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On Independence Day 2019, the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt prays that God will guide the United States of America to fulfill its ideals to act justly, to care for the weak, to defend the persecuted and to foster freedom and peace. Read more

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief distributed this prayer as part of its June 30 Solidarity with Suffering Children observance. Read more

Advocating Justice

Jesus went away not only to pray, but also to contemplate and to meditate, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. All three are needed to draw closer to God's will for our lives. Read more

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Images from the Day of Prayer that began the 2019 General Conference. Read more

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Educator and counselor Tom DeLaughry explains how the realization of bias perceptives – which affect both traditionalists and progressives – can be used to create unity in the UMC when applied through prayer. Read more

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Louisiana clergywomen's "Strands of Unity" display of pearls as prayer goes viral across the United Methodist connection. Read more

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The Council of Bishops will hold a day-long emphasis at the 2019 General Conference on praying to discern God's will for The United Methodist Church. Read more

A Way Forward

His exterminator's unexpected question leaves the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant wishing more people would think to care for their pastors' spiritual needs. Read more

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Praying FOR people is a lot different from praying WITH people, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Be careful when you say "Amen," because then you're on the hook for doing whatever your part is to bring about what you asked God to do, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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It's time to stop thinking of prayer as a verb and instead embody our prayers through our actions on the way to the 2019 General Conference, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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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