The Mix 2020 Prayer Guide

Friday, February 28 (11am) to Saturday (11pm)
The Classic Center / The Hyatt Place

Intro

Thank you so much for being a part of The Mix Prayer Watch 2020. Whether you are praying at The Mix Prayer Room or anywhere else in the world, your prayer is part of a huge thing that God is doing in our city. It’s God’s desire to move powerfully in Athens, and this student gathering is both catalytic and important as we move toward that. This comes on the heels of PrayUGA where over a period of three weeks every student at UGA was prayed for probably at least six times! Many of these people are still focusing prayer on their assigned students! There is a tsunami of prayer hitting the shores of the Sea of Glass before the Throne of Grace (Revelation 4:6) on behalf of our city.

The prayers you pray matter. We are believing that God is going to do mighty awesome things because of our united fervent, focused, prevailing prayer. As you pray, please pray big audacious prayers of faith for God to do what only He can do!!! There is no limit on what God can or even wants to do. It is beyond our imagination (Ephesians 3:20, Isaiah 55:8-9). No wonder King David wrote, ‘You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior!’ (Psalm 65:5a NLT).

Our primary purpose of The Mix is to provide a relevant and safe context for students across our city to come to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus. As you pray please keep this priority before you. Jesus said…

Matthew 18:14 NLT
It is not My heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.

One final note before launching in. The most effective and powerful way to pray is to ask according to the Father’s will and in Jesus name (Matthew 7:7-8, John 16:23-24, 1 John 5:14-15). The way we know His will is by tapping into His word and asking the Holy Spirit teach and help us (John 16:13-14, Romans 8:26). As you pray, let the scriptures be your cry, reminding God of what He has promised. Here lies the secret, praying His promises and the prayers of the Bible are a sure way to increase the effectiveness of your prayer! So, please use the scriptures noted in this guide and allow the Holy Spirit to take you from there!

Matthew 6:9-10 (NLT)
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may Your name be kept holy.
May Your Kingdom come soon!
May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Please use this prayer guide as a launching pad as the Holy Spirit leads…

Open heaven & revival

We are praying for an open heaven over the prayer room, as well as over The Mix gathering and each person in it (students and leaders)! Ask that there would be revelation of Jesus – who He really is as Risen Glorified King of Kings and that He would be seen and walk among us. Ask for a manifestation of the Holy Spirit and that we would feel Him, that He would release healing, life, gifts, anointing and salvation. And ask that we would hear the Father’s voice speaking over us, affirming and confirming what He feels about us and our calling in Him into this world! Pray for revival for those who know Jesus and awakening in those who haven’t yet surrendered to Him and transformation over the campuses across Athens! Ask for God’s presence to tangibly fill this place over the weekend!

Matthew 3:16-17 (NIV)
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.’

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Isaiah 64:1 (NLT)
Oh, that You would burst from the heavens and come down!
How the mountains would quake in Your presence!

Habakkuk 3:2 (NIV)
Lord, I have heard of Your fame; I stand in awe of Your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.

Schedule for The Mix 2020

Friday

5:30pm          Check-In
7:00pm          Doors open
7:30pm          Session #1 begins
7:45pm          Worship
8:15pm          Message #1 – Stuart Hall
9:00pm          Session #1 ends
9:30pm          Small Group

Saturday

9:30am          Doors open
10:00am        Session #2 begins
10:25am        Worship
10:50am        Message #2 – Grant Partrick
11:30am        Session #2 ends
12:00pm        Lunch/Small Group
1:30pm          Free time

6:30pm          Doors open
7:00pm          Session #3 begins
7:20pm          Worship
7:45pm          Message #3 – Miles Fidell
8:15pm          Gospel invitation
8:30pm          Worship
9:00pm          Session #3 ends
9:30pm          Small Group

Students

Pray by name for the students that came from your church that they would have a fresh encounter with God. The names of all the student at The Mix, by churches, have been handwritten on poster boards and plastered on the walls in the prayer room, as well as at the end of this prayer guide. As each student gets prayed for, a line will be drawn through their name with a highlighter pen. By the end of The Watch, each student will have a rainbow drawn through their name, proclaiming God’s faithfulness and promises to them!

Pray for salvation – that not one student would leave here without Christ (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9, John 3:16). Pray for the wandering children to come home (Luke 15:11-32). Pray for breakthroughs, for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, and reconciliation of relationships. Pray for new godly relationships to be forged. Pray that the students would be receptive to all that God wants to do in and through them. Pray for divine conversations between them and their leader. Pray for the students from other churches, as well as the students across the city. Ask God to do what only He can do and that every student would leave here different than when they arrived! Pray that the Father’s name would be made holy and that His kingdom would come powerfully and tangibly throughout The Mix. Pray that His will would be done among the thousands of students at The Mix. Feel free to pray scriptures over them. For example, …

Psalm 119:9 (NIV)
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your word.

Galatians 5:19-23 (NLT)
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Ephesians 1:16-20 (NIV)
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Luke 15:17 (NIV)
When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!’

1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NLT)
This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Isaiah 49:25b (NLT)
For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.

Leaders

Pray for all the leaders that came with your church. Ask that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask God to give them favor with their students and stamina to keep up with them. Ask God to create specific divine moments of dialog with each student in their care. Ask that God would give them courage to say what they need to say, in a way that the students will listen and hear. Ask God to give them wisdom beyond their years, beyond their knowledge and beyond this world. Ask God to be working in them, as well as in the students. Ask God to awaken first love in them, faith, hope, joy, purpose and fire in their bellies for His mission. Ask that not one leader who came would leave the same!

As you pray for these leaders, here are a couple more things: wisdom/discernment as students may be sharing some hard things, authority as they are the gatekeepers of fun but also discipline, safety and good judgement as they drive their students across town, to walk in confidence that the Holy Spirit is with them.

James 1:5 (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Isaiah 61:1-4 (NIV)
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives  and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

Acts 4:31 (NIV)
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Volunteers

There are an army of volunteers who make The Mix possible. From the drivers, to the host homes, to the group leaders, to greeters, door openers and ushers, to production team and others. Please pray that God would bless each and every one of them as they serve this weekend. Ask God to pour back into them as they pour out into the students. Pray for protection on the roads and in the homes. Pray for health and stamina. Ask God to close every door where the enemy might try to attack, that where the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, God would release protection and life, even super abundant life.

John 10:10 (ESV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Protection

One special request is that we pray for the safety of all who are involved in The Mix. Please cover this weekend in prayer for safety on the roads, safety in the host homes, safety in the sessions AND safety after the final sessions… all the way till everyone is home on Sunday afternoon, March 1.

Please pray Psalm 91 over the students, leaders, speakers, worship team, host homes, drivers, every person on the stage or serving in any capacity, and every church/ministry that is participating in The Mix.

Ask God to expose, disarm and rescue us from every trap the enemy set for this weekend.

Ask God to expose and destroy every argument that has set itself up against the knowledge of God, and that every accusation and stronghold would be broken and torn down (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

Ask God to break the power of pestilence, plague and sickness over every person involved in The Mix. Ask God to heal and protect everyone from missing out because of infirmity.

Ask God to break the power of fear and “terror of the night” over everyone involved.

Ask God to release His angels to protect and minister to everyone involved (Hebrews 1:14).

Ask God to supernaturally protect all, that no harm would come to us… that there would not be any accidents or injury thorough The Mix!

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Psalm 91 (NLT)
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV)
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 

Worship

Pray for Paul Smith and FRVR FREE Worship as they lead worship throughout The Mix. Pray that it would be more than just songs, or intensity or emotional hype. Pray that students would powerfully and tangibly encounter God during the worship sets. Pray that the Kingdom would come and God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven while worship is happening. Pray for an open heaven as FRVR FREE leads students and leaders into God’s presence – where Jesus is seen, Holy Spirit is felt, and the Father is heard!

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

John 8:32 (NLT)
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Isaiah 29:13 (NIV)
The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.’

Speakers

Pray for Miles Fidell, Grant Partrick and Stuart Hall. Ask God to anoint their speaking and to breathe over every word that comes out of their mouths. Pray that the students would listen intently, eagerly and be willing to receive and respond as the Holy Spirit leads. Pray that God’s Word would not return void but would accomplish all that He desires of it

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

The theme this year is “Belong.” Here is the overview of each session, with the key verses and small group discussion questions that will go with them.

Session 1 – Stuart Hall

Overview:

The greatest barrier to belonging is fitting in or changing who you are so you can be accepted. What we should be terrified of most is a generation becoming less courageous and authentic. Jesus declared that the kingdom of God is a place where you can walk in and take off the crushing weight of your armor, hang it on a rack, and open their heart to truly being seen. You cannot fully grow and contribute behind armor. It takes a massive amount of energy just to carry it around — sometimes it takes all of your energy.

Scripture: Luke 19:1-8 NLT

Questions:

Stuart said, “Too many of us act like everyone cannot belong before they believe.” How does this statement hit you? What causes you to act as if some people do not belong?

How do you think we make loving others a lot more complicated than it needs to be?

