A Message from The Council of Bishops
From: Jeffrey N. Leath, Secretary, The Council of Bishops
Earlier today, Bishop Sarah Frances Taylor Davis, 126th Bishop, President of the Council of Bishops, Presiding Bishop of the Sixteenth Episcopal District, and Vice-President of the World Methodist Council, transitioned from time to eternity. Let us be in prayer for Supervisor Claytie Davis and the family, each other, The Sixteenth Episcopal District, The African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the larger ecumenical community.
Gracious God, we give you thanks for the life and labors of our sister, Sarah Frances Taylor Davis. We have been encouraged by her holy service and her life devoted through prayer. We now stand firmly upon our faith as we seek comfort and strength for Brother Claytie and the bereaved family and friends. Make easy the necessary preparations for the celebration of her life. Bless them with wisdom during this time of pain and stress.
Bless Your church, O God! Anoint us with Your oil of comfort. Smooth over us with Your peace. Be with us as we grieve in faith and go forward with holy purpose.
In the name of Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, we ask these things by faith in love.