By Woody Woodrick
United Methodist youth in Mississippi are calling on their fellow church members to spend the next year focused on prayer.
The Mississippi Conference Council on Youth Ministry “Pray Without Ceasing” plan began Sept. 1 and runs through July 31. The program is modeled after a similar effort in the British Methodist Church.
Conference Youth Coordinator the Rev. John Richardson of New Albany said the program has two goals:
“We’re hoping to have a year of prayer that will pass from church to church and district to district around the entire conference,” said Richardson. “Each church, charge or cluster will connect with it and be different in each place (spiritually).”
The council established a rotation, assigning a month to each district and churches within that district to specific days. “Our hope is that each church will find some way to be involved even if it’s not on that particular day,” Richardson said.
Richardson suggested these ways to participate: