Covenant Prayer

 

In 2021, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites North Georgia United Methodists to spend time praying and living Wesley's Covenant Prayer together. You're invited to join weekly conversations on the North Georgia Conference Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ngaumc) at 6:30 pm on Mondays or watch the videos here on this page or on Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/NGUMC.

You are encouraged to print the prayer and put it on your refrigerator, tape it to your mirror, frame it and display it on your dresser or bookshelf, or post it anywhere it will serve as a reminder to pray and ponder our covenant with God. Find several printable PDF versions below:

 

Week 3: Put Me to Doing, Put Me to Suffering

In this week's At the Table in Prayer conversation, Bishop Sue is joined by Rev. Dr. Jessica Terrell, Brandall Lovvorn, Rev. Joya Abrams, and Rev. Whit Martin. They discuss the United Methodist itinerancy and appointment process through the lens of the Covenant Prayer. 

Conversation Partners
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Rev. Dr. Jessica Terrell, Brandall Lovvorn, Rev. Joya Abrams, and Rev. Whit Martin

Focus Line of the Prayer
Put me to doing, Put me to suffering.

So Be It: Our Call to Action
Rise to the challenge of moving outward. 

Book Recommendation
Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

 

Week 2: Our World and Our Faith 

Conversation Partners
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Conference and Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Annual Conference.

Focus Line of the Prayer
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Related Scripture
And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? Genesis 4:9

So Be It: Our Call to Action
Recognize Christ in each other.  

Detecting Disinformation Resource
The Florida Annual Conference hosted an eye-opening, informative four-part webinar with Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute on detecting misinformation. The webinar was specifically designed for clergy and church members. Watch the recordings at https://www.flumc.org/detecting-disinformation.

 

Week 1: No Longer My Own, But Thine

 

Conversation Partners
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, DuWanna Thomas (president of North Georgia's Black Methodists for Church Renewal), and Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas (pastor at Ben Hill UMC in Atlanta and chair of the North Georgia Conference General Conference Delegation).

Focus Line of the Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine.

So Be It: Our Call to Action
This year may we grow in Christ and magnify God as never before. 

Breath Prayer
As you breathe in: Father, your will, not mine.
As you breathe out: Keep us as one. Let us be your body.

Your Thoughts
Would you like to share your thoughts on this line of the Covenant Prayer with Bishop Sue? Email CovenantPrayer@ngumc.org.