Day 13 - May 12

35 days of  Prayer and Preparation


Holy and Awesome are your name, O God. You are worthy of all our praise. You are great, glorious, majestic, righteous, gracious, compassionate, faithful, and trustworthy. There is none like you and we are in awe. Let us delight in you, Lord. May we savor your goodness, remember our redemption, and abide in your covenantal love. We seek your wisdom and holy understanding. Let us never rely on our own means, merit, nor might. You are our plumbline, cornerstone, firm fountain, and safe tower. So, with all that we have and all that we are make your eternal praise our priority. Praise be to God. Amen.

—Rev. Catherine Boothe Olson, Northside UMC

NOTE: A "collect" (call-ect) is a simple, focused prayer.


Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them. 
Psalm 111:2

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 2: Focus Community Engagement
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • government leaders
  • humanitarian aid agencies
  • Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) employees
  • city employees

Praying for One Another

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

Lithia Springs UMC
Lowell UMC Carrollton
Maple Avenue UMC Marietta
Marietta First UMC
McEachern Memorial UMC
Midway UMC Douglasville
Moore's Chapel UMC
Mountain View UMC
Mt Bethel UMC Marietta
Mt Nebo UMC Dallas
Mt Zion UMC Carroll County
Mt Zion UMC Marietta
New Beginnings UMC
New Covenant UMC
New Hope UMC Bowdon
New Hope UMC Carrollton
New Hope UMC Marietta
Old Camp UMC Carrollton
Pleasant Grove UMC Temple
Pleasant Hill UMC Villa Rica

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