Day 7 - May 6

35 days of  Prayer and Preparation


Creator God, I forever thank you and praise you for having the opportunity to worship you daily. You are so good to us no matter what happens. Please give me the strength and power to face everything in my day. I pray that all surrounding me today get the chance to know you, your glory, and your blessings. When I sought to you Lord you answer me and deliver me from all my fears. Surround us and fill all our senses so we know you are with us.

—Callie Sligh, Due West UMC

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


O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:3

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 1: Focus on Health and Wellbeing
Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon… 

  • Those working to help neighbors find stable housing and food
  • Biological parents, foster parents, birth and adoptive parents, and the children in their hearts and in their care 
  • Communities ravaged by violence
  • The safety and health of youth and young adults at camp and on campus
  • Those seeking hope

Praying for One Another

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

Rico UMC Palmetto
Riverdale First UMC
Rivertown UMC
Roswell UMC
Sandy Springs UMC
Sharon Community UMC Dunwoody
Shiloh UMC Lovejoy
St James UMC Alpharetta
St James UMC Atlanta
St John UMC Atlanta
St Mark UMC Atlanta
St Mark UMC Fairburn
St Paul UMC Atlanta
Trinity UMC Atlanta
Warren Memorial UMC
Westside Table
Alcovy 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