Athens Prayer Opps – December 2022

“I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)

Every year we have a finishing line. And the end of 2022 is just weeks away! Whew! For so many this has been a challenging year, following several other challenging years. Many have grown weary, are disappointed and have a wavering hope and/or faith. Please don’t stop, don’t even slow down in your pressing into God, and believing in what He is doing and about to do. We are about there! Finish this year strong. Finish 2022 right where God wants you to be… trusting Him with all your heart and not leaning on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Wherever you are, finish what God has given you and enter His rest. We are so close!!!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God for a grace over His people to finish this year strong, in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, December 3 / 10am to noon
The Arch – corner of College and Broad
 
This is our monthly prayer walk. We meet at The Arch and go from there. Feel free to bring your children as we hit the pavement crying out for God to move in our city.
 
AHOP Training Gathering
Monday, December 12 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP on the second Monday of each month. It is a time when all those who lead worship or play/sing on the team, those who are a part of the prayer leadership team, and those who make our gatherings possible by operating the tech, come together to build community, to shape the model and to worship with one voice. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!

New Year’s Worship Burn
Saturday, December 31, 2022 into Sunday, January 1, 2023 / TBD
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

This is worship gathering to wrap the year! It is a citywide expression providing a context to pray and worship into the New Year. A taste of what’s to come! Join us for all or just some of this end of the year burn! Yes, this is a great way to finish 2022 strong!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
 
Contending for Revival
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

Pastors Contending for Pastors
1st & 3rd Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

Senior pastors coming together and literally saturating each other in prayer! YES REALLY!!! This is a very precious and important time for senior pastors!

Contending for Revival
2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

These sessions of Contending, on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, are open for all pastors, intercessors and key leaders to join us as we Contend for Revival in Athens!
 
Please note… Though there are 5 Thursday’s this month (December 29), please be watching to be sure it is on. At the moment it is tentatively scheduled

Athens House of Prayer
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Currently there are two different sessions at AHOP each week! And hopefully soon, there will be even more!!! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple way to join with others in focusing prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city! 
 
COMING…
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming, amazing prayer and worship opportunities!
 
New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 7, 2023 / 9am to 4:30pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Ave., Athens, GA 30605

This is an annual prayer conference hosted by College of Athens. This year I will be one of the speaker/facilitators. For more information and to register go to https://collegeofathens.edu/new-year-new-heart/
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, January 29, 2023 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
The Classic Center (Athena Rooms) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
 
We will be continuing our quarterly Nights of Glory in 2023. These are incredible opportunities to join other passionate lovers of Jesus in prolonged worship and prayer. Multiple churches and ministries across our city make this citywide gathering possible! Please mark your calendar, talk it up with your family and friends, and come ready to seek the Lord together!!!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Daily we post on the APN Facebook page. Most the time it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook (or if we ever get kicked of), I encourage you to catch the (almost) daily post on the APN Blog.
 
Together finishing the year strong!
Steve