When we were in Kansas City last week for the Leadership Institute at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, we received a 7 Days of Prayer prayer guide. Many churches are using this prayer guide to join together in prayer for the renewal and transformation of our churches.
Here it is …
Seven Days of Prayer for The United Methodist Church
Sunday – Passionate Worship
Lord, we pray that United Methodist churches across the globe would have an awesome encounter of worshiping You in Spirit and in truth today (John 4:24).
Monday – Calling Young People into Ministry
Lord, we pray that You would raise up laborers for the harvest (Matthew 9:37-39). And, specifically, we ask You to raise up 2000 young clergy in America and call them into the ministry of The United Methodist Church.
Tuesday – New Churches
Lord, we pray that You would raise up 400 new United Methodist churches in America in places where there is no vibrant witness for the Gospel right now (Romans 15:20).
Wednesday – Ministry to the Poor
Lord, we pray that You would use United Methodist churches to alleviate poverty, stamp out malaria and HIV/AIDS, and minister to the less fortunate and overlooked in the name of Jesus (Matthew 25:40).
Thursday – Renewed Vitality of the UMC
Lord, we pray that You would bring renewed vitality to The United Methodist Church (Ezekiel 37) and that You would daily add to Your church through professions of faith (Acts 2:47).
Friday – Unity
Lord, we pray for a healthy unity across The United Methodist Church such that the unbelieving world may see and believe in You (John 17:20-21).
Saturday – The Word
Lord, we pray that as the Word of God is preached in our church and other United Methodist churches tomorrow that You would bear fruit that will last forever (Isaiah 55:10-11).