National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The 70th annual National Day of Prayer, May 6, 2021, 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 2021 NDoP theme is “LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY” from 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

On May 6, 2021, God is inviting us to join in a prayer movement spanning the globe to cry out for Him to advance His kingdom and prepare His bride. Please join in with us on this year’s National Day of Prayer. Pray at home, pray by phone, or pray in your prayer closet!



Athens Area National Day of Prayer Breakfast

About the Keynote Speaker: Montez Carter currently serves as President and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, GA. He was recently appointed to the National Board of Trustees for the American Hospital Association and will serve as Chair for the Region 4 Policy Board. Carter came to St. Mary’s from Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, MS, where he began his career as a clinical pharmacist. He later served as Director of Pharmacy Services and then as Associate Director of Performance Improvement and Patient Support Services. Carter earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama and his doctoral degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi. Carter and his wife, Tiffany, are the proud parents of three children.
Location: The Classic Center Outdoor Pavilion, 440 Foundry Street., Athens, 30601
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM (Full hot breakfast service begins at 7:00 AM. Program begins at 7:30 AM).
Cost: $25 per person (includes free parking); Table Hosts may purchase 10 seats (2 tables of 5 guests for social distancing)
Videoconference Sponsorship: $100 (Churches, businesses or organizations may purchase unlimited videoconference access to the live event.)
Click here to watch the 2021 Athens Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast recording

*Please note in-person registrations are sold out, but virtual videoconference registrations are still available for your church or business

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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!

7:30 to 8:30 AM – God’s Glory
Pray for God’s glory to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, as the 2020 theme! Pray for all men to be drawn to the Lord and to know Him personally.
Scriptures: Hab 2:14; Jn 12:32; Jn14:20

8:30 to 9:30 AM – Our City & Our State
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. Praying for Government
Scriptures: Rom 12:8; Is 1:26;
ACC Mayor’s Office
City of Watkinsville

9:30 to 10:30 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!  Praying for Government
Scriptures: Ps 33:12; 1 Chron 7:14; Lev 20:26

Pray for Israel, Iraq, China, Italy, Uganda, Chile, 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

10:30 to 11:30 AM  – Health Care, Healing, & Restoration
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

Pray that the Lord would pour out His power to heal those who call on Him in the day of trouble.  Declare His power over cancer, covid-19, and every other ailment that comes against man.  Prayer for COVID-19
Scriptures:Matt 8:16; Luke 5:15; Is 53:4-6

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM  – Community Service Agencies, Police, Fire Fighters, & Public Servants
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. Praying for Military
Scriptures: Rom 12:8; Is 1:26;
ACC Mayor’s Office
City of Watkinsville

12:30 to 1:30 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.  Praying for Education
Scriptures: Prov 1:7; Prov 2:1-6; Dan 1:17; Hos 4:6
Athens Academy
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

1:30 – 2:30 PM  – Businesses in Athens
Pray for God to bless the businesses in Athens. Pray for small business owners to have favor, creativity and wisdom.  Praying for Business
Athens Chamber of Commerce
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
Northeast Georgia Christian Business Directory

2:30 – 3:30 PM  – Churches and Ministries 
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!  Praying for Churches
Northeast Georgia Christian Church Directory

3:30 to 4:30 PM – Children, Families, & Marriages
Pray for families, that Jesus would be the centerpiece in every home, and that His love, peace, and grace would reign under every roof.  Pray protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, and lack within the family unit. Call forth 1000 generations of God’s blessings upon every family. Pray for the prodigals to come to their senses and return home. As God to cause children to honor their parents and for children to teach their children the power of knowing God for themselves.   Praying for Families
Scriptures: Ps 68:6; Ex 20:12; Lk 1:17; 3 John 1:4; Prov 22:6

4:30 to 5:30 PM – Thankfulness
Thank the Lord for His great goodness and love for all people.  Thank Him for guarding you from harms that you never knew about.  Thank Him for daily bread.  Thank Him for His constant presence.  Thank Him for the favor that has rested upon you and our nation. Thank Him for the power of His peace in every storm.
Scriptures: Ps 7:17; Ps 106:1; 1 Cor 15:57: Eph 5:20

5:30 to 6:30 PM – Unity in Christ
Romans 17″14 says that the Kingdom of God is a matter of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Pray that His Kingdom would come, and that by His power we will find our unity in Christ across all places where there is division.  Thank God that He began by making each person in Christ one with Himself.  Ask Him to release healing, restoration, and peace into every place where there has been division and disagreement.  Decree unity in Christ in politics, in international affairs, in homes, marriages, and across Christian denominations.  Ask the Lord to cause us to understand how our words and actions affect every other person who calls on His Name. Ask for humility to rise up and replace pride. Call forth repentance and restoration between men and between men and God.
Scriptures: Jn 17: 20-22; Eph 4:3; Gal 3:28; Rom 15:7

6:30 to 7:30 PM – God’s Glory
Return to pray for the Glory of God to be made manifest throughout the earth as He manifests His power, mercy, healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.  Ask God to cause you to be a reflection of His glory. Pray for His Eternal Kingdom to come, here and now!
Scriptures: Hab 2:14; 2 Cor 3:18; Rom 8:30

See also: Prayers for Today