One of the reasons people do not pray more is that they don’t know what to pray. Most folks after a few minutes run out of things and people to pray for. But alas, God has provided us with an unlimited source of prayer fuel. The scriptures themselves are an incredible source of prayer. Whether you pray “prayers” out of the Bible or you take promises and turn them into dialog with Jesus, the scriptures unlock a whole new level of prayer.
So as we pray for Athens, and specifically, the University of Georgia, please try praying through this prayer guide. Use it as a launch pad to allow the Spirit to guide you into the prayer He desires. We truly believe God is awakening prayer here so that He can do what He has been preparing for over these past hundreds of years!
Proclaiming God’s Holy Character – Isaiah 6:2 (NLT)
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”
Releasing God’s Plan for UGA – Isaiah 25:1 (NLT)
O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God.
Crying for authentic worship and relationship with Jesus – Isaiah 29:13 (NLT)
And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine.
Preparing the way for the Lord – Isaiah 40:3-5 (ESV)
A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Proclaiming God over every idol – Isaiah 44:6-8
This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies:
“I am the First and the Last;
there is no other God.
7 Who is like me?
Let him step forward and prove to you his power.
Let him do as I have done since ancient times
when I established a people and explained its future.
8 Do not tremble; do not be afraid.
Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago?
You are my witnesses—is there any other God?
No! There is no other Rock—not one!”
Asking for messengers – Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news,
Declaring the future spiritual impact of UGA – Isaiah 54:4-6 (NIV)
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.5 For your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name—6 The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
Pleading for humble and responsive hearts – Isaiah 57:14-15 (ESV)
And it shall be said,“Build up, build up, prepare the way,15 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
Proclaiming the Good News – Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT)
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,3 To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
Asking for watchmen over UGA – Isaiah 62:6-7 (NIV)
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
Crying out for revival at UGA – Isaiah 64:1 (NIV)
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before you!