Prayer ministry is a 'spirit experience'

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The prayer ministry at the 2019 special General Conference includes a labyrinth, quiet spaces for contemplation and the availability of spiritual directors, says Aletha Weatherall, lead of the prayer team. The Rev. Art McClanahan speaks with Weatherall about her team’s efforts to design a “spirit experience” that includes elements of fasting, confession and repentance.

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