The IGRC Cabinet is asking every United Methodist in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference to participate in a prayer vigil during General Conference, beginning on Tuesday, April 24.
"It is our strong hope that every United Methodist will be praying for all those who are involved in the vision casting, decision making processes of the 2012 General Conference," the Cabinet statement read. "To help us give focus and serve as a reminder of this time of prayer, we are asking each district of IGRC to have a concentrated day of prayer during the conference. Rather than specifying a certain time during the day, we invite all the folks of that district to pray throughout the day and night for our church that all may be ready to follow the Holy Spirit's leadings. We ask that each person and church claim times and perhaps set aside places for prayer to pray for our delegates and for all to have openess of heart and mind to understand and to discern as a unified Body of Christ in Tampa."