Day 1 - April 30

35 days of  Prayer and Preparation

Breath Prayer

Inhale: God's merciful kindness towards us.
Exhale: Praises for the God of blessings. Aaaalleluia!
—Bishop Robin Dease


Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 117

Memory Verse

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your old men will dream dreams,
    your young men will see visions.

Prayers of Invocation

Week 1: Focus on Health and Wellbeing
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • Clergy seeking support for their mental health
  • The multiplication of affordable, accessible mental health resources
  • Barnabas House in Lincolnton, Georgia
  • Churches investing in the health of their neighbors and communities
  • Stephen Ministers

Praying for One Another

Lord, pour out your spirit on the following Central East District churches:

Allen Temple UMC
Athens First UMC
Atlanta Bethany UMC
Barrow Community Church - A UM Congregation
Bethlehem First UMC
Bishop UMC
Bogart UMC
Buford First UMC
Campton UMC
Cannon UMC
Chapelwood UMC
Chinese Mission - Rock Springs
Corinth UMC Winder
Dacula UMC
Duluth First UMC
Grayson UMC
Hamilton Mill UMC
Harmony Grove UMC Lilburn
Jersey UMC Walton
Johnson UMC Watkinsville

About the Prayer and Preparation Project

Each day from April 30 to June 3 you will be prompted with a Psalm to read, a short breath prayer or collect (call-ect) written by a North Georgia United Methodist, and prayers of invocation.

We invite you to share this with your family, small group, congregation, and Christian community. Whether you are attending Annual Conference or not, we pray this will better prepare all of us for true holy conferencing.

How to Participate

  • To receive a daily prayer prompt, text Prepare to 833-848-9264
  • Visit each day
  • Follow the North Georgia Conference on social media