National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The 69th annual National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2020, will have profound significance for our country. All great movements of God are stirred by extraordinary efforts on behalf of His saints to humbly come before His throne and to PRAY!

The 2020 NDoP theme is “Pray God’s glory across the earth,” based on Habakkuk 2:14, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: IN COOPERATION WITH CDC GUIDELINES, IN-PERSON NDoP EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2020PLEASE VISIT 2020 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER for information about connecting to the PRAYER MARATHON hosted on May 7, 2020.  You really do not want to miss out on this opportunity to join in prayer!!!

Athens Area Prayer Breakfast

Location: The Classic Center- Athena Ballroom
Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, 30601
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Details: Featuring keynote speaker, Honorable Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Judge, and soloist Mr. Ralph Freeman
Cost: $25.00 per person; $250 per table of 10.
Parking is FREE in the Classic Center lot.


On January 5, 2011, Judge Jones was nominated by the President to become a United States District Judge and was sworn in as a district judge on March 4, 2011. In this role, Judge Jones presides over cases that involve the United States government, the United States Constitution, federal laws, controversies between citizens of different states, and other matters. Prior to his nomination to the district court, Judge Jones served as a Superior Court Judge in the Western Judicial Circuit (Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties, Georgia). Judge Jones was appointed to the Superior Court in 1995. In this role, Judge Jones presided over civil and criminal cases as well as the Western Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court Program, a program that integrates alcohol and substance abuse treatment with court supervision. Judge Jones has offered his time and leadership to numerous academic, community, legal, and social organizations. Judge Jones is President of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, a managing trustee and secretary for the University of Georgia Foundation, a member of the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board, and of the Russell Foundation. He is also a trustee for Young Harris College and he is a past president of the University of Georgia’s Alumni Association and the UGA Chapter of the National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame. Judge Jones attended The University of Georgia and received his B.B.A. in 1978 and J.D. in 1987. Judge Jones is married to Lillian Kincey.


An Atlanta native, Ralph Freeman has worked locally and internationally as a Song Evangelist since 1980.  His credits include singing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, serving as a guest soloist around the world, and glorifying the LORD through song at the 2010 National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. after the President’s address.  Click here to learn more about Ralph Freeman.


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Hourly Prayer Focus

Throughout the day we will be praying down specific themes. You can in wherever you are and PRAY! Imagine these specific prayers going up all over the city! As one voice in agreement, pray as the Lord leads you throughout the day!!! You can follow the links below as possible organizations to pray over, or add others that God puts on your heart!  Use the Yellow Pages or do a google search for specific ideas (i.e. schools in Athens, etc.). Pray as you are led; we have included some scripture selections below to get you started!

10:00 to 11:00 AM  – Our Nation  & The Nations
Pray for our government – the President, his Cabinet and team, the Congress and Senate.  Pray for God to move across our nation. Pray that God would stir and awaken prayer across the U.S. today! Ask God for the nations as our inheritance.  Pray especially at this time that the LORD would have complete victory in Israel, France, and North Korea. Pray for other places in the world that are on your heart. Ask for the LORD’s mercy over the dark places, that they may be brought into His light!
Scriptures: Ps 33:12; 1 Chron 7:14; Lev 20:26

Pray for Israel, for Iraq, or wherever the Lord may put on your heart. Pray for an awakening and the advancement of His kingdom and gospel in both open and closed countries. Pray for the missionaries in those lands.
Scriptures: Ps 22:27; Ps 47:8; Is 2:2-4; Is 52:10; Rom 10:14-15; Rev 22:2

11:00 AM to Noon  – Health Care in Athens
Pray for the hospitals (St. Mary’s and Athens Regional), clinics, faculty, employees, doctors, nurses, labs, hospice care, nursing homes…
Scriptures: 1 Sam 25:6; Ps 30:2; Is 53:5; Luke 9:2; 1 Pet 2:24
Athens Regional Health System
Landmark Hospital

St. Mary’s Health Care System
Mercy Health Center

Noon to 1:00 PM  – Government, Community Service Agencies, Police and Fire in Athens
Pray for our mayor and local officials – for wisdom and grace to lead well. Pray for police and firemen for safety, peace and cooperation. Pray for community service workers and the people they serve.
Scriptures: Rom 12:8; Is 1:26;
ACC Mayor’s Office
City of Watkinsville

1:00 to 2:00 PM  – Colleges &  Schools in Athens
Pray for the schools near you. Pray for the principals, faculty, teachers, specialists and students. Pray for the students’ families.
Scriptures: Prov 1:7; Prov 2:1-6; Dan 1:17; Hos 4:6
Athens Christian School
Clarke County School District
Downtown Academy
Oconee County Schools
Prince Avenue Christian School
St. Joseph Catholic School
Westminster Christian Academy

For our Colleges:
Pray for the administration, faculty, teachers, employees, and students of these colleges. Pray for sports teams, chaplains, clubs and campus ministries (i.e. Wesley, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Navigator, InterVarsity, Athletes in Action, BCM, etc, plus the international students ministries).
Athens College of Ministry
Athens Technical College
Disciple’s College
Piedmont College
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia

2:00 to 3:00 PM  – Businesses in Athens
Pray for God to bless the businesses in Athens. Pray for small business owners to have favor, creativity and wisdom.
Athens Chamber of Commerce
Oconee Chamber of Commerce

3:00 to 4:00 PM  – Churches and Ministries in Athens
Pray for your church, your pastor(s), children, youth and all the ministries. Pray for unity within your church and a willingness to join up with other churches in our city. Pray for other churches that you know about. Ask God to bless them and cause them to grow for Him! Pray for helping hands that share the love of Christ to the community around us!

III-Prayer Gathering @ Athens Courthouse Steps

Time: Noon – 1:00pm
Address: 325 E. Washington St., Athens 30601
Details: Starting promptly, there will be a time of public, corporate and unified prayer. This will be broadcast live on WMSL (88.9FM). The prayer focus will include… Government, Family, Church, UGA/Schools, and our City.