Day 24 - May 23

35 Days of Prayer and Preparation


Most awesome and holy Father, your grace is truly amazing! We are humbled by your gracious forgiveness.  Grace extended to us who acknowledge and confess our transgressions.  We search our hearts this day as we prepare to gather, confessing any transgression so that we are prepared to hear the gentle instruction of our Lord. Thank You for making Yourself known to us.  You are within and without.  A hiding place most holy. We shout for joy for such a gift!

—Terry Barcroft, President/CEO, Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc., St James UMC Atlanta

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


I will instruct you and teach you 
the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 32:8

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 4 Focus:  Racial Justice and Healing
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM)
  • North Georgia Black Methodist for Church Renewal (NGBMCR)
  • North Georgia Association of Korean UM Churches
  • Latin@ Congregational Development (LCD)
  • Pan Asian Congregational Development (PACD)
  • Black Congregational Development (BCD)
  • Black Clergy Women (BCW)
  • Ministers Fellowship
  • Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR)
  • Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee (ELCC)
  • Black Church Collective

For conference agencies linked to general agencies who advocate and support our work:

  • General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR)
  • General Board of Church and Society (GBCS)

Praying for One Another

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

Mt Vernon UMC
Mt Zion UMC Chatsworth
New Echota UMC
New Haven UMC
Newnan Springs UMC Rossville
Nine Mile UMC
Oak Grove UMC Euharlee
Oak Hill UMC Ellijay
Oakman Ranger UMC
Oostanaula UMC
Orange UMC
Pine Log UMC
Plainville UMC
Pleasant Grove UMC Dalton
Pleasant Hill UMC Summerville
Ringgold UMC
Rock Spring UMC
Rockmart First UMC
Rome First UMC
Rush Chapel UMC Rome
Salem UMC Rocky Face

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
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