray the same prayer for 40 days prior to the General Conference in Tampa, Florida, as well as through each day of the General Conference, April 24 through May 4, 2012.
We want God to lead and shape the future of The United Methodist Church. This guide will allow us to actively support the spiritual preparation needed before the General Conference and intercede faithfully during the ten days of the Conference. The kingdom of God comes through prayer and discernment. Through use of this resource, we unite in prayer for God’s will to be done in God’s way and in God’s time.
Thank you for praying with us during the last 50 days. The United Methodist General Conference 2012 has now adjourned and our 50 days has ended. However, the need for prayer continues as we help family, friends, and the church understand what has been discerned and decided.
We invite you to continue praying for God’s will to be done in God’s way and in God’s time. To support you in your daily prayer practice, please consider joining us in one or more of these options:
1. Continue praying with us by subscribing to The Upper Room daily devotional guide. When you read each day’s meditation, you join with millions around the world who are reading the same scripture and praying the same prayer each day.
2. Continue praying with us by signing up to receive the free Upper Room Daily Reflections email which includes excerpts from our books and magazines. There is also a link to the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures and a weekly reminder of one of the saints whose life inspires us to deeper discipleship and prayer.
3. Continue praying with us, holding the people of the United Methodist Church in your heart for the next seven days, while you pray The Lord’s Prayer. At the deepest level, every United Methodist desires God’s kingdom to come and God’s will to be done.
May the peace of Christ be with you,
The Prayer Support Team of General Conference
The Upper Room