Athens Prayer Opps – January 2023

“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.’” Amos 9:13 (ESV)  

As we step into 2023 get ready for a wonderful harvest! The reapers and the sowers will converge! The word is so clear, we will reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7). Many have sown with tears, with headache, with must opposition these past few years, and are about to reap joy (Psalm 126:5-6). God has seen your faithfulness! There is a strong sense of His favor being released over His intercessors, over those who have stayed faithful, and over those who have said “yes” while so many others have allowed their faith to grow cold. God has seen the price you have paid and is about to reward you for not giving up. May the Lord our God give you eyes to see the abundant harvest that is set before you in 2023!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting as we step into this year of favor and harvest, in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 7 / 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.

  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 am one of the speaker/facilitators. For more information and to register go to https://collegeofathens.edu/new-year-new-heart/

AHOP Leadership Community 
Monday, January 16 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP, usually  on the second Monday of each month (but this month it will be on the third). 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. It is time to begin looking at expanding more worship sessions each week. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!

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 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
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Right now 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 and Declarations
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
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. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an awesome way to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city, every day! 
 
COMING…
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming, amazing prayer and worship opportunities!
  
The Mix Prayer Watch
Friday, February 24-25
Athens Church (The Gallery)  

Each year thousands of youth gather from various student ministries across Athens and beyond to focus on Jesus. The purpose is to provide a context for churched kids to invite their unchurched friends to come meet Jesus! We provide a prayer covering for this gathering. A key part of The Mix Prayer Watch are the Prayer Assistants who are in the prayer room the entire time, helping people and praying for the many students and leaders at The Mix. Prayer Assistant are assigned THREE HOUR slots during the weekend. If you’re interested in being a Prayer Assistant, please email me at steve@athensprayernetwork.com and we can begin dialoging about it!

Night of Glory
Sunday, March 26 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
TBD
 
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 stepping into the harvest!
Steve