Read Matthew 22:1-10. Who received an invitation to the party? What does this story teach us about God’s heart and belonging?

Read Luke 19:1-10. Have you ever thought of this story in terms of God’s desire to really know you? How do you feel when you understand that God wants such a personal relationship with you?

Read 1 John 4:7-21. Loving God affects how we love others. Loving others affects how we love God. How does the way we treat, care and value others speak to our understanding of God’s love?

“God knows everything about you, even what you want to hide from Him, and He loves you anyway.” What do you think about this statement?

Have you ever thought “God could never love me because of _________”? What’s your blank?

Read John 8:1-11. How did Jesus react when the woman’s secret was exposed for everyone to see?

Discuss this statement: If following Jesus doesn’t lead you to lonely, hurting, and isolated people, then it’s not Jesus you are following: You are just trying to look good.

Session 2 – Grant Partrick

Overview:

We are all good hiders. Culture tells us to protect our image at all costs, sweep everything under the rug, save face and do your best to appear to have it all together. This reality has caused us to have superficial relationships, too long to be known, but to fear the consequences of how people would react if they knew the real us. There is freedom in having a God who knows everything about us. Every mistake we have made, every bad thought we have had, every secret we think we have hidden so well are in plain view for him. And knowing everything about you, he chose to run towards us not away from us.

Scripture: John 4:1-41, 1 John 1:9

Questions:

Why is it so important for us to appear to have it all together?

Do you have a group of friends or a space where you feel like you can be the real you?

How does it change your view of God to know that he already knows everything about you, the things you want him to know and the things you wished he didn’t know?

What have you been trying to hide from your friends or family or God?

In John 4:1-26, Jesus teaches us that God fully knows and loves each of us. Since that is true, what is stopping you from surrendering your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?

How does it change your view of yourself knowing that you have been found out and forgiven by the only One whose opinion really matters in the end?

Session 3 – Miles Fidell

Overview:

Confidence. It’s what we all crave. It’s also what we assume everyone else around us has. However, apart from a deep friendship with Jesus, confidence is elusive and impossible to find. Miles will help students understand that their relationship with Jesus produces a type of confidence that will change the world around them.

Scripture: 1 John 3:19-24, Hebrews 10:19,22

Questions:

How can you have confidence in your relationship with God when you mind, will, and emotions tell you otherwise?

Do you have confidence in your relationship with God?

Miles taught us that our “confidence is concealed until our conscience is cleared.” What are you allowing to stay in the darkness that is hindering the freedom and confidence you find in Jesus?

If Jesus has already paid the price for the darkness you are hiding in your life, why are you holding onto it?

How does your view of obedience towards God change knowing that in order for your confidence to be unleashed, your obedience must be released?

What is stopping you from taking the first step to obeying God and believing in His son Jesus Christ?

In what areas of your life are you not loving God wholeheartedly and loving others sacrificially?

How would your life look if you were fully obedient to God? What changes would it require in order to live your life in that way?

Churches in Athens

Pray for revival in each church across our city. Start with yours and the ones you know. Then include others from the list of churches (see below). Pray for your pastor to lead well, to grow in passionate love and faith in Jesus, for a hunger of God’s Word. Pray for your pastor to walk in integrity and purity. Pray for the other pastors in our city as well. Pray for the church leadership to have courageous faith, to be willing to try new things, and to mobilize the Body to reach out and disciple people in our city. Pray for unity in and among the churches in Athens. Pray for every wall of division between churches to come down, whether they are racial, gender, denominational, pride, offense or whatever! Pray that God would establish such unity among churches in Athens that He releases the commanded blessing that He promised would accompany it.

Psalm 133:1&3 (NIV)
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! … For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore.

John 17:20-23 (NLT)
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in Me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as You and I are one—as You are in Me, Father, and I am in You. And may they be in Us so that the world will believe You sent me. I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as We are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as you love Me.

Ephesians 4:3 (NLT)
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

Churches involved in The Mix

Over 40 churches and ministries from Athens (and a few from outside) are involved in The Mix. David wrote in Psalm 133 that it is good when we dwell together in unity, for in that place God commands (bestows and releases) a blessing, even life forevermore. That’s what is happening this weekend. The Mix is not an event, it is an expression of the unity that God has and is establishing in His churches in Athens. As such, we can ask Him to release His blessing upon us. Jesus said that when we are one as He and the Father are one, then the world will see and believe He is who He says He is (John 17:20-23). Please pray that God would command His blessing on these churches and ministries, even life forevermore (that is mass salvations and kingdom growth). Pray that this blessing would overflow and impact even the churches not involved in The Mix this year! Pray that The Mix would be catalytic and change the spiritual atmosphere over our city!!!

Here’s the churches and ministries involved in The Mix 2020…

Alps Road Presbyterian Church, Antioch Christian Church, Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, Athens Church, Athens Prayer Network~, The Awakening~, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Bethel Christian Fellowship~, Briarwood Baptist Church, Calvary Bible, Campus Prayer~, Chestnut Grove Baptist, Classic City Church, Cloud’s Creek Baptist Church, Colbert Baptist Church, Comer Baptist Church, Corinth Baptist Church, Cornerstone, East Athens Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West, Faith Presbyterian Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Grace Fellowship, Green Acres Baptist Church, Harmony Baptist Church, Hebron Christian Church, Jefferson FUMC / Outpost Church, Lexington Baptist Church, Life Church of Athens, LCOA#2, Living Hope, Living Hope Faith Center, Living Water Baptist Church, Lord of Glory Fellowship~, Mars Hill Baptist Church, Nations Church, Oconee Heights Baptist Church, Phoenix Community Church~, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Redeemed Christian Church of God~, River Rock Church, St. James UMC, Salem Baptist Church, Tuckston UMC, Vesta Baptist Church, Watkinsville First Baptist Church, Watkinsville First UMC, Wesley Foundation~

~ indicates churches/ministries that don’t have kids at The Mix but are leading prayer slots or are Prayer Assistants at The Mix Prayer Watch.

Matthew 16:18 (NLT)
Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build My church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.

Families

Pray for the families of every student who are a part of The Mix. Pray that the parents would be ready to help, even respond to the change in their children when they return from The Mix. Pray for God to increase His presence in each one of these homes! Pray for marriages to be miraculously reconciled and healed. Pray for parent-child relationships to be restored. Pray for dads (and/or moms) to come home!

Malachi 4:5-6 (ESV)
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.

Luke 15:17-20 (NLT)
When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

Campuses

As the students go back to school on Monday, March 2, be asking that God would fan a flame of revival on each of these campuses. Pray that these campuses would be turned upside down by the students who were impacted this weekend at The Mix.

Pray for the salvation and strengthening of the principals, faculty and teachers. Ask God to release a greater freedom and courage for these adult leaders to make way for a move of God on each campus. Pray for darkness to be shattered, the veil to be removed and light to increase dramatically in each school. Pray for a spiritual awakening so that every student on every campus would hear the Gospel without hindrance or distortion, in a way they can understand and be free to choose Jesus! Pray for increased angelic activity across the campuses in Athens. Call out each campus by name (see list below)!

Ask God for greater openness to spiritual things, for clouds of darkness to be displaced by the increasing light of Jesus and His presence on these campuses. Ask God for the students to have freedom to walk out their faith at their school.

Isaiah 60:1-2 (NIV)
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
  and His glory appears over you.

Isaiah 6:3 (NLT)
They were calling out to each other, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with His glory!’”

Please pray for each of these school by name…

Athens Academy, Athens Christian School, Athens High and Industrial School, Athens Montessori School, Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School, The Career Academy, Cedar Shoals High School, Clarke Middle, Clarke Central High School, Classic City High School, Coile Middle School, East Jackson High School, East Jackson Middle School, Hilsman Middle School, Lyons Middle School, Malcolm Bridge, Master’s Academy, Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School, North Oconee High School, Oconee County Middle School, Oconee High School, Oglethorpe High School, Oglethorpe Middle School, Prince Avenue Christian School, Westminster Christian Academy, Winder-Barrow High School and a bunch of home schools!

Prayer Opportunities in February 2020

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, My Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as My followers, I am there among them.”
Matthew 18:19-20 (NLT)

The prayer of agreement is quite powerful. It is an expression of unity, of which God richly blesses (Ps 133). As we agree on earth, God responds from heaven releasing the powerful answer. Right now, there is much prayer going on in our city. And it is very focused, united and fervent. There is a real sense of expectancy!!! With PrayUGA, nearly 2000 people are crying out daily for specific students at UGA. This is truly amazing. See below under PrayUGA for some more specific details. And this month we are ramping up the prayer for The Mix, which will happen at the end of February with several thousand middle and high school students from around Athens converging at The Classic Center. The whole purpose of The Mix is to provide a context for churched kids in our city to invite their unchurched friends to come and enter into a relationship with Jesus. That is something we totally can agree upon! Please join us this month as we ramp up our praying in agreement for God to do awesome things in our city, especially in the lives of middle school through college students.

Here are some great opportunities to agree with others in prayer for our city this month.

