A Filipino United Methodist missionary went on a 7-kilometer walk in Singapore the night before the U.S.-North Korea summit in order to pray for peace. more

Practicing Faith

The more he sees of life's randomness, the more the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant has come to doubt the existence of “miracles.” more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks he can keep his New Year's resolutions – at least, that's what he's telling himself as 2018 begins. more


Sometimes the Rev. Morgan Guyton doesn't "feel" God's presence in prayer, but that doesn't mean he's giving it up. more

Practicing Faith

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Eat, pray and shop. Open your homes AND prepare your hearts, says the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

Christy Thomas

The Wesley Bros (and their creator) are serious – prayer should always move us to action, because accommodating evil is not an option for Jesus' followers. more


Now's the time to prayer Jesus' second most famous prayer from John 17, because we need unity if we are to conquer the evils that plague our time, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more


If prayer is genuinely getting closer to God, then being uncomfortable while praying could mean that you're allowing yourself to be vulnerable to God's direction, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Practicing Faith

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant implores God to bring comfort to those harmed by the Las Vegas shooting, and resolve to those whose hearts are weary of violence. more

Practicing Faith

Last Vegas shooting

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As politicians spout "thoughts and prayers" about the Las Vegas shooting, the Rev. Morgan Guyton reminds us that prayer is not an alternative to taking action, but the means by which God prepares us to take action. more


MLK Kneeling

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What the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks of taking a knee, he thinks of these things. more

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Two years after he somewhat reluctantly joined a small group, United Methodist layman Shaun Jex finds that investing in one another's lives is crucial to growing in faith. more

Practicing Faith

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A questioner and the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas struggle together over what prayer is and what good it does when God seems silent. more

Christy Thomas

3 Ways to Meditate

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Rev. Jack Shitama introduces three simple ways to connect with God every day that will relieve anxiety and replenish energy for daily life. more

Practicing Faith

We need not go looking afar for our place of spiritual refuge through these tumultuous times, because it's right there within us, writes the Rev. Irvin J. Boudreaux. more

Practicing Faith

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The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of The United Methodist Church's social-action arm, offers a prayer for the incoming U.S. administration and the welfare of all. more

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Way Forward Moderators

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Three bishops serving as moderators for the Commission on A Way Forward issue an Advent message asking for prayers for the group's first conference call. more

A Way Forward

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Humility and mercy are the best ways to approach the way we pray, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

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Dallas Prayer Service

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As Dallas moves through its shock and grief at the ambush of a dozen police officers, five of whom died, the Rev. Eric Folkerth encourages support for law enforcement as well as ongoing efforts to halt police-involved shootings of black men. more

Advocating Justice

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Delegates to the 2016 General Conference will be bathed in prayer by United Methodists all around the world, according to a campaign set up by The Upper Room. more

2016 General Conference

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    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Showing Hopeful or Hopeless

    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Shows Hopeful or Hopeless

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