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The 2016 African Methodist Episcopal (AMEC) Prayer Conference Call

Posted on Tue, Apr 5, 2016


Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Chair, Commission on Publications

The Reverend Dr. Johnny Barbour, Jr., Publisher
The Reverend  Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor III, the 20th Editor, The Christian Recorder


The Christian Recorder News Break – The 2016 African Methodist Episcopal (AMEC) Prayer Conference Call
May the joy of our resurrected Lord and Christ be yours now and always.
The Connectional Prayer Call for the Connectional Day of Prayer is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. (ET).  As global sons and daughters of Richard and Sarah Allen, we look forward to sharing our prayer time globally.
Our U.S. Conference Call number is (518530.1840 - Meeting ID is 119484468. For persons calling outside of the U.S. we have provided a listing at the end of this communication of Conference Call numbers, which can be used from various locations around the world ---The meeting id will remain the same.
Thank you,
Bishop McKinley Young
Reclaiming Our Passion for Our Protected Classes” 
(Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7)
(Justice, Evangelism, Jobs, Children, Youth, Contemporary Martyrs, Orphans, Widows/Widowers)
All Readings are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PRAYER GATHERING: Bishop McKinley Young, 3rd District, Chairperson, General Conference Jubilee Prayer Team
THE CALL TO PRAYER: Bishop Julius Harrison McAllister, 8th District, President of the Council of Bishops
A READING: The Reverend Anthony Vinson, Director, Music & Christian Arts Ministry 

Risen Christ, Lord of life, breathe new life into us this day.  Inspire us with confidence, and open our hearts anew, to receive your promise of resurrection.  Speak to us once more, that we might hear your voice and recognize your presence in our midst.  From the darkness of doubt, guide us into the glorious light of faith and love.  In your holy name, we pray.  Amen!
A PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR THE AMEC:  The Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry-Brown, Historiographer/ Executive Director, Department of Research and Scholarship
A READING:  Miss Martinique Mix, Connectional President, Richard Allen Young Adult Council (RAYAC)
Psalm 118:1-4 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!  Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”  Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

A PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS: Bishop Richard Franklin Norris, 7th District, President, The General Board
A READING: The Reverend Eustice Gynya, 20th District, President, Presiding Elder’s Council
2 Chronicles 7:14-15  “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.”
A PRAYER FOR DRAUGHT STRICKEN REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD: The Reverend Natalie Mitchem, Executive Director, Health Commission

A READING: Supervisor Pam DeVeaux, President, Supervisors’ Council

Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4  “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
A PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE: Mrs. Deborah Taylor-King, First-Vice President, The Women’s Missionary Society
A READING:  The Reverend Sandra Smith Blair, 5th District, Women in Ministry
Acts of Apostles 2:5-7 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
A PRAYER FOR HAITI (English & Creole): Mr. Robert Nicolas, Executive Director, AME-SADA
A READING: Ms. Jackie Dupont Walker, Director AME Social Action Commission
Acts of the Apostles 1:21,22 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.”
A PRAYER FOR JUSTICE:  Bishop Wilfred Jacobus Messiah, 17th District
A READING:  Mr. Chinelo Cary Tyler, President, The Young Peoples Division, WMS

Acts of Apostles 2:14-21 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
A PRAYER FOR JOBS: Ms. Gloria Byrd, First Vice-President, The Lay Organization
A READING:  Chaplain Shawn Menchion, Vice-President, The AME Chaplains’ Association

Matthew 24:6-8  “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the birthpangs.”
A PRAYER FOR GREATER EVANGELISM: Bishop John F. White, 16th and 18th Districts
A READING: Bishop Clement W. Fugh, 14th District
Acts of the Apostle 12:6-7  “The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists.”
A PRAYER FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS: Lamone Gibson, First District, President, Young Peoples Division (YPD)
A READING: Bishop Vashti McKenzie, 10th District, Vice President, The General Board

Acts of the Apostles 2:8-10 The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” He did so. Then he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron-gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him.  Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

A PRAYER FOR CONTEMPORARY MARTYRS:  Bishop Adam J. Richardson, 11th District
A READING:  The Reverend Gregory Nettles, Pastor, 12th District

Acts of the Apostles 16:16-18 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
A PRAYER FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES and LIFESTYLES: The Reverend Dr. Letitia Watford, Presiding Elder, 9th District

A READING:  Mr. Simeon Rice, Lay President, 5th District
Acts of the Apostles 16:19-25 But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe.” The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
A READING: The Reverend Dr. Mark Crutcher, Co-Director, Department of Evangelism
Acts of the Apostles 16:26-29 Suddenly, there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”  The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

A PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION: Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, 1st District

A READING:  The Reverend Leslie Scott (Retired Pastor), 15th District
Acts of the Apostles 22:17-21 “After I had returned to Jerusalem and while I was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance and saw Jesus saying to me, ‘Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’ And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you. And while the blood of your witness Stephen was shed, I myself was standing by, approving and keeping the coats of those who killed him.’ Then he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

A STATEMENT OF APPRECIATION:  Bishop McKinley Young, 3rd District

THE BENEDICTION: Bishop McKinley Young, 3rd District
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   Discussion: The 2016 African Methodist Episcopal (AMEC) Prayer Conference Call

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