40 Days of Prayer for The Mix
January 31 to March 10
Across Athens & beyond
To sign up text @9gc4fe to 81010

This just started. You have time to dive in and focus prayer for The Mix20. For 30 days prior to and during, then 10 days following The Mix we will be saturating this awesome gathering with prayer. Each day a different prayer text will be sent out at 7am with a specific focus to be praying for regarding The Mix. These will also be posted on the APN Facebook page in a slightly expanded format (in case you’d rather follow it there than receive early morning texts). Either way, lease join our army of praying people covering this year’s amazing student gathering.

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, February 1 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad St. and College Ave.

In February, we will continue our prayer walking at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to amplify all the prayers going on with PrayUGA for awakening on the campus. We are praying for God to completely and powerfully do His will in Athens in 2020. Every prayer walk is beautifully awesome and always amazingly unique. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us somewhere in-between, you are so welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for an open heaven over UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 6 / 9 to 10am
Classic City Church – 386 N Milledge Ave, Athens 30601

Back to meeting the first Thursday of the month, we will dive right into praying for each other, for the Middle & High School ministries/campuses across Athens, and especially for The Mix. Please use this opportunity join in praying for all those who minister to the youth of our city, starting with the ones at your church!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, February 10 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

Though this is not a closed group, it is definitely not for everyone. Athens Intercessors Community is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran, new at it or even sensing God may be leading you that way), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. This is a very strategic monthly calling together of intercessors from across Athens to hear what God is saying and showing them, and to pray for each other. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls in our city, and our unity is vitally important as we move through 2020. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 12 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605

God calls unity a beautiful thing, something that He commands a blessing over. The unity that God has established in Athens is a truly beautiful thing. On the second Wednesday of each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Please use this opportunity to pray for the pastors in our city, starting with your own! Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has already established in Athens. Ask God to abundantly bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds across Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly in this exciting year. Ask God to prepare them for what He is about to do in our city!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 19 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

On the third Wednesday of each month several of those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city come together to share life and pray for each other. Groups provide the best context for growth, community and life to happen. Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season coming up. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His open heaven over every group that meets in Jesus’ Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 20 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart, GA 30622

The leaders who “run” churches are usually hidden doing their thing behind the scenes. Every month on the third Thursday we come together from across Athens to share and pray for and with each other. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across our city. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for an open heaven over their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, February 21 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, praying together for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are on the ground in the Middle East that helps direct laser focused agreeing prayer. Please join us as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. If you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time during this day to pray for the Middle East.

The Pre-Mix Prayer Gathering for Volunteers
Sunday, February 23 / 1:45 to 2:15pm
Athens Church (High School area) – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30605

A big part of the success of The Mix are the volunteer leaders who come from each church. These folks are the front line, who will be spending the weekend with students. They will have one on one and group time with their students throughout the weekend. They will have deep conversations, some in the middle of the night! The Pre-Mix Prayer Gathering is specifically our opportunity to pray with and pray for these volunteers (including host homes, drivers and group leaders). Praying people, parents and pastors, please join us for this brief, yet intense and fast-moving prayer time with this army of leaders who are coming to The Mix.

The Mix Student Pastors Prayer and Final Briefing
Thursday, February 27 / Noon and 6pm
WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville 30677

On the Eve of The Mix every student pastor comes to get their final briefing, the t-shirts for their group and to pray one last time together before The Mix commences the next day. Please be praying for the student pastors you know, starting with the one’s from your church.

The Mix Prayer Watch
Friday, February 28 – Saturday, February 29 / 11am to 11pm
The Classic Center – 300 N Thomas St, Athens 30601

Throughout the duration of The Mix we have a prayer room open onsite at The Classic Center to pray for the students and leaders who are at The Mix. Teams from each church who have students at The Mix (as well as some others groups) will be facilitating ONE HOUR slots starting at 11am Friday and wrapping at 11pm Saturday. This 36 hours of power packed prayers of agreement definitely sets the tone for The Mix. If your church is bringing a team for a specific ONE HOUR slot you come as part of it, or you come at any time during the hours its operating… BUT PLEASE COME & PRAY!!! Your prayers do and will have a tremendous impact.

Join us in praying for every student (literally several times) to be revived, awakened & transformed, for hundreds of students to meet Jesus for the very first time, for student ministries across Athens to be injected with new life and that every campus in our city would experience a spiritual seismic shift because of The Mix!

I’ll post the exact room and directions, once they are nailed down!

Ongoing and inspirational…

PrayUGA
Officially wraps up on February 9. But what if?
Across Athens & beyond

We’ve been blown away by the number of people signing up to pray for students at UGA, five days a week, 10 to 15 minutes a day, for three weeks! I did some calculating and discovered that we will be praying for UGA students during these three weeks (counting the 1911 plus many extras who have joined in) for over 300,000 minutes. That is a lot of focused, intense, prayers of agreement! And that is AWESOME! Can’t wait to see what God does through it. Now, what if we didn’t stop at three weeks! Would you be willing to keep praying for those students the rest of this semester? Please consider it!

Campus Prayer
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 / 12:15 to 1:15pm
UGA Tate Center – room 480

This weekly gathering is for UGA students and others from various local churches and campus ministries, who interested in joining together to pray for awakening at UGA. Come for as little as you’re able or for the whole time (we understand jobs and classes).

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 / 3 to 4:30pm
UGA Wesley Foundation (Bob’s office) – 1196 S Lumpkin St., Athens 30605

This weekly gathering is for those who lead Campus Ministries at UGA to come together to share life and ministry, to dive to the Word together and to pray for and with each other. Please pray for those who lead these ministries at UGA.

Thursday Prayer Calls
Thursdays / 4 to 4:30pm
Dial 720-835-5456 – when prompted enter PIN 55787

All are invited to join a weekly prayer call for the purpose of praying Athens College of Ministry forward. Thank you for contending with ACM for the full realization of our vision!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond Every morning at 8am. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazing and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Coming up…

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, March 26, May 28, July 30, Sept 24, Nov 19 / 10am to noon
Venues – not yet determined

Combined Churches Good Friday Services
Friday, April 10 / evening
Venue – not yet determined

For more (and 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 out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

 

 

PrayUGA: a citywide prayer focus for awakening at UGA

Prayer Guide

Thank you for participating in PrayUGA. In 1 Timothy 3:1, Paul urges us to pray for everyone! PrayUGA is us doing just that, praying for every student at UGA. We will be praying for every single student at UGA (all 38,000+) three times over the three-week period of January 20 to February 9. You are asked to pray for 1/5 of your list each day, 5 days a week.  As you pray, lift up each student by name.  Please use this guide below as a starting point for each student. They may only be a name to you, but they are intimately known by Jesus. The Holy Spirit takes our crumbs of prayer and creates a feast of awesome answers to them (Psalm 65:5 – NLT). Know that your prayer in secret will make a huge difference in these students lives, and ultimately change the spiritual and physical atmosphere over UGA. Thank you!!!

By the way, even if you didn’t get a list of students, go ahead and make your own list of 40 UGA students that you know or are at your church and go for it. If you do it this way, please let us know at by sending an email to joinprayuga@gmail.com.

Invite Holy Spirit to help you pray

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26 NLT)

As you start praying each day, invite the Holy Spirit to help you pray for your students. You may not know what your students need, but the Holy Spirit is a great prayer partner and will not only help you pray but will join you in praying for them.

Removing the veil

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 NIV)

Pray that whatever has kept this student from hearing and understanding the Gospel would be removed. Pray for a grace over them to hear and respond to the Gospel.

Salvation

“This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT)

Many people are saved in response to the prayers of others. Pray for the salvation of each student on your list.

Grafted into the Body

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT)

Pray that your students would be deeply rooted in a local church and campus ministry where they can grow as followers of Jesus Christ.

Deeper knowledge of and intimacy with Jesus

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.” (Ephesians 1:17 NIV)

Please pray that your students would grow in depth of knowledge and intimacy with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Pray that they would step into a level of intimacy and abiding this year that they have never experienced before (John 15:1-10)

Hunger to draw near to God

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8a ESV)

Pray that God would pour out on your students a hunger to draw near to Him with sincere hearts full of faith (Hebrews 10:22).

Freedom

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NLT)

Please pray that your students would be set free from every form of addiction (i.e. drug, alcohol, pornography…), every fear, every place of shame or condemnation or anything else holding them back from being a wholehearted lover of Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit would untangle them from everything that hinders their growth (Hebrews 12:1-2) and give them the grace to walk in freedom.

Purity

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your word.” (Psalm 119:9 NIV)

Please pray that God would grant your students a grace and desire to walk in purity, even in the midst of the rampant perversion, immorality, lust and filth operating at UGA. Pray that they would yearn to see God over being soiled by the world (Matthew 5:8, James 1:27, Job 31:1).

Filled with the Holy Spirit

“Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Ephesians 5:18 NLT)

Ask God to fill your students with the Holy Spirit to be able to walk in the freedom He has provided them. Ask that they would experientially know the power that is working within them, that same power that rose Christ from the grave (Ephesians 1:19-20).

