“‘Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)
In darkness, light shines even brighter. In death, life stands out. In wickedness, righteousness is clearly distinctive. With a backdrop of deep gross darkness, God’s glory is blindingly clear! Today children of God should stand out. This is not the time to blend in, to look like the world. This is the time we should be separated, to be different. This is the time our lives ought to declare we are citizens of another world. This is a time, instead of complaining, and fretting, we are to press into God in prayer, worship and following Him as He leads like never before!
Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting as we press into God together, in Athens and beyond….
UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, February 4 / 10am to noon
The Arch – corner of College and Broad
This is our monthly prayer walk at UGA and/or downtown Athens. 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. These are always unique and powerful! Onsite prayers make a huge difference!
Monday, February 6 / 8pm
UGA Tate Center – 45 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30602
This is a FREE concert event! Join multiple churches & campus ministries at this gathering to hear the Gospel from Nick Hall and the opportunity to see KB live!!! Whether you are a college student or not, please consider coming and being a covert intercessor, praying onsite as God moves. We are hoping for a huge harvest of souls!
To get free tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pulse-campus-tour-led-by-nick-hall-athens-ga-tickets-509526406197
AHOP Leadership Community
Sunday, February 12 / 4 to 5:30pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP. 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, those who make our gatherings possible by operating the tech, and those who want to expand AHOP’s presence through social media, to come together to build community, to shape the model and to worship with one voice. As we expand into more worship sessions each week we need to stay together as a leadership community. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!
The Mix Prayer Watch
February 24-25 / Friday 6 to 10pm and Saturday 9am to 10pm
Athens Church (The Gallery) – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
Each year thousands of youth from several student ministries across Athens and beyond come together to focus on Jesus at a gathering called The Mix. At this point we are around 20 churches involved! The purpose of TheMix is to provide a context for churched kids to invite their unchurched friends to come meet Jesus and get plugged in! APN provides a prayer covering for this gathering. Please join us during any of the hours we are open (see above). There will be worship going, prayer assistants to pray with you or help in any way needed, a prayer guide and even posters hung up around the room with every students’ name written on them to focus our prayers for those at TheMix2023!
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, and most of the time we go quite a bit longer than one hour!
> 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! This is always a very powerful and Spirit led time!!!
Athens House of Prayer
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
Mondays / 7 to 9am … Devotional Session
Tuesdays / 9:30 to 11am … Seek and Soak
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm … Worship and Intercession
We are expanding our worship/prayer sessions this month! Please check out the AHOP website for these new slots, starting this week! 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.
For more details and the updated schedule check out athenshouseofprayer.com
Athens Daily Prayer Texts and Declarations
All across Athens area
To receive… text @athenspray to 81010.
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple yet powerful way to join with others in focusing prayer across our city. We have added a daily declaration to take the prayer text to the next level. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET) for text and 8:15am for declaration. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. This is an awesome way to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city, every day!
Night of Glory
Sunday, March 26 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
At this point our plan is to continue our 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!!! If your church is not yet involved please stir it up!
MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
We daily post on the APN Facebook page. Most the time it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations, the Daily Prayer Text and updates at AHOP. 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.
Pressing into God together!