Sponsored by SBC21 and The Black Church Matters’ coaches, this 7-day video series features 2-minute video devotionals accompanied by a prayer starter. The theme for September is Grounded in Scripture.

Invitation to prayer

Sponsored by SBC21 leaders, this 7-day video series features 2-minute video devotionals accompanied by a prayer starter. Each video features a Scripture reading, a reflection on the passage, and a prayer starter. 

We invite persons to be guided by the prayer starter and then take a 5-10 minute pause to hear from God. Keep paper and pen close by to take note of how God speaks to you (audible voice, a memory, a song, etc.) Our prayer is that the practice of listening will help you hear more clearly.

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#BeUMC Theme: Grounded in Scripture

Church leaders are invited to utilize this resource for spiritual formation and collective prayer with their congregations based on the #BeUMC monthly content themes. You can download the videos to use in your worship and classroom settings as well as on your social media channels. 

Day 1: Matt. 4:4 (Living on God’s Word)

Clifton Howard reminds us not to settle for only the immediate good in front of us, but to trust in the great things God has in store for us.


Day 2: Ps. 119:105-107 (A Lamp to Our Feet)

Kendal McBroom talks about how God’s word is a guiding tool for our daily lives and struggles as Christians.


Day 3: 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (Equipped for the Good)

Royya James describes the many different ways the Bible is an instrument for guidance, comfort, inspiration and encouragement in our lives.


Day 4: James 1:22 (Doers, Not Merely Hearers)

Marcharkelti McKenzie shares the importance of letting Scripture guide our actions, rather than being merely passive readers of the text.


Day 5: JosH. 1:8 (Walking the Walk)

Alicia Johnson discusses the importance of embodying God’s word in all aspects of our lives.


Day 6: Jn. 8:31-32 (Freedom in Truth)

Paul Thibodeaux shares the good news that the truth of Christ’s teachings will set us free.


Day 7: 1 Thess. 5:17-18 (A Life of Gratitude)

Richard Stryker uses the example of a recent trip to an art expedition to describe what it means to be grateful for all God’s blessings in our lives.

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