Worship

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe.  For our God is a devouring fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29 NLT)

Pray that your students would have revelation of who God is and become deep authentic, heartfelt, life-changing worshipers. Pray that they would truly worship God in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Endurance

“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:13 NLT)

Ask God to grant your students a grace to stand firm in the battle, to endure hardship as soldiers (2 Timothy 2:3) and learn how to resist temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Hearing the Gospel

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15b NIV)

Ask God to bring other students their way who would present the Gospel to them in a manner that grips them and sticks to them. And when they become believers, ask God to give them boldness to share their faith.

Thank God for what He is going to do!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20 NLT)

As you wrap praying for your students each day, thank God for hearing and answering your prayer, beyond what you have asked or even imagined, for His glory!

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For the shorter weekly focus version of this please go to prayuga.com

Prayer Opportunities in January 2020

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people.
Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf,
and give thanks for them.
Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority…”

1 Timothy 2:1-2a (NLT)

This is a pretty strong statement! The Apostle Paul is “urging” Timothy to teach people to pray, and not just pray, but pray for “all people” including those in authority. To urge means to insist on, exert driving or impelling force, to assert with earnestness, to persuade, to impel… I think you get my point! Paul is calling us to pray for folks we don’t know, and perhaps, don’t even like! As we press into 2020, please pray for “all people”, which includes your President (whether you like him or not!). This is going to be an intense year, but we the church need to lead the way in grace, honor, love and unity. Instead of cursing and tearing down people you don’t like, pray for them. In fact, praying for all people requires us to step out of our comfort zone and community to include others not like us, and perhaps don’t even like us! Paul requires this because our prayers make a difference!

Here are some great opportunities to start the year off strong by joining with others in praying for “all people” in our city. We have some special opportunities to literally pray for every student at UGA and thousands of Middle & High School students coming to The Mix.

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, January 4 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad St. and College Ave.

In January, we will continue our prayer walking at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to completely and powerfully do His will in Athens in 2020. Every prayer walk is awesomely beautiful, and always uniquely amazing. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us somewhere in-between, you are so welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for an open heaven over UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

The Mix 2020 Prayer Watch (team signups open)
Sunday, January 5 / midnight
See below for details and link

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 8 / 9 to 10am
Green Acres Baptist – 2085 S Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens 30605

The unity that God has established in Athens is a beautiful thing. On the second Wednesday of each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Please use this opportunity to pray for the pastors in our city! Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has already established in Athens. Please pray for your pastor. Ask God to abundantly bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these pastors of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly in this new year. Ask God to prepare all these leaders for what He is about to do in our city!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 9 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

Normally we meet on the first Thursday of the month, but for this month we moved it to the second. We will dive right into praying for each other, for the Middle & High School ministries/campuses across Athens, as well as The Mix (for more details on The Mix see below). Please join us in praying for all those who minister to the youth of our city, starting with the ones at your church!

New Year New Heart – 20/20 Vision
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 9am to 5pm
Cornerstone Church – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Cost: $35 – includes lunch
To register – https://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/?blm_aid=20059

Registration is still open for the 7th annual prayer conference, New Year – New Heart! This year’s conference theme is 20/20 Vision and will be exploring together Ephesians 1:18, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” 

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, January 13 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

Though this is not a closed group, it is definitely not for everyone! It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. This is a very strategic monthly calling together of intercessors from across Athens to hear what God is saying and showing them, and to pray for each other. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls, and our unity is vitally important as we move into 2020. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 15 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone Church – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

On the third Wednesday of each month many of those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city come together to share life and pray for each other. Groups provide the best context for community and life to happen. Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His open heaven over every group that meets in Jesus’ Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 16 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd., Watkinsville 30677

The leaders who “run” churches are usually hidden doing their work behind the scenes. Every month on the third Thursday come together from across Athens to share and pray for and with each other each. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across our city. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for an open heaven over their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Kids Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 16 / 10 to 11am
Venue – yet to be determined

Those to lead the children’s ministries in churches across Athens come together each month to connect, share resources, and pray together. Please pray for these important volunteers and staff members who invest in our children, starting with those at your church!

PrayUGA
January 20 – February 9, 2020
Across Athens & beyond

Over a three week period, we will be praying for the 38,000 students at UGA, three times! We are looking for 1000 people who would be willing to be assigned approximately 38 names (depending on how many people sign up to pray), and would pray for 8 different students for five days a week for 10 to 15 minutes for three weeks. A prayer guide will be included. Please be praying that the word of this prayer opportunity would get out across our city to praying people and God would raise up the 1000 pray-ers. Would you be willing to be one of the 1000 praying folks needed for this crazy amazing opportunity? Just think about what God is going to do because of it! Signups begin on January 6 for the January 20 start date. More details coming very soon!!!

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, January 24 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, praying together for important issues in the Middle East. There are often reports from missionaries who are there in the Middle East that helps direct laser focused prayer. Please join us as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. If you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East.

 Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, January 30 / 10am to noon
Venue – not yet determined

Every two months Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. It has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and expand what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us even a greater grace to honor and love one another as we press in with each other and look for practical ways to walk it out in Athens.

40 Days of Prayer for The Mix
February 1 to March 1
Across Athens & beyond

For 30 days prior to and during, then 10 days following The Mix we will be saturating this awesome gathering with prayer. Each day a different prayer text will be sent out with a specific focus to be praying for regarding The Mix. These will also be posted on the APN Facebook page. Please join our army of praying people covering this year’s amazing student gathering. To sign up to receive these directly to your phone will be coming out next month.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Campus Prayer
Mondays, January 13 & 27 / 12:15 to 1:15pm
UGA Tate Center – room 480

This weekly gathering is for UGA students and others from various local churches and campus ministries, who interested in joining together to pray for Awakening at UGA. Come for as little as you’re able or for the whole time (we understand jobs and classes).

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Mondays, January 13 & 27 / 3 to 4:30pm
UGA Wesley Foundation (Bob’s office) – 1196 S Lumpkin St., Athens 30605

This weekly gathering is for those who lead Campus Ministries at UGA to come together to share life and ministry, to dive to the Word together and to pray for and with each other. Please pray for those who lead these ministries at UGA.

Thursday Prayer Calls
Thursdays / 4 to 4:30pm
Dial 720-835-5456 – when prompted enter PIN 55787

All are invited to join a weekly prayer call for the purpose of praying Athens College of Ministry forward. Thank you for contending with ACM for the full realization of our vision!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond Every morning at 8am,. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazing and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Coming up…

The Mix 2020
February 28-29, 2020
The Classic Center

We will be providing the prayer coverage over The Mix 2020. This year is going to be epic! Each student ministry coming is asked to sign up for a ONE HOUR slot to pray for the thousands of Middle School and High School students from Athens that will be a part of this crazy amazing gathering. We’ll be looking for prayer assistants who would commit to a THREE HOUR slot. And anyone who wants to pray for the students can come at any time during those 36 hours! Definitely mark your calendar and plan to join us whether as a Prayer Assistant, or a part of one of the teams grabbing a ONE HOUR slot or simply coming for as much as you can! Please be praying for this important gathering NOW. If you are interested in being a Prayer Assistant, please let me know. If you’d like to sign up your church for a ONE HOUR slot (you’ll be responsible for facilitating it with your congregation so be sure to connect with the Student Pastor at your church) please go to The Mix 2020 – Prayer Sign Up sheet at https://www.slottr.com/sheets/18248373 (opens January 5).

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, March 26, May 28, July 30, Sept 24, Nov 19 / 10am to noon
Venues – not yet determined

For more (and 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 out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

 

Prayer Opportunities in December 2019.

“And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.”
1 John 5:14-15 (NLT)

Prayer is not simply a wish or even a hope. Prayer is a confident interaction with a God who passionately loves us, is listening and is thrilled to respond to us. God is pleased with our confidence, because confidence expresses our faith and is all about trust. When we pray, our confidence is in the fact that our God is faithful, He listens and He responds to every request that pleases Him, that are according to His will. When you pray, pray with confidence, and even when there is a delay don’t lose your confidence. I prayed 25 years, every day for my dad, until he finally surrendered his life to the Lord. I totally believe that had I not prayed, my dad would not be in heaven right now. So, pray with confidence and don’t stop until the answer comes.

Here are some great opportunities to join with others in praying “with confidence” for our city. Please note… Campus Prayer, Campus Ministry Directors, and Student Pastors will not be meeting in December. They will recommence in January.

Student Pastors Lunch for The Mix
Thursday, December 5 / 11:30am to 1pm
UGA BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) – 450 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605

In lieu of our regular Student Pastors Prayer Gathering this month we will be meeting over lunch to discuss, prepare for and pray over The Mix. Please be praying with us for a powerful move of God at The Mix this coming year. We will once again be saturating it with prayer. Each church that is coming to The Mix is asked to grab a ONE HOUR slot in The Mix Prayer Room during the 36 hour prayer watch on February 28 or 29, to pray for their students at The Mix. Be praying for the students at your church to sign up and to be inviting their friends (especially those who are unchurched) to come to this amazing weekend at The Classic Center.

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, December 7 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad St. and College Ave.

