A Legacy of Prayer

March 2, 2018 by The staff of The Upper Room (Nashville, Tennessee)

Municipal Court Judge Morris McCall Sr., a longtime volunteer for The Upper Room Living Prayer Center and Texas Conference prayer advocate for the United Methodist Men, died February 28, 2018 in Houston, Texas. An Air Force veteran (1946-49), Judge McCall graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1951 and the University of Texas Law School in 1954. He served as a municipal judge for 41 years.

"Faithful prayer partners like Judge McCall make the Living Prayer Center ministry possible," says Migdiel Perez, Manager of The Upper Room Living Prayer Center. "We are grateful for his life and service with us. He will be missed." 

"I worked the prayer line with Morris many times at Texas Conference retreats," said Dan Ramsey, former president of the National Association of Conference Presidents (UMC). “I have no doubt he is operating The Upper Room prayer line in heaven.”

Dan recalls that some fathers and sons answered prayer requests during volunteer sessions organized by Judge McCall, and their participation in the prayer ministry helped heal differences between them. Judge McCall served as the lay leader of the district and First United Methodist Church in Port Neches, Texas. He also led many Easter Sunrise Services sponsored by the Rotary Club; those services were later named the "Judge Morris McCall Easter Sunrise Services." Judge McCall is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 61 years; daughter Ann; son Morris; and four grandchildren.

Source: Rich Peck, editor of UMMen magazine

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