“When we pray for people with whom we are in conflict, we open a channel through which God will work fully as much within us as within the wider situation.” —Stephen V. Doughty
All families experience conflict, but rarely does it become so destructive and harmful that it threatens to divide us and redefine relationships for years to come.
We see and hear the pain and hurt that our United Methodist family is experiencing due to the recent actions of General Conference in St. Louis, and our heart breaks.
We give thanks that we follow a God who has experienced such pain, a God who knows about broken hearts and how to heal them.
As staff of The Upper Room, our work is to create safe space, holy ground, for the healing, transformation, and love of the whole world and everyone in it.
We offer a few helps on this journey of healing and transformation. The road is not easy. Thank God we do not go it alone.
Resources for Conflict and Community
While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”