Thanks to all for the prayers…


Photo courtesy of Rev. Mary Beth Bernheisel

Dear friends,
I was pleased to join with over 200 pilgrims for 9 days in the Holy Land. It was a glorious experience connecting with the 5th Gospel — the Land. Unfortunately, I fell at one of the sites and fractured two ribs. I was briefly hospitalized for observation and I am flying home today. Lynn and I thank all of you for the many prayers that have been offered for this pilgrimage and for my healing.

Bishop Bill McAlilly

33 Comments on “Thanks to all for the prayers…”

  1. Tom Binford says:

    Blessings on you as you continue to heal. We are keeping you in our prayers.

    Dr Tom Binford

  2. Billy Q. McCord says:

    Bishop I am sorry for your accident and hope you are doing well. God bless you and your family.

  3. Deborah Owens says:

    Bishop McAlilly, my prayers are with you for your continued healing. The church family here at Wesley Chapel in Spring Hill lifts you up as well. Take time to rest. God’s healing power is awesome! Although your time in the Holy Land was cut short, your presence and participation was a blessing to us all. Grace and peace to you and Lynn,

    Deborah Owens

  4. Phil Williams says:

    Bishop McAlilly we in the Mclemoresville UMC are praying for complete recovery for you the pilgramage and the work you are doing in the name of Jesus Christ May God Continue to bless

    Phil Williams

  5. Thank you for your participation and support in our Nashville Area’s first Episcopal-led Holy Land Pilgrimage. Your’s and Lynn’s presence and gracious participation made this visit to the Holy Land an even more memorable experience for all of us, even though shortened by your unfortunate fall.
    May our prayers throughout the Nashville Area continue to bring healing for your complete recovery! Grace and Peace! Randall And Brenda Ganues

  6. Vida McClure says:

    I trust everything went well on your return flight. I was able to get home in time for my sister’s funeral. I regretted leaving the tour early. It was a wonderful experience. I will never forget our two boats lashed together and your message that morning on the Sea of Galilee. Thank you for yours and Lynn’s kind words at the loss of my sister. My prayers continue for your full and rapid recovery. Vida

  7. Betty A Meriwether says:

    May God’s Presence surround you and ease your pain. Fractured ribs are no fun because you have to move them to breathe. You are in my prayers.

  8. Judy Wilder says:

    Bishop, Take care and God bless.

  9. Sandra Gruber says:

    So sorry to hear of our accident. Prayers for healing and a safe trip home

  10. prechaphil14 says:

    Bishop, I was sorry to hear about your accident. One thing I learned about my journeys to the Holy Land was that the land our Lord traveled while on this earth was not an easy one. Although you certainly wouldn’t have chosen this painful injury to occur, it will probably serve as reminder for some time to come that there is nothing easy about trying to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. But, that doesn’t stop us from picking up our cross daily and trying our best to be faithful. I’m sending prayers of healing on your behalf to God’s throne of grace.

  11. Susan Sharpe says:

    So sorry for your fall…..Prayers for healing and strong recovery!
    Susan Sharpe

  12. Betty Parker says:

    Best wishes for a complete recovery!

    Betty Parker and Barton Pepper

  13. Carol Massey Davis says:

    Thank you for watching over our First Church Ripley friends as they traveled with you. So sorry to hear of your accident, but hope you are recouping nicely. Praying for safe travels as all return to their homes. We feel so blessed with Bro. Paul. Would be happy if he stayed with us for ever!

  14. Ginger Bland says:

    Praying for your healing & comfort!!!

  15. Praying for healing…

  16. Ann Kaufman says:

    Oh no! Have a comfortable flight (as comfortable as possible, anyway) and get well soo!

  17. Don Thrasher says:

    Many prayers for you!!!

    God guide and bless you, Don Thrasher


  18. Mari Davis says:

    I was so sorry to hear from Louis of your injury. You have been prayed for from all over and will continue as you recover. Blessings!

  19. Reverend Eleanor Kendall (Assoc. Wesley United Methodist - Jackson TN) says:

    Bishop McAllily, I am so very sorry to hear of your mishap. May God continue his healing power over your body.

  20. Lloyd Doyle says:

    As our congregation in Shelbyville gathers tomorrow night (Wed.) we will lift a special prayer of appeal that God will mend and heal you quickly. May your primary memory of your pilgrimage to the Holy Land, not be the fall you took, but the spiritual gifts you received. May God bless you in every good way.

  21. James Ellington says:

    I have been praying for you since you became Bishop and will add this little mishap to my prayers. Be safe in your journey home and beyond.

  22. You are in my thoughts and prayers for healing!

  23. Jennifer Genton says:

    I imagine there was quite some disappointment with missing your trip. Prayers for continued recovery from the Asbury district.

  24. Betty Parker says:

    Barton and I send our prayers to and for you. Do hope the long trip was’t too uncomfortable. Blessings

  25. wmvaughan says:

    You have been in my prayers from the day you were elected Bishop and will continue to be . You have heavy load bit are caring it well .

  26. Ray Chandler says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your accident. Many prayers and blessings on your journey home and your recovery. I just hope it was not my mother who accidentally knocked you over trying to get to another gift shop. haha. I know it was a fabulous trip. Thank you for your leadership.

  27. John Carpenter says:

    prayers continue …

  28. Don Sensing says:

    Many of us just learned about your mishap today at our district ministers’ meeting. God be with you! We pray for your speedy, full and painless recovery!

  29. Brad Gabriel says:

    So sorry to hear both of your injury and that you had to cut your pilgrimage short. Prayers offered.

  30. I am so sorry to hear of your fall and subsequent early departure to the ‘States. I can’t imagine how disappointing it might be to have to leave such a wonderful place early. We added you to our prayer list and covered you in prayer at our Staff meeting today. Michael O’Bannon, staff and congregation of First UMC, Murfreesboro.

  31. Bettye Sheffield says:

    Oh so sorry to read about your fall, hope you are feeling better. You and Lynn are in my prayers

  32. Rev. Jackie Clevenger says:

    So very sorry this happened to you! Prayers for a comfortable journey home and an awareness of God’s healing presence.

  33. Tommny Bugg says:

    My goodness. Hope you are doing much, much better.

    Love and healing prayers from the Congregational Care team here at Edgehill.