In December we will prayer walking at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. Every prayer walk is amazing, and always beautifully unique. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or somewhere in-between, you are so welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for an open heaven over UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, December 9 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is a monthly calling together the intercessors of Athens. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls, and our unity is vitally important. This is not a closed group, though it is definitely not for everyone. It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or pretty new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 11 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd., Watkinsville 30677

Unity is a beautiful thing, and this group of senior pastors is an expression of the unity that God is expanding in Athens. On the second Wednesday of each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among these pastors. Please pray for your pastor, perhaps even while we are meeting. Ask God to tremendously bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly. Ask God to prepare all these leaders for what He is about to do in our city! And ask God for an open heaven over each of these pastors in our city!!!

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, December 13 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, focusing prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are there in the Middle East, to help direct laser focused prayer. Please join in as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. Even if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East. Ask for God’s more, for the Middle East!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 18 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

On the third Wednesday of each month many of those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city come together to share life and pray for each other. Life happens best in community and small groups provide that context! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His open heaven over this essential ministry in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, December 19 / 9 to 10am
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

The leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other each month. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for an open heaven over their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Thursday Prayer Calls
Thursdays / 4 to 4:30pm
Dial 720-835-5456 – when prompted enter PIN 55787

All are invited to join a weekly prayer call for the purpose of praying Athens College of Ministry forward. Thank you for contending with ACM for the full realization of their vision!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond Every morning at 8am,. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazing and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Coming up…

New Year New Heart – 20/20 Vision
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 9am to 5pm
Cornerstone Church
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Registration is now open for the 7th annual prayer conference, New Year – New Heart! This year’s conference theme is 20/20 Vision and will be exploring together Ephesians 1:18, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…”To register for NYNH20… https://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/?blm_aid=20059

PrayUGA
January 19 – February 9, 2020
Across Athens & beyond

Over a three week period, we will be praying for the 38,000 students at UGA, three times! We’ll be looking for 1000 people who would be willing to be assigned 38 names, and would pray for 8 different students for five days a week for 10 to 15 minutes. A prayer guide will be available. Please be praying that the word would get out across our city. Would you be willing to be one of the 1000 praying folks needed for this opportunity? Be watching for more details!!!

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, January 30 / 10am to noon
Venue – not yet determined

Every two months Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. It has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and finish what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us a greater grace as we press in with each other and look for ways to honor one another and walk out our unity in 2020.

The Mix 2020
February 28-29, 2020
The Classic Center

We will be providing the prayer coverage over The Mix 2020. Each student ministry coming is asked to sign up for a ONE HOUR slot to pray for the thousands of Middle School and High School students from Athens that will be a part of this crazy amazing gathering. We’ll be looking for prayer assistants who would commit to a THREE HOUR slot. And anyone who wants to pray for the students can come at any time during those 36 hours! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us whether as a Prayer Assistant, or a part of one of the teams grabbing a ONE HOUR slot or simply coming for as much as you can! Please be praying for this important gathering NOW.

For more (and 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 out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

Prayer Guide for Nonprofits in Athens

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it for Me.” Matthew 25:40 ESV

There are a number of great nonprofits in Athens who are doing amazing things to make a difference in our city. From a pregnancy center to shelters and ministries to homeless and needy, to recovery ministries, and much more… God has called folks to go after the last, the lost and the least! This month we are focusing prayer on different nonprofits in our city. I realize this is a huge, long list. And I could have included more! Please don’t be deterred by it. Instead skim over it and read wherever the Lord would grab your attention. Then use this as fuel for your prayers. Some don’t have any specific prayer points. For these (and actually for all of them) pray as the Holy Spirit leads you! Feel free to explore their websites for more prayer fuel! May the Lord stir you to stand with some of the very amazing works going on in our city!!!

Btw, we are posting a different one each day on our Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

Action Incorporated
Our Mission:
To help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve their greatest potential.

Primarily, our goals are to help individuals break the barriers they experience and which hinder their ability to successfully move forward. We have found that poverty is an overall state that has many, many factors creating this situation such as lack of affordable childcare, transportation issues, lack of training and education opportunities, and a history that has included choices that have led to incarceration, drug abuse, etc. Also, while there are extenuating circumstances involved, the greatest is the lack of a support system, low self-esteem or self-confidence, and the belief in the ability that success can truly be a reality.

Prayer points:
* Pray for our employees to maintain the commitment and heart for our Mission and, especially, individuals in the greatest need.
* Pray for ACTION to be able to expand our services in terms of both program expansion and the number of individuals with whom we work.
* Pray for there to be more awareness of ACTION and our Mission, including how we have changed over the past eight years.

Point person: Lisa Gautreaux – lgautreaux@actionincorporated.org

For more info: https://actionathens.org/


Action Ministries
Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. We envision communities throughout Georgia where passionate volunteers serve their neighbors in need together, ending hunger, ending homelessness, and bridging achievement gaps.

Prayer points:
* Pray for all the needs and demands that Actions Ministries have as they face helping folks over the coming winter months.
* Pray for their End Hunger program that is going on right now
* Pray for the staff and volunteers as they serve those in need in our community.

Contact person: Katie Phillips – kphillips@actionministries.net

For more info: https://actionministries.net/


The Ark
The Ark provides emergency financial assistance, financial education, and asset building programs to low income working families when they are faced with an unexpected financial crisis. It is our vision to provide help, hope, understanding, and advocacy for our neighbors in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency and stability. The Ark is a safety net for Athens-Clarke county area residents who are just able to make ends meet until an unexpected job loss (through no fault or decision of their own), reductions of hours, or unexpected medical or auto expense puts them in danger of being evicted and /or losing utilities.

Contact person: Lucy Hudgens – arkumoc@msn.com

For more info: https://www.athensark.org/


Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Athens Area Homeless Shelter provides collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families working toward sustainable independence.

Prayer points:
* Ask God to give those at Athens Area Homeless Shelter everything they need during this season to effectively do what they have set out to do! Ask God to bless the staff and volunteers. Ask God to bless their many programs over these coming weeks.
* Pray for the homeless, poor and hungry people in Athens. Ask God to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Pray also that God will give them the strength and ‘will power’ to find the support mechanisms (such as AAHS) they need.

Contact person: Shea Post – director@helpathenshomeless.org

For more info: https://www.helpathenshomeless.org/


Athens Community Council on Aging
At the Athens Community Council on Aging, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to age well. Our programs and services ensure that older adults have access to basic needs such as food and transportation and opportunities for personal fulfillment achieved through social connections, life-long learning and meaningful contributions to the community. With more than 50 years of experience, ACCA is an essential resource to help people navigate and celebrate life’s second half.

ACCA’s Mission Statement:
To promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support.

Prayer points:
* Pray for the older adults that we serve.
* Pray for the families who are caring for them.
* And for a community to provide the resources needed for them to live safe, healthy and independent lives.

Contact person: Ellen Everitt (Volunteer Coordinator): Eeveritt@accaging.org or 706-549-4850

For more info: https://www.accaging.org/


Athens Land Trust
Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers and sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use.

Contact person: Heather Benham – heather@athenslandtrust.org

For more info: https://athenslandtrust.org/


Athens Pregnancy Center
More than anything, we appreciate & need prayers. APC is completing our first year of independence after operating under Prince Avenue Baptist Church for 30 years. As a result, we are pleased to report that in the midst of much change, the organization is thriving. Primarily, this is due to God’s people being intensely unified in our passion for Jesus & Life!

Our vision is to encourage our community to choose sexual integrity, to value life, and to see lives transformed through the gospel.

Our mission is to be a lifeline for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by offering emotional, spiritual, social, medical and physical support while advocating for life. We provide resources regarding pregnancy options, healthy pregnancy and childbirth, parent education and post-abortion care.

APC provides free medical services for the initial pregnancy diagnosis through options education including abortion, adoption and parenting. APC does not refer for or do abortions. Support services are offered internally and referred, as appropriate, based on her choice.

Prayer points:
* Pray for more girls/women in our community who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy to make/follow through with appointments
* Pray for men/women who choose to parent to have receptive hearts to the teaching they receive about parenting
* For God’s protection to remain over APC as the cultural environment is intensifying in regards to life

Volunteer Inquiries: info@athenspregnancycenter.org or 678-753-3180

For more info: https://athenspregnancycenter.org/


Athens YMCA
The Mission of Athens YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Contact person: Tammy Langford – tammy@athensymca.org

For more info: https://athensymca.org/


Bethel Haven
Mission:
Bethel Haven counsels a hurting community by giving help, hope & healing.

Vision:
A world where every person seeks counseling as a meaningful part of emotional health.

History:
Bethel Haven is a Christian non-profit started in 2007 by one woman who saw a need for a ministry of counseling to care for the hurting and broken. The vision began with counseling just a few children. Just as a tree, the branches of Bethel Haven have grown. Bethel Haven now provides counseling to over 120 individuals of all ages and needs: premarital and marriage counseling, grief and trauma, play and equine therapy and support for the entire family unit.

Bethel Haven also provides counseling to other non-profit agency clients such as Downtown Academy, Mercy Health Center and Extra Special People.

