Almighty God, we cry out to you during our days of trouble. We look for you and yet we refuse to be comforted by you, we refuse to hear your call, we moan and complain as our spirits grow tired. Forgive us, we pray.
At times we are so overwhelmed we cannot sleep. At times, our hearts are so troubled, we cannot speak. In your mercy, hear our prayer.
Remind us in these days, O Lord, to remember your faithful love, to remember your great deeds, to remember your acts from long ago. Remind us to meditate on your promises, meditate on your holy word, and meditate as we remember your wondrous works and mighty power.
Hear our prayers of thanksgiving as we remember you are our God. You redeem your people. You are faithful always. In Jesus’ precious and holy name, we pray.
—Rev. Debby Stikes, Griffin First United Methodist Church
NOTE: A "collect" (call-ect) is a simple, focused prayer.
I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;
I will remember your wonders of old.
I will meditate on all your work and muse your mighty deeds.
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.
Week 5 Focus: Scriptural Literacy and Imagination
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon…
Lord, pour out your spirit on the following South West District churches:
Life Springs UMC
Long Cane UMC
Lovejoy Memorial UMC Newnan
Madras-New Worship Gathering
Marvin UMC Barnesville
Merrill Chapel UMC
Monticello First UMC
Mt Carmel UMC Newnan
Mt Gilead UMC Sharpsburg
Mt Olive UMC
Mt Zion UMC Campground
Mt Zion UMC Smarr
New Hope UMC Fayette County
New Hope UMC Monticello
Newnan Chapel UMC
Newnan First 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 www.ngumc.org/prepare each day
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