The Annual Conference officers are requesting prayer for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, on July 2-6 in Grand Rapids, Mich. A prayer calendar is available below, and is online at www.brethren.org/ac in a format designed for easy use as a planner and for printing. The Implementation Committee of the Standing Committee of district delegates was asked to create a resource to help the officers and committee spiritually prepare for the work in Grand Rapids. This prayer calendar is the result, and is being shared with the whole church:
June 8: Join Annual Conference officers for prayer time at 8 a.m.
June 9: Pray for moderator Robert Alley, moderator-elect Tim Harvey, and secretary Fred Swartz.
June 10: Pray for all Annual Conference worship participants.
June 11: Pray for all Annual Conference congregational delegates and international guests.
June 12: Pray for Standing Committee members.
June 13: Pray for licensed and ordained ministers and district executives.
June 14: Pray for Church of the Brethren congregations and districts.
June 15: Join Annual Conference officers for prayer time at 8 a.m.
June 16: Read Mark 6:30-44. Pray for Saturday preacher Robert Alley.
June 17: Read Matthew 14:13-21. Pray for Sunday preacher Craig Smith.
June 18: Read Mark 8:1-10. Pray for Monday preacher Samuel Sarpiya.
June 19: Read Luke 9:10-17. Pray for Tuesday preacher Dava Hensley.
June 20: Read John 6:1-14. Pray for Wednesday preacher Stan Noffsinger.
June 21: Pray for Church of the Brethren denominational staff. Read Isaiah 65:17-25.
June 22: Join Annual Conference officers for prayer time at 8 a.m.
June 23: Pray for Annual Conference office staff. Read Isaiah 55.
June 24: Pray for Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee. Read John 2:1-12.
June 25: Pray for denominational ministries exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall. Read Luke 7:36-8:3.
June 26: Pray for the behind-the-scenes volunteers at Annual Conference. Read Luke 14:12-14.
June 27: Pray for Annual Conference business sessions. Read John 21:9-14.
June 28: Pray for safe travel to and from Annual Conference. Read Revelation 19:5-9.
June 29: Join Annual Conference officers for prayer time at 8 a.m.