Prayer Flags (for GC2020)

Created by Will Ed Green. Free to use or adapt

Foundry UMC in Washington, DC is collecting prayer flags, and will carry them to GC2020 so the prayers can adorn the Conference session. They invite you to participate, making your prayer flag creation a part of the worship life of your community.

These instructions are for making prayer flags to embody prayers for General Conference through written word. The prayer flags will be stitched together and carried as a living witness to the 2020 General Conference. The Foundry UMC (Washington, DC) GC 2020 Witness team will use the flags to surround the plenary with these prayers as they do their work.

We invite you to make your own flags, and stitch them together into lengths of prayer flag that can be held or hung in the GC2020 space.

We encourage you to think about how to shape the prayer invitations to fit particular worship settings in your church. For example, invite people to share prayers of lament or confession during Lent. Or, invite people to write prayers of light and hope during the Easter season. These themes form easy connections with our monthly themes of Lament (March), Light (April) and Witness (May).

 

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Prayer of Witness
Pray With those who have another year for preparing to serve as delegates to General Conference, that they may have patience in this time of waiting; With those who live in places where it is unsafe to claim the name of Christ; With those struggling to live Jesus’ way in places where money, power, greed, […]
Prayer of Light
Pray With those affected by natural disasters With those who are in their own dark night of the soul With those who see no hope or light With those around the world weary and searching for hope throughout years of war and disease With those who don’t see God’s promise of resurrection With those trapped […]
Prayer of Love
Pray That our LGBTQIA+ siblings would know that they are deeply loved by God. That God’s perfect love might drive out our fears and anxieties in this season of uncertainty. That the decisions of the denomination would be grounded in and guided by love. That all people would grow in love for God and neighbor. […]
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