Editor’s note: This is the third and final video interview with Bishop Laurie Haller in the days leading up to the Special Called General Conference February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Click here to view the rest.
In this video, Bishop Laurie offers a prayer for Iowa United Methodists and for the upcoming conference. Here is her prayer.
“Dear God, thank you for your children here in Iowa.
Thank you for the tens of thousands of United Methodists across the state who are now in prayer for this General Conference…clergy, laity all across Iowa waiting to see how you will speak…waiting for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to come upon us.
Lord, we know that you love each one of us and you want us to be a witness to the world. You want us to be examples of hope and peace and unconditional love for one another in the midst of our differences.
Oh God, we ask that you would open doors for us that we would be able to remain united in the midst of our differences so that we can keep at your mission, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Lord, help us at the General Conference to be attuned to your Holy Spirit, so that everything that we do and say, and vote on, will be pleasing to you and will bring glory to your name.