Prayer for Special General Conference


Sunday February 24, 2019 – Congregational Prayer for United Methodist Church


Gracious and loving God, who leads, teaches and guides,

You who offer compassion, grace and mercy, be with us now.

We passionately seek Your presence during challenging times and circumstances and we trust that you are moving in and around our lives.

We, as one part of your Body, the Church, go into the days and weeks ahead seeking to discern Your deep desire for us as The United Methodist Church.

Give us courage as we continue to live and respond to Your invitation to be Your hands, feet and voice.

We ask for a fresh wind of Your Spirit and guidance for each of us as individuals, for the faithful congregations, and for this global community of United Methodists.

We ask for Your wisdom and presence for those among us who have been called to serve as delegates as the Special Session of General Conference gathers today.

Grant them clarity and a discerning spirit as they seek to listen for You in their midst.

Reveal to them Your deep desire for our future as a church.

Give them and us the faith to lay aside our personal wants and needs so that we can be truly present to You, sit with You in reverence and awe, and listen deeply for the still small voice that woos us, comforts us, and invites us to that place where we can live fully and wholly into the Kingdom life that You desire for us.

We lay all this before You as the deep desire of our hearts and minds in the name of Jesus, the Christ.  Amen

United Methodists from around the world will gather February 23-26 for the Special General Conference to discuss human sexuality. St. Matthew’s will be praying for the delegates and the work of General Conference over that weekend. Join us before General Conference begins for an all day prayer vigil on February 22 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Pray from anywhere by signing up to pray for General Conference here

Our goal is to fill up as many spots as possible to pray for the delegates to General Conference and the work that they will do during the last weekend in February.

You can keep up with what is going on at General Conference here:

Suggestions for Prayer:

Interactive Prayer through the Prayer Wall:

Learn more about what is going to happen at General Conference 2019 here:

*Choose the English language option to download the Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate. Here are some pages to go to:

pg. 8 – General Conference Schedule

pg. 63 – List of Delegates

For questions about our prayer during General Conference contact Pastor Nickie here.