|“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me Your glory.” Exodus 33:18 (NIV) |
What’s crazy about this verse is, Moses had already spent time in God’s glory. From the fiery pillar by night and the smoke by day, Moses had witnessed God’s glory. By the flaming bush that wasn’t consumed, Moses had been up close in God’s glory. In fact, Moses had recently spent 40 days and nights up on the mountain in God’s glory. And it was previously said that “The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a friend speaks with a friend” (Exodus 33:11). So, what was Moses wanting that he hadn’t already experienced? I believe it was simply more of it! He had been ruined in God’s presence. Like David crying out that the one thing he sought was to dwell in God’s presence all the days of his life (Psalm 27:4). I believe we are stepping into this day. We have had a few tastes of God’s presence and glory, be we desire more. In fact, God is looking for people who want more of Him, and He is going to grant that request!
We are sensing this is the month of glory. Throughout July we are going to be focusing on His glory at our various gatherings, culminating on July 31 at the Night of Glory. Please join us this month crying out with Moses, “Show us Your glory!” Take time through July to marinade, saturate, and soak in the various “glory” passages. Prepare yourself and our city for the Night of Glory!
Here are some ways to join us in a corporate setting to cry out for God to show us His glory this month and beyond….
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
First Saturday, July 2 / 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
We are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do, and crying out for His glory! Whether it is wet, dry hot or not, we cry out for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here! We meet at the Arch and go from there. Please join us for a great morning with other faith filled lovers of Jesus.
Contending for Revival Prayer
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city and for His glory to cover our city as the waters cover the earth! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!
Athens House of Prayer
Thursdays / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
AHOP is now every Thursday night! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your new rhythm! Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model through this Thursday night gathering, training leaders and expanding slots. Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city. Be watching for an interest gathering for all those who would like to lead or help out in any way as we begin to start new sessions!
Night of Glory
Sunday, July 31 / 6 to 8:30pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center (Olympia/Parthenon rooms) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
This will be the third, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches are coming together to gaze on the glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us and in our city! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. This time marinating in Hebrews 1:3 – Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being! Worship and prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Everyone is welcome to join us! And please mark your calendar with the remaining date for the Night of Glory in 2022 – October 30.
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple way to focus prayer across our city and beyond. These are delivered to cell phones 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 quick and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city and beyond!
Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I highly recommend it. Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the link for it most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
AHOP Interest Gathering and Training Opportunities
More details very soon!
MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually 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, I encourage you to catch the daily post at APN Blog.
Crying out together for His glory!
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