When people pray, God listens. And John and Charles Wesley believed “that God does nothing apart from believing prayer.”
In a focused effort to prepare for the 2020 General Conference session, the South Georgia Conference is launching a Conference-wide prayer and fasting initiative, “Together We Pray." It will begin the day after Easter and run through the General Conference session.
The initiative will include three components: local church prayer resources, eight regional prayer gatherings, and a 24-hour day of prayer and fasting.
Clergy and laity are invited to participate in one of eight regional prayer gatherings. These gatherings will include times of prayer, worship, and reflection and will be focused on hearing God’s voice, praying for others, and being rooted in God.
Tuesday, March 10th
Macon @ Vineville UMC 10:00-11:30AM
Statesboro @ Pittman Park UMC 10:00-11:30AM
Columbus @ St. Mark UMC 6:30-8:00PM
Vidalia @ Vidalia First UMC 6:30-8:00PM
Thursday, March 12th
Savannah @ White Bluff UMC 10:00-11:30AM
Camilla @ Camilla UMC 10:00-11:30AM
Brunswick @ The Chapel 6:30-8:00PM
Valdosta @ Park Avenue 6:30-8:00PM
You are invited to attend a Conference-wide 24-hour Day of Prayer and Fasting event or come together at your local church during this time or choose a time convenient to your ministry.
Conference-wide 24-Hour Day of Prayer and Fasting Event | The Chapel | May 4-5
The 24-hour day of prayer and fasting will be held May 4-5 at The Chapel in Brunswick. It will include hourly prayer experiences from 1 pm May 4 until 1 pm May 5. Participants will fast and pray through dinner and breakfast the next day and adjourn at the start of General Conference. A celebration lunch will end the fast. Cost is $20.
Local Church Guidelines for 24-Hour Day Prayer and Fasting
We have provided an outline for a local church to set up their own 24-hour prayer and fasting event. This also allows the flexibility to shift the prayer and fasting time to another date that works better for their congregation.
If you would like to host a prayer vigil in which individuals can pray at the church or at home, this sign-up sheet can help to promote the times available (you can use the word doc version to make changes to dates/times).
Prayer stations are 5-10 minute prayer activities that can be set up and used anywhere. The stations can be set up and used over a period of time or for an event. They are typically interactive, inviting the pray-er to read/listen/reflect and then respond to God’s voice. They involve more than just our mind. They engage our body and our emotions as well.
Organizer Instructions: You will find all you need to create each prayer station.
Choose which prayer stations you would like to use
Simply gather the supplies needed
Print the Printable Prayer Station Reflection for the stations
Set-up and create your stations in one area or throughout your church
Promote in your local church
Download the Printable Prayer Station Reflections. (pdf document)
Download the Prayer Labyrinth for the last station. (pdf document)
This resource is designed to be adapted to any context and at each individual’s pace. As participants enter the different spaces and walk through the doors of the church, pray that all who enter will be receptive to God’s Word and its power in their lives. Simply copy and paste the portions you need into a format that will be useful in your ministry setting. We encourage you to get creative and add additional focuses unique to your church. The idea is that you will provide each participant with a handout with instructions for their prayer experience as they enter the space.
Download the Local Church Prayer Path. (Word document)
The day after Easter and continuing through General Conference, South Georgia United Methodists have the opportunity to join together in a Daily Prayer Focus. Beginning April 13, each day has a focus word, a scripture and a reflection. There are so many ways you can participate! You can make this a personal journey and/or promote in your local church and journey together; share on social media and ask engaging questions; or talk with others about how you see God at work. We are excited about this intentional focus and hope you will join us in the journey!
Download the Daily Prayer Focus guide. (pdf document)
Creative ways to involve children in prayer:
Engaging youth in prayer: