Day 32 - May 31

35 Days of Prayer & Preparation


O God, in whom dwells glory, grace, and power, we humbly ask that you receive our daily prayers expressed in words, actions, and thoughts. May the words flowing from our mouths and the thoughts springing from our hearts be a source of delight to you, for you are the steadfast anchor of life, the great redeemer of our very souls. Guide our thoughts with your eternal truth so the words escaping our lips may reflect your unfathomable wisdom and boundless grace. Recognizing how our daily choices are a testament to your character, we pray that our behavior and demeanor radiate goodness, gentleness, and self-control, bringing honor to your name. Let the beauty of your creation and the perfection of your law serve as the bedrock of our actions and the guiding compass of our souls. 

In the sacred and powerful name of Jesus Christ, we offer this prayer. 

—Rev. Mike Selleck  (retired)

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


The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple;
Psalm 19:7

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.
Joel 2:28

Prayers of Invocation

Week 5 Focus: Scriptural Literacy and Imagination
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • 3rd grade Bible recipients
  • confirmation students
  • House Church leaders
  • seminary faculty and staff
  • those who are questioning
  • those who are wrestling
  • those falling in love with God’s story of salvation

Praying for One Another

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

Hartford UMC
Haven Chapel UMC
Heard Wesley UMC
Highland UMC
Hillcrest UMC
Hogansville First UMC
Hollonville UMC
Hopewell UMC Forsyth
Hopewell UMC Tyrone
Inman UMC
Jackson UMC
Jenkinsburg UMC
John Wesley UMC Grantville
Jones Hill UMC
Juliette UMC
Keeney Memorial UMC
Kincaid UMC Griffin
Korean Church of LaGrange
Korean Church of Newnan UMC
Kynette UMC
LaGrange First UMC
Leete Hill 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