Day 15 - May 14

35 days of  Prayer and Preparation


Father God, thank you for this psalm, which speaks volumes of truth to your people. Thank you for this message which foreshadows the glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is freely given to all peoples. Lord I pray that we will hear and know that your declation of steadfast love toward all of humanity is a clarion call for racial reconciliation and justice right now. 

Father, give us the courage to share this glorious truth to all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Help us to be faithful and committed to sharing the love of God to all our neighbors; for you are not a God of partiality or respecter of certain persons. Instead, you are inclusive to all and faithful to whomever puts their trust in you. 

Father, we love you and praise you for your goodness and your faithfulness that endures forever. We praise you for reconciling the world to Yourself. We extol Your great name on all the Earth, and we go forth as ambassadors of your love and grace. To God be the glory! 

In the precious name of Jesus we pray.

—Dyanne Cunningham, Ben Hill UMC

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


Praise the Lord, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! For great is his steadfast 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 3 Focus: New Faith Opportunities and Communities
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • Mothers and motherly figures
  • Clergy receiving new appointments, and congregations preparing for pastoral transition
    Graduates standing on the edge of their new next chapters

Praying for One Another

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

Victory UMC
Villa Rica First UMC
Vinings UMC
Waco UMC
Wesley Chapel UMC Marietta
Wesley Chapel UMC Villa Rica
West Georgia UMC
Whitesburg UMC

Allens UMC
Antioch UMC Clayton
Antioch UMC Gainesville
Antioch UMC Nicholson
Arbor Pointe UMC
Bethany UMC Jefferson
Bethel UMC Dawson County
Bethel UMC Hall County
Bethelview UMC
Bethesda UMC Hartwell
Bethlehem UMC Buford
Bold Spring UMC

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