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Conference to unite in prayer, fasting

2/17/2020

 When people pray, God listens.

And John and Charles Wesley believed “that God does nothing apart from believing prayer.”

In a focused effort to prepare for the 2020 General Conference session, the South Georgia Conference is launching a Conference-wide prayer and fasting initiative, “Together We Pray.” It will begin the day after Easter and run through the General Conference session.

The initiative will include three components: local church prayer resources, eight regional prayer gatherings, and a day of prayer and fasting.

Together We Pray provides opportunities for South Georgia United Methodists to be united in purpose through prayer, said Allison Lindsey, associate director of Connectional Ministries.

“There is power in our connection and in prayer, and during this time of uncertainty, what better way to be in ministry together! In the words of Oswald Chambers, ‘We have to pray with our eyes on God and not on the difficulties.’ Together We Pray gives us an opportunity to do just that, to come together in prayer with our focus on God,” she said “I hope clergy and laity will take advantage of the local church resources as well as attend a regional gathering for prayer, worship, and reflection.” 

Local church prayer resources include daily scripture readings, a prayer walk experience, and more.

The eight regional prayer gatherings will be held March 10 in Macon, Statesboro, Columbus, and Vidalia and March 12 in Savannah, Camilla, Valdosta, and Brunswick. The gatherings, which will include times of prayer, worship, and reflection, will be focused on hearing God’s voice, praying for others, and being rooted in Him, leaders say. 

The 24-hour day of prayer and fasting will be held May 4-5 at The Chapel in Brunswick. It will include hourly prayer experiences from 1 p.m. May 4 until 1 p.m. May 5. A celebration lunch will end the fast. 

For more information and local church resources, visit www.sgaumc.org/togetherwepray.

Regional Prayer Gatherings

Tuesday, March 10
Macon, Vineville UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Statesboro, Pittman Park UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Columbus, St. Mark UMC, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Vidalia, Vidalia First UMC, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
Savannah, White Bluff UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Camilla, Camilla UMC, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Brunswick, The Chapel, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Valdosta, Park Avenue UMC, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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