‘Pray where you’re at!’

Our country’s founding fathers knew the importance of prayer. In 1775 they asked the American colonies to be in a time of prayer at the birth of this great nation.  In 1952 the United States Congress officially created the National Day of Prayer.

The eleven churches of Methodists United (in the Eastern PA Conference’s Northwest District) have agreed that the best way we can work together to unite our community and foster hope for our future is through prayer. We want to invite everyone – all of you – to join us in a time of prayer.

Each evening at 7 PM, beginning on Palm Sunday, April 9, and culminating four weeks later on the National Day of Prayer, May 4, the individual members of the eleven churches of Methodists United will stop whatever they are doing and spend some time in prayer.

We are calling it “Pray Where You’re At.”  We can pray together even though we may not be physically together.

There is no formula; simply pray wherever you happen to be at 7 PM each day. Pray about whatever you choose. Pray for as short or long a time as you wish. You do not have to be “religious” to pray.  Anyone can pray.

Prayer works! We invite all people to pray along with us each day at 7 PM from April 9 through May 4, so that together we can unite our community and our nation. Experience the power, joy and hope. Come to know the shared love we can have for each other when we join together as one community under God.

If you have any questions you can contact:

The Rev. Karyn Fisher, President, Methodists United
St. John’s UMC – 570-648-2842


The Rev. Zachary Hopple, President, Shamokin Area Ministerium
First UMC, Shamokin – 570-648-8450

NOTE: This article, provided by the Shamokin Area Mission Connection (aka “Methodists United”), also appeared in the Shamokin News-Item newspaper on April 4, 2017, headlined “Methodists United says to ‘Pray Where You’re At.’”