National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The 68th annual National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2019, 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 2019 NDoP theme is “Love One Another,” based on John 13:34, “Love one another just as I have loved you.”
Click here to watch the 2019 NDoP Theme Video.
On May 2, 2019,  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. There are prayer activities going on all day, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Stay tuned for a growing list of scheduled events or to download print versions of the Prayer Guide or a flyer to include in your church bulletin.  Contact ACMin ( or Steve Smith of Athens Prayer Network to list other 2019 National Day of Prayer activities on this page that are open to the public. You really do not want to miss out on this opportunity to join in prayer!!!

Oconee Churches Prayer Breakfast

Time: 6:30 – 7:45 AM
Location: St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church
Details: Participants are encouraged to bring canned food and donations for ACTS Food Pantry.

Athens Area Prayer Breakfast

Location: The Classic Center
Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, 30601
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Details: Featuring keynote speaker, Colonel Mitchell Swan and Athens Voices of Truth
Cost: $25.00 per person; $250 per table of 10
Click here to purchase tickets online, or contact Bob Bowen at 706-614-6210.
Parking is FREE in the Classic Center lot.

Originally from Boston, Colonel Swan graduated from Marquette University’s Business School and NROTC Program in 1987, at which point he was commissioned a 2ndLt in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He subsequently earned an MBA from Chaminade University while stationed in  Honolulu.  A graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Colonel Swan is an experienced and seasoned officer who held numerous commands and a myriad assignments throughout his 30-year career until his retirement in June 2017. One of his most significant assignments was working on General Mattis’  staff in the USCENTCOM J5 Directorate, where he developed and crafted U.S. policy for the Middle East during the Arab Spring uprisings. Today Mitchell works as a private wealth manager for Sapphire Wealth Management in Watkinsville, GA, with his wife, Leslie.  Mitchell authored Broken Arrow: Christ’s Last Stand in 2016.

Click here for information on becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Athens National Day of Prayer Breakfast event.

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AFUMC Outreach Sunday School Class

Boswell Group

Ed & Claire Britt

Cannon Financial

Chastain & Associates

Tom Crane Realty Company

Randy Dudley

Elizabeth Ann Florist

First American Bank & Trust

Tim & Jodie Lawrence

Porterfield Tire

John Simpson

Bill Trigleth

W-2 Accounting

Ed & Shelby Wiezorek

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.