Who we serve:
Bethel Haven serves all of our community in an effort to make counseling affordable.

It costs Bethel Haven $93 per session and 67 percent of our clients pay $35 or less per session. These clients many times call us in a hopeless place because they have called other counseling offices and are not able to afford session fees. We are honored to work with our clients to find a fee that works for their budget.

Prayer points:
* Pray for wisdom in the timing and of pace of growth for Bethel Haven. Our offices are full, so we need wisdom to navigate and expand into the future.
* Pray that we find ways to break down barriers of why people do not pursue/talk about counseling and how much it is needed for physical, and relational health.
* Pray that the community would understand and that BH learns to communicate that even though someone can not physically volunteer their time to help that their dollars are having significant impact. No matter the amount.

Contact person: Jackie Jones – jjones@bethelhaven.net

For more info: http://www.bethelhaven.net/


Bigger Vision of Athens
The mission of Bigger Vision is to provide a safe and comfortable place for those in homelessness in Athens, Georgia, as they navigate the path towards sustainable housing.

Prayer points:
* Pray that Bigger Vision would operate exclusively in line with God’s plan for those experiencing homelessness in the Athens area
* Pray that God would show favor on this ministry that we may do more
* Pray God would bring God-fearing men and women to Bigger Vision’s board of directors to better guide and direct this ministry for the glory of God

Contact person: Andrew Wilkin – director@bvoa.org

For more info: http://www.biggervisionofathens.org/


Books For Keeps
Books for Keeps works to improve children’s reading achievement by addressing barriers related to the accessibility and appeal of reading material. We give books to children whose reading opportunities outside of school might be otherwise limited due to geography, income, or other factors.

Contact person: Leslie Hale – leslie@booksforkeeps.org

For more info: http://booksforkeeps.org/


Brightpaths
Our mission:
Brightpaths (formerly known as Prevent Child Abuse Athens) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in all of its forms through education, support and public awareness. We serve families in Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties.

What we do:
All new parents can use some support, so the programs at Brightpaths range based on the need of the family. All services are free and voluntary for families. 1. First Steps is our universal support program that visits new parents at the hospitals in Athens and provides information and links to resources available in the community. 2. Our Healthy Families program is a home visitation (in-home education) provided to families during the first 5 years to help make sure that the child is ready for school. The home visitors meet with the parent(s) one on one and provide information, activities, support, encouragement, assist with achieving their goals, help navigate services, etc. 3. Our other program is our parenting support classes. These classes are offered to other agencies, to churches, and to the community and consist of 10 weeks of parenting support/education. All services/programs are offered in English and Spanish.

Prayer points:
* Pray that families would be receptive to services.
* Pray that families would have the support they need to be successful.
* Pray for the safety for our staff as they travel to individual homes around 5 counties.

Point person: Jennifer Henderson – jhenderson@pcaathens.org

For more info: https://brightpathsathens.org/


Butterfly Dreams Farm
Our mission at Butterfly Dreams Farm is partnering with horses to empower and serve the community through equine-assisted therapy. (We provide hippotherapy and therapeutic riding to children and adults with special needs.)

Prayer points:
* Pray for healing of our riders
* Pray for the strength for our parents
* Give thanks for the support of the community

Contact person: Benita Nelson – benitadnelson@gmail.com

For more info: https://butterflydreamsfarm.org/


The Campus Kitchen at UGA
The Campus Kitchen at UGA is the student-powered hunger relief program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning. We exist to spotlight sustainable solutions to hunger and food waste and to showcase a mutually beneficial university-community partnership.

Campus Kitchen runs a weekly food recovery and redistribution enterprise led by UGA student volunteers. Student leaders and volunteers together transform unused food from grocery stores and farms into meals and groceries that are delivered to older adults and human service agencies in Athens, Georgia.

Contact person: Brad Turner – ckuga@uga.edu

For more info: https://www.ckuga.org/


Chosen For Life Ministries
The mission of Chosen for Life is to help churches, communities, and families care well for foster and adopted children. The vision is that everyone will find their role in caring for foster, adopted, and vulnerable children.

Prayer points:
* Pray for the children currently without the safety and care of a loving home.
* Pray for the foster families in our community as these families continue to care for children from our community.
* Pray for families currently going through the process to adopt, as they navigate the coming transitions for their family.

Contact person: Anna Bearden – abearden@chosenforlifeministries.org

For more info: http://chosenforlifeministries.org/


City of Hope Athens
Bringing Hope to Athens

Vision & Mission:
Bringing hope to those who feel there is no way up or out by meeting:
❖ Physical needs of food, clothing, and job training
❖ Emotional needs by showing people they are valued, loved, and important
❖ Spiritual needs by sharing the hope of Jesus
❖ Empower and enable men and women to make a better life for themselves
❖ Show children that there is a bright and better future for them

Bringing relief to the needy and the homeless by:
❖ Providing meals for the homeless
❖ Providing warm clothing for the homeless
❖ Providing meals for school children during school breaks

Prayer points:
* Wisdom and insight to continue to serve the overlooked and ignored in Athens.
* Van – we are in desperate need of a cargo van for the distribution of food and clothing to the schools and on the streets of Athens.

Contact person: Geoff Rushing – cityofhopeathens@gmail.com

For more info: www.cityofhopeathens.org


Downtown Academy
Downtown Academy provides an excellent and rigorous, Christ-centered education that instill knowledge, character, and purpose.

Vision: what we hope to see
Downtown Academy serves as a division of Downtown Ministries, which seeks to bring personal, family and community renewal by reaching Athens youth and their families with the Christian gospel and equipping them for a life of meaning, purpose and joy.

Prayer points:
* Pray for academic, spiritual, and emotional growth of our children that brings hope grounded in the confidence that they are image-bearers of The Almighty.
* Pray that the Spirit’s work through Downtown Academy will have a deep and lasting impact on the children, their families, and the city of Athens.
* Pray that we will develop authentic and enduring relationships with the families we serve.

Contact person: Patrick Ennis – Patrickennis@downtownacademy.org
706-353-8996 (work) or 706-380-9595 (cell)

For more info: https://downtownacademy.org/


Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Contact person: Arya A. – volunteers@foodbanknega.org

For more info: https://foodbanknega.org/


Mercy Health Center
Through a community of volunteers, Mercy provides quality, whole-person healthcare in a Christ-centered environment to our underserved neighbors. Mercy has been providing FREE Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Health Education to the low-income uninsured of Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe & Oconee counties for more than 17 years. We are able to carry out our mission and serve almost 3,000 patients with the help of more than 700 volunteers and generous donations.

Contact person: Angie Johnson – angie@mercyhealthcenter.net

For more info: https://mercyhealthcenter.net/


Potter’s House
The Mission of The Potter’s House is solving relational poverty and building community. “We are helping to end addiction through relationships, one friend at a time.”

Main prayer point:
Please pray that each person that comes here for help can find fulfillment in Christ and has the courage to continue their recovery.

Contact person: Wes Wood – wes.wood@atlantamission.org
Manager of Partnerships – The Potter’s House
Atlanta Mission, 655 Potter House Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549
Office: 706.354.5561

For more info: https://atlantamission.org/


Salvation Army
The work of The Salvation Army in Athens, GA is a proud tradition of serving the community in Christ Jesus name, and we look forward to breaking new ground spiritually as well as physically for the Kingdom of God. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Contact person: Erik Henry – erik.henry@uss.salvationarmy.org

For more info: https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/athens/

Prayer Opportunities in November 2019.

“As Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens opened
and He saw the Spirit of God descending…”
Matthew 3:16 (NLT)

Open heavens represent seasons when God moves in special and tangible ways among people. We see Isaiah crying out for God to rend (open) the heavens and come down to earth to do awesome things (Isaiah 64:1-4).

At Jesus’ baptism, the moment He came up out of the water, the heavens opened up, the Holy Spirit came upon Him in the form of a dove, and the Father voice was heard from heaven saying, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:16-17). Ezekiel said that he was among the exiles by the River Kebar and the heavens opened up and he saw visions of God (Ezekiel 1:1-4). John, the beloved Apostle, saw a door open in heaven, then heard God’s voice and suddenly was ushered before the throne of God (Revelation 4:1-2). Jacob had a dream of an open heaven. He saw a ladder with angels ascending and descending and the LORD standing there speaking to him. When Jacob awoke he proclaimed God is in this place (Genesis 28:12-17).

An open heaven is God’s manifest presence being revealed. It is literally heaven opening up to us on earth. Historically, in times of revival there is an open heaven, a sense of God’s manifest presence coming down in a tangible way bringing conviction of sin, intensifying a fear of God, drawing people to understand and respond to the Gospel and releasing miracles and revelation. Open heavens can happen over people, churches, cities and over entire geographical regions.

Join me in crying out for God to open up heaven over Athens, over His church here and over each one of our lives!

Here are some great opportunities to pray for an open heaven with others across Athens for our city.

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, November 2 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad St. and College Ave.

