November 16, 2017 Administrator 0Comment

By Julie Dwyer

Reprinted from UW Interpreter November-December 2017


Mary Meyer carried index cards with her wherever she went.On each was a list of names of people she needed to pray for or other concerns. She would jot down new names and prayer requests as they came to her, and then she’d tuck the cards into her Bible, her purse or even the cushions of her favorite chair.

If she had a free minute, she was praying.

“I think it’s honest to say she was never bored because of her prayer life,” said her grandson, Gilbert C. Hanke, top executive of the General Commission on United Methodist Men.

Hanke said after his grandmother’s death, his parents helped clear out the family’s home in Kansas and found more than a hundred of her prayer cards scattered around in books, drawers and other places.

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