A day of prayer and fasting

The 2017 Methodist Conference, meeting in Birmingham earlier this summer, recognised the challenges and changes facing every community in these islands and the urgent call of God on the Methodist people to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and action. 

The Conference therefore called on every local church to launch the new Methodist year with a day of prayer and fasting.  This could be on 1 September, the official start of our year, or on a date close to it to suit local circumstances.


Some resources that you could use for this day include:

A note of caution

While encouraging an appropriate use of fasting, please also be mindful of potential risks and vulnerability for those suffering from, or at risk or in recovery from, eating disorders and mental ill health, in particular young people.  A useful article about this can be found here, if necessary please take further advice.

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