Again in November we will hit the pavement at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. Every prayer walk is amazing, and always beautifully unique. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or somewhere in-between, you are so welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for an open heaven over UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 7 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd., Watkinsville 30677

On the first Thursday of each month Student Pastors meet up to pray with and for each other. Please pray for the Student Pastors and the student ministries across Athens. Pray for all of these Student Pastors – for their spiritual wellbeing, passion, faith and wisdom to lead their ministry. Pray for all the volunteers, interns and staff working with Middle School through High School students in Athens. Pray for the students – for conviction and passion of faith, for godly friends and boldness to make good decisions. Pray for momentum and traction for each Student ministry. Please pray for us as we prepare for The Mix20. And pray for revival on every campus across Athens and the greater Athens area! Ask an open heaven over every student ministry and campus across our city!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, November 11 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is a timely monthly calling together of intercessors from across Athens. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls, and our unity is vitally important. This is not a closed group, though it is definitely not for everyone. It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or pretty new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 13 / 9 to 10am
Tweed Recording Studio – 160 E Washington St., Athens 30601

Unity is a beautiful thing, and this group of senior pastors is an expression of the unity that God is expanding in Athens. On the second Wednesday of each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among these pastors. Please pray for your pastor, perhaps even while we are meeting. Ask God to tremendously bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly. Ask God to prepare all these leaders for what He is about to do in our city! And ask God for an open heaven over each of these pastors in our city!!!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 20 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

On the third Wednesday of each month many of those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city come together to share life and pray for each other. Life happens best in community and small groups provide that context! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His open heaven over this essential ministry in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 21 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

The leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other each month. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for an open heaven over their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Kid’s Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 21 / 10 to 11am
Watkinsville Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville 30677

Each month those who lead children’s ministries across Athens come together at a different venue to sharpen each other through sharing life, resources and prayer. Please pray for these pastors, directors and volunteers who lead the various kid’s ministries in our city. And if you’re one of them, please join us if you’re able!!! This month we’ll be at WFBC in the “Watkidsville Building.” If you have any questions contact Erin Murray at erin@lifechurchofathens.com or 706-318-3697.

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, November 21 / 10am to noon
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

Every two months Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. It has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and finish what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us even a greater grace as we press in with each other and look for ways to walk it out in Athens.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, November 22 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, focusing prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are there in the Middle East, to help direct laser focused prayer. Please join in as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. Even if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East. Ask for God’s more, for the Middle East!

Ongoing and inspirational…

Campus Prayer
Monday, November 4, 11, 18, & 25 / noon to 1pm
UGA Tate – room 480

Every week (during the school year) UGA students and others to come together from various ministries and local churches to pray on campus for each other and for revival. These are pretty powerful times of prayer! Please join us for some or all of this gathering each Monday at noon. Join us in crying out for an open heaven over UGA!

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Monday, November 4, 11, & 18 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St., Athens 30605

The directors of many of the campus ministries at UGA come together every week during the school year, to pray, and share life. This semester we are reading and praying through the book of Ephesians together. This is a crazy awesome opportunity for us to build unity and stand with each other as we fight the good fight for the kingdom of God on our campus. Please pray for these campus leaders as they catch the wave that the Holy Spirit is stirring up on the campus. Ask God to grant them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus better! Ask for an open heaven over every campus ministry that you know of!

Thursday Prayer Calls
Thursdays / 4 to 4:30pm
Dial 720-835-5456 – when prompted enter PIN 55787

All are invited to join a weekly prayer call for the purpose of praying Athens College of Ministry forward. Thank you for contending with ACM for the full realization of our vision!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Every morning at 8am, these Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazing and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

 Coming up…

New Year New Heart – 20/20 Vision
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 9am to 5pm
Cornerstone Church
Cost: $35, includes lunch

Registration is now open for the 7th annual prayer conference, New Year – New Heart! This year’s conference theme is 20/20 Vision and will be exploring together Ephesians 1:18, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” To register… https://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/?blm_aid=20059

The Mix 2020
February 28-29, 2020
The Classic Center

We will be providing the prayer coverage over The Mix 2020. Each student ministry coming will be asked to sign up for a ONE HOUR slot to pray for the up to 3000 Middle School and High School students from Athens that we are hoping to be a part of this crazy amazing gathering. We’ll be looking for prayer assistants who would commit to a THREE HOUR slot. And anyone who wants to pray for the students can come at any time during those 36 hours! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us whether as a Prayer Assistant, or a part of one of the teams grabbing a One Hour Slot or simply coming for as much as you can! Please begin praying now for this important gathering.

For more (and 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 out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

 

 

Prayer Opportunities in October 2019.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us…”
Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
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Are you asking for the MORE OF GOD? Paul is saying here that we can never ask God for more than He is able to do. In fact, we can’t even imagine what He can, or even wants to do. But still He desires us to ask. Earlier Paul says that through Christ we can approach God with confidence and freedom (3:12). In the above passage, Paul says that God is able to do all this through us, because His power is already working in us (Ephesians 1:19-20). Get that, we already have it. Cry out for God to allow His power, that same power that rose Christ from the grave, to flow through you, your church and the churches across our city! God is going to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or imagine in Athens!

So, this month, please ask God for more… more of Him, more of His presence, more of His peace, more of His glory, more of His power to flow through His church in Athens in October!

While you’re at it, here are some great opportunities to pray for “the more of God” with others across Athens for our city.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 3 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606

Student Pastors meet up to pray with and for each other on the first Thursday of each month. Please join us in prayer as we press into this season. Pray for all of these Student Pastors – for their spiritual wellbeing, passion, faith and wisdom to lead their ministry. Pray for all the volunteers, interns and staff working with Middle School through High School students in Athens. Pray for the students – for conviction and passion of faith, for godly friends and boldness to make good decisions. Pray for momentum and traction for each Student ministry. Please pray for us as we begin to prepare for The Mix20. And pray for revival on every campus across Athens and the greater Athens area! Ask for the more of God in the student ministries across our city!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, October 5 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad St and College Ave

Again in October we will hit the pavement at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. Every prayer walk is beautifully unique, and always amazing. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. So, whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us, somewhere in-between, you are totally welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond. This is a great opportunity to cry out for the more of God at UGA!

Jesus at the Door
Saturday, October 5 / 9:30am to 4pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605

This is a very important day of equipping in outreach. The Awakening Church is hosting an all-day training experience at Living Hope. The guest speaker/equipper is Scott McNamara. Registration is free. Please pray about this important training event (and consider joining us if you’re able)!!! Pray that God would mobilize His church to share the gospel with love, power and boldness! For tickets or more info please visit… www.theawakeningathens.org/jesusatthedoor or https://www.facebook.com/TheAwakeningAthens/.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, October 7 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is a crucial monthly calling together of intercessors from across Athens. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls, and our unity is vitally important. Though this is not a closed group, it is definitely not for everyone. It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or pretty new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 9 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens 30607

Unity is a beautiful thing, and this group of senior pastors is an expression of the unity that God continues to expand in Athens. Each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Please take this opportunity to pray for your pastor, perhaps even while we are meeting, from wherever you are at. Ask God to tremendously bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among these pastors. Ask God to meet each of these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly. Ask God to prepare all these leaders for what He is about to do in our city! And ask God for His more in each of these pastors lives!!!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 16 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Classic City Church Ministry Center –386 N Milledge Ave, Athens 30601

This monthly gathering is for those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city. Life happens best in community and small groups provide that context! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His more over this essential ministry in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 17 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606

The leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other each month. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for His more in their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Awaken the Dawn Athens
October 17 – 19 / Thursday 6pm to Saturday 8pm
Lot between Cali N Tito’s & Chabad – Lumpkin Ave

Tent America is coming to Athens! Twenty-five teams will be taking two-hour slots for a combined total of fifty hours of nonstop worship, prayer and reading of the word of God over Athens. And Athens is just one of hundreds of locations around the USA that will be occurring simultaneously, mostly in tents. Starts Thursday at 6pm and concludes Saturday at 8pm. You are welcome to come at any time during these 50 hours whether you’re on a team or not! If you’re interested in signing up a team or as an individual (prayer leader, worship leader, and scripture reader) go to …

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAG5PwwjaUp9u9JX9onfZaa-s1fv0J1owHPym2pyIX-Ftl1A/viewform

For more details on how you can get involved in ATD Athens contact Brigitte at 770-380-9068 or atdathens@gmail.com.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, October 18 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, focusing prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are there in the Middle East, to help direct laser focused prayer. Please join in as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. Even if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East. Ask for God’s more, for the Middle East!

Kid’s Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 10 to 11am
Beech Haven Baptist Church – 2390 W Broad St, Athens 30606

Those who lead children’s ministries across Athens come together each month at a different venue to sharpen each other through sharing life, resources and prayer. Please pray for these pastors, directors and volunteers who lead the various kid’s ministries in our city. And if you’re one of them, please join us if you’re able!!! If you have any questions please contact Erin Murray at erin@lifechurchofathens.com or 706-318-3697.

Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 7 to 8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr, Athens 30605

Here’s an opportunity to receive prayer in a comfortable, confidential setting from trained prayer counsellors. Please join us and pass the word to anyone who would like to receive healing prayer. Everyone is welcome!!!

