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letter to the editor: A time for prayer and miracles

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It appears to me that it will require a miracle for this denomination to survive (here in the United States) another 20 years.  Not only is the 2019 General Conference fraught with peril, but even more foreboding is the 20 year prognosis for all historic denominations in the United States.
The good news is that God does miracles.  We need miracles!!!  
John Wesley required his clergy to fast every Friday and, in times of peril, to also fast every Wednesday.  This is certainly a time of peril for our beloved United Methodist Church.  I advocate that we fast Wednesdays and Fridays, crying out to God for the survival of our Church.  If we do not, I fear that we will be the ones who let this great work of God die on our watch.
    Rev. Craig McLaughlin
    Pastor, Mt. Zion UMC
    Bel Air, MD
Pastor Steve Smith Dec 10, 2018 12:35pm

Amen Craig!

Donald L. Smedley Dec 10, 2018 1:38pm

Thank you. This denomination will survive if and only if we remain where we always been. Remember, belief is NOT a feeling but a faith in His Word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17. We do not add to or take from. Blessings “18”

Joycelyn Camper Dec 11, 2018 5:07am

Thank you. I believe we should all be fasting and praying now . Trusting only in God for the "Way Forward"; "for He knows the plans He has for the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH declares the LORD plans to prosper it and not to harm it, plans to give it hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

LaReesa Smith-Horn Dec 16, 2018 8:01pm

Friday, my day of Praying & Fasting: Praying every day; Fasting on Fridays. For God knows the plans God has for... All!