Today is a day of prayer for Exploration 2011. Exploration is a gathering of people ages 18-26 who are discerning, wrestling, or just trying to figure out their call into ministry. It is a weekend of people gathering from all over the church to pray, worship, teach, learn, listen, and hang out with other people who are asking some of the same questions about ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. Exploration 2011 will be held in St. Louis, MO at the Millenium Hotel November 11-13. Registration is online and TODAY is the last day of earlybird registration!
And now, a prayer for exploration 2011:
you know all people and you have made all people in your image,
you love us and know us and we thank you for your love and call upon all of our lives:
for all of us: a call to work, live, and love people.
And today we especially pray for those who are discerning your call on their lives
to Ordained Ministry as Elders and Deacons in the United Methodist Church.
We pray that you would guide, equip, lead, and develop them into servants of the whole church and the whole world.
We pray for exploration 2011–that your Spirit will be obvious and apparent to all who gather.
In the name of Jesus the Christ, Amen.