Janet Lynn Eriksson – Prayer Missionary

For as long as I can remember, I have loved talking to God. I remember as a little one, I went to the church office after school to be with my mom. While she finished her work, I wandered around the church building, totally aware that God was with me. While I am sure I did most of the talking, I know He loved whatever I had to say – usually just sharing about my day. What parent doesn’t love to hear those stories?

That’s what prayer is all about. Talking to God. Sharing your heart with the amazing God who created you. He loves you and wants to hear what you have to say. Having a bad day? That’s okay – He can take it! Tell Him how you feel. Let Him help you. Want to share something fun or silly? He loves that too. Just share your heart. That’s the best kind of prayer.

That’s the inspiration behind the Hometown Prayer Mission – a place where you can learn and grow in your conversations with God.

I started the Hometown Prayer Mission after spending many years helping to grow intercessory prayer at my church and in my community of Dahlonega, Georgia. I discovered how much I love helping people grow in their prayer life. I love watching people connect with God, talk to Him, and learn how to hear His voice.

My heart is to see lots of those prayer conversations started. The Hometown Prayer Mission is here to help and encourage. Let me know how I can help you.  Thank you for your heart for prayer.

Janet Lynn Eriksson, Prayer Missionary


I am a prayer missionary in the beautiful foothills of Dahlonega, Georgia. I created the Hometown Prayer Mission to help individuals, families, churches, and communities grow in prayer. I love to pray, read, write, and travel on mission trips. I enjoy front porch swings, sweet tea, and conversations with friends. I also love the water – swimming, kayaking, inner tubing, and sailing.

After serving on a church staff as head intercessor and working at a group home for at-risk teens, I now facilitate a community prayer group, serve in the local jail ministry, coordinate Healing Rooms of Dahlonega, and write and teach about prayer.

I volunteer to support The Center for Inner HealingI am also nearing completion of the M. Div. program at Asbury Theological SeminaryMost days, I can be found sitting at the Starbucks in Dahlonega and praying for the community.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” — 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)