For God So Loved Athens
Friday evening and Saturday, October 25-26
Athens Church and across our city!

The For God so Loved Tour exists to inspire university students and young adults to have an active faith through service. This service based conference engages attendees through worship and teaching, then sends them into their local community to serve those in need. APN will be covering this strategic event in prayer!!! If you are interested in being on the intercessory prayer team for this conference please let me know.

For more info or to register for the conference… https://www.forgodsolovedtour.com/

Ongoing and inspirational…

Campus Prayer
Monday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 / noon to 1pm
UGA Tate – room 480

This weekly opportunity, called Campus Prayer, is for UGA students and others to come together from various ministries and local churches to pray on campus for each other and for revival. These are pretty powerful times of prayer! Please join us for some or all of this gathering every Monday at noon. Join us in praying for the more of God over UGA!

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Monday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens 30605

The directors of many of the campus ministries at UGA come together every week to pray, and share life. We are reading and praying through the book of Ephesians together. This is a powerful opportunity for us to build unity and stand with each other as we fight the good fight for the kingdom of God on our campus. Please pray for these campus leaders as they catch the wave that the Holy Spirit is stirring up on the campus. Ask God to grant them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus better! Ask for “God’s more” in the campus ministries that you know of!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered every morning (8am) to cell phones across Athens and beyond. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please simply text @athenspray to 81010. This is a crazy awesome and simple way to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Downtown Ministries Prayer Partners
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Downtown Ministries is looking for prayer partners who will stand with them before the Lord as they serve and reach out to inter-city youth in Athens. To sign up to receive a monthly email guide to Downtown Ministries prayer needs go to downtownministries.org.

Coming up…

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, November 21 / 10am to noon
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606

Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. We do this every two months, and have been doing it over the past three years now. It has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and finish what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us even a greater grace as we press in with each other. And please watch how it impacts our city.

For more (and up to date) stuff…
Most every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in September 2019.

“In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22 (ESV)

God is building His house, a place for Him to dwell, right here in our city. The unity between churches, ministries and pastors is increasing. We are blessed to be here for such a time as this. We are told that God esteems those who are humble, and contrite in spirit and trembles at His word (Isaiah 66:3). Unity, humility, hunger for God and His word, prayer and seeking His face… all these are ingredients for revival, AND all these are increasing in our city. Please don’t back off because of the busyness of the new school rhythm. Push into God like never before. We indeed are being prepared for God’s commanded blessing of unity (Psalm 133). Thanks for being a part of it!!!

Here are some great opportunities to pray with others across Athens, asking Him to increase and reveal His presence in our city.

By the way, every day we try to post something on the APN Facebook page. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points and prayer inspirations. It is definitely worth checking out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 5 / 9 to 10am
Life Church – 120 Ware St., Athens 30601

On the first Thursday of each month, Student Pastors meet up to pray with and for each other. Please join us in prayer as we launch into this Fall season and all that comes with it. Pray for all of these Student Pastors – for their spiritual wellbeing, passion, faith and wisdom to lead their ministry. Pray for all the volunteers, interns and staff working with students in Athens. Pray for the students – for conviction and passion of faith, for godly friends and boldness to make good decisions. Pray for momentum and traction for each Student ministry. And pray for revival on every campus across Athens and the greater Athens area!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, September 7 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

This month we will once again hit the pavement at UGA on the first Saturday. Our cry is for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. If you are in town and are able, please join in with other folks from across our city to ask God to do awesomely! Every prayer walk is pretty beautifully unique, and always amazing As this is a home game day, there will be lots of activity on the campus with tail gating and folks getting ready for the game! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us, somewhere in-between, you are totally welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, September 9 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is a crucial calling together of intercessors from across Athens. Though this is not a closed group, it is definitely not for everyone. It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or pretty new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, September 11 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington, Athens 30605

This group of senior pastors is a beautiful expression of the unity that God continues to expand in Athens. Every month we meet up to share our lives with each other. Please take this opportunity to pray for your pastor while we are meeting, from wherever you are at. Ask God to tremendously bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among these pastors. Ask God to meet each of these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly in this new season!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, September 18 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is a monthly gathering for those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city. It is true, life happens best in community and small groups provide just that! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Many groups ministries have just launched into the new season together. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people to be drawn into the right groups. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 19 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart 30622

Every month, the leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Evening of Worship & Prayer for the Nations
Friday, September 20 / 7pm
Prince Avenue Baptist – 3691 Monroe Highway, Bogart 30602

SEND Athens is hosting a night of worship and prayer for the nations. We’ll have the opportunity to pray for specific local churches and ministries in our area, for missionaries already sent out from Athens and for the international students God has brought to the area. There will be a station set up to pray for folks who are leaning toward pursuing mission at some point in the future. Please be praying right now that God would especially stir High School and College students to join in for this evening. And please, if you’re able, join us as we cry out together for God to use Athens to reach the nations. For more information check out… http://www.sendathens.com/events/worshipandprayernight or contact Todd Rice at 706-207-7273 or todd@cafe1040.com

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, September 26 / 10am to noon
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386N Milledge Ave., Athens 30601

Every two months Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. We have been meeting for this for over three years now, and it has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and finish what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us even a greater grace as we press on with each other and watch it impact our city.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, September 27 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others and focus prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are often reports from missionaries who are on the ground in the Middle East, to help direct laser focused prayer. Please join in as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. And if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Campus Prayer
Monday, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 / noon to 1pm
UGA Tate – room 480

Campus Prayer is a weekly opportunity for UGA students and others to come together from various ministries and local churches to pray on campus for each other and for revival. These are pretty powerful times of prayer! Please join us for some or all of this every Monday at noon gathering.

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Monday, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens 30605

The directors of the various campus ministries at UGA come together every week to pray, and share life. We are actually reading and praying through the book of Ephesians together. This is a powerful opportunity for us to build unity and stand with each other as we fight the good fight for the kingdom of God on our campus. Please pray for these campus leaders as they catch the wave that the Holy Spirit is stirring up on the campus. Ask God to grant them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus better!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Every morning these Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond. To get a taste of what these DPT’s look like, check out the APN Facebook page, as they are posted most days at noon. If you have not yet signed up for these prayer-focusing messages, please do so by texting @athenspray to 81010. This is a crazy awesome and simple way to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

Downtown Ministries Prayer Partners
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Downtown Ministries is looking for prayer partners who will stand with them before the Lord as they serve and reach out to inter-city youth in Athens. To sign up to receive a monthly email guide to Downtown Ministries prayer needs go to downtownministries.org.

Coming up…

Jesus at the Door
Saturday, October 5 / 9:30am to 4pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is an important day of equipping and training in outreach. The Awakening Church is hosting an all-day training experience at Living Hope. The guest speaker/equipper is Scott McNamara. Registration is free. Please begin to pray about this important training event (and consider joining us if you’re able)!!! Pray that God would mobilize His church to share the gospel with love, power and boldness! For tickets or more info please visit… www.theawakeningathens.org/jesusatthedoor or https://www.facebook.com/TheAwakeningAthens/.

Awaken the Dawn Athens
Thursday through Sunday, October 17 to 19 – 50 hours
Venue still to be determined

Twenty-five teams covering fifty hours of worship, prayer and scripture reading under a tent in a public place somewhere in Athens… That’s what Awaken the Dawn Athens is all about. ATD Athens is part of something God is doing simultaneously in hundreds of locations across the USA. For right now, please pray for the right location, for all the details connected to this and specifically for the twenty-five teams who will be signing up from various churches and ministries across our area to facilitate it.

Check out this video or their website to find out more… https://youtu.be/rDnP0Cw0Afk or
http://www.awakenthedawn.org/. For more details on how you can get involved in ATD Athens contact Brigitte at 770-380-9068 or atdathens@gmail.com

Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 7 to 8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

An opportunity to receive prayer is a comfortable, confidential setting from trained prayer counsellors. Please mark your calendar and pass the word to anyone who would like to receive healing prayer. Everyone is welcome!!!

For God So Loved Athens
Friday evening and Saturday, October 25-26
Athens Church and across our city!

The For God so Loved Tour exists to inspire university students and young adults to have an active faith through service. This service based conference engages attendees through worship and teaching, then sends them into their local community to serve those in need. We will be covering this strategic event in prayer!!! More details on that soon!

For more info or to register…  https://www.forgodsolovedtour.com/

 Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, November 21 / 10am to noon
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are often more prayer things happening in Athens than listed here. And some activities may change. To find out the latest please check out www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

 

Prayer Guide for Gaines

The whole purpose of the Pray for Gaines gathering is to stir prayer for Luther McDaniel, his staff, the school and the community connected to it. This gathering is not just about a lot of people coming together for an hour in August, but a kick off for prayer to continue through the year. Please feel free to print this up and use it well beyond this Saturday. And thank you for praying. Your prayers do make a difference, a tangible difference. Don’t let the critics fool you. King David once wrote, “You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior” (Psalm 65:5a – NLT). Let ask boldly for God to do awesome at Gaines Elementary School!

1. Pray for the physical and emotional safety of our children, teachers, and staff.