Conference offers prayers for denomination


Praying together in a variety of cultural traditions, nearly 200 people heard a message that “God needs the church to work with him” as they called The United Methodist Church to prayer.

“God does not need people telling him what to do,” said the Rev. Suzette Caldwell, opening speaker for the “Becoming a People of Prayer” conference in Brentwood, Tenn.

“Prayer was created for God’s purposes to get us from the natural to the supernatural where God’s plans are,” said Caldwell, associate pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston.

The Sept. 21-22 event was held as a prelude to the 2008 General Conference. The conference was held at Brentwood UMC and was sponsored by the United Methodist Board of Discipleship and Aldersgate Renewal Ministries.