Many are continuing to pray for the future of the United Methodist Church and our First-Centenary family. Home Gatherings are scheduled and YOU ARE INVITED! You may contact Cindy Ruff, firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your plans to attend one of these meetings.
In preparation for this time, you might want to consider this and other questions: “Since we believe that God loves all people, how do we as the Body of Christ share His unconditional love and intentionally develop relationships with our neighbors?” A great follow-up question is: “Who is our neighbor?”
The following excerpt from a prayer for Solidarity and Justice is provided on the United Methodist Church website, www.gcorr.org, by the General Commission on Religion and Race. There, you may read the entire prayer to go along with any personal concerns you may have.
“Let us seek world peace, social justice and environmental balance, which begins (sic) with our own breathing. We breathe in calmly and breathe out mindfully…We try to expand our understanding with love to help build a more nonviolent world. We vow to live simply and offer ourselves to the oppressed. By the grace of the compassionate ones and with the help of good friends may we be partners in lessening the suffering of the world so that it may be a proper habitat for all…to live in harmony during the next millennium.”
As we continue to pray for one another, let us especially pray for environmental healing and for places around the world.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 9:04 AM EDT