Prayer is communicating or talking with God. Speaking, writing, drawing, singing or simply thinking about God are ways you can pray. You can pray when you are in trouble. You can pray when you are happy. James 5:13-16 says “Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them...The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up...pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” God is willing to give us many good things as long as we ask for them in accordance to His Will. God answers our prayers with signs, the Holy Spirit, and His Word, the Bible. When we pray, our relationship with God grows. "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)
When you join the church, you are asked to pledge your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Athens First United Methodist Church. Prayer is vital in the life of our church and in the life of a Christian. Below are links to more prayer opportunities and ways you can pray daily for children, youth, and adults.
Please submit your prayer request using the form below. Your submission will be securely delivered to Martha Aenchbacher. If you desire for the request to be shared with our Prayer Ministry team, please indicate that in your submission. If you would prefer to email Martha directly, please do so at or 706-543-1442, x214.