Praying our way forward
O God, bless The United Methodist Church to carry forward the mission that you have entrusted to her. Shine the light of your grace so that the darkness of sin is extinguished. Make your Church radiate love, grace, and forgiveness just like that biblical city on a hill, with such great glow that all can see.
We especially pray this week for illumination for the members of the Commission on a Way Forward, who will be recommending "a way forward" on human sexuality issues to The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops. When the members of that commission feel lost, alone, or overwhelmed, steer them to the way that leads forward to you. Shine your light upon their path.
May the brilliance of that light purify and empower them as well as us, your people in every church, to push ever forward in world-transforming work for you.
O God, show them and us the next step in the journey. Grant clarity and peace of mind. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
— Bishop Jimmy Nunn of the Oklahoma Area