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New ways to pray during Lent

Pray during Lent

Joe Iovino asserts that there is no one-size-fits-all technique for prayer. “Each of us needs to find our unique style.” Pray in a variety of ways during Lent.

NCJ Mission Council calls for prayer

Pray for NCJ Conference

The NCJ Mission Council calls the million United Methodists in the region to pray for God’s guidance as the North Central delegates come together online November 10-11, 2021.

Praise to God comes first

Man giving praise for new day

“Faith is something that precedes an answer to a battle or a crisis,” says the Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr. He calls us to praise our God, who is good even… Continue Reading Praise to God comes first

Prayer power connects people

Prayer group in Atlanta GA

Rev. Jacqui King lives by the scripture about loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself. King says, “For me, prayer is that love… Continue Reading Prayer power connects people

Clergy talk about self care

Chad Parmalee does self care with yarn

Annual conferences support clergy as they adapt to the health crisis by offering programs that help avert burnout. This care takes many forms.

Time for spiritual decluttering

We accumulate spiritual clutter

Every so often you declutter the junk drawer, the basement, or the garage. How about taking time at the start of the new year to declutter your spiritual life?

Bishop calls for prayer

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

“There will be time for analysis and thoughtful debate later,” said Bishop David Bard. “Right now … what is needed is prayer.”

Pondering with Mary

Icon of Mary and Jesus

Mary lived in traumatic times and so do we. The Rev. Paul Perez suggests that her contemplative practices in the days before Jesus’ birth might work well for us, too.

Our missionary tells his story

Missionaries now in Belize

He heard a call to become a missionary during a prayer session in seminary. Nkemba and Mbwizu Ndjungu have since served the Lord in Africa and Central America.

Prayer provides spiritual connection

Prayer time at home

Since late March, members of Grosse Pointe UMC have spent 8 am to 8 pm each Saturday in prayer. Said one, “I feel a sense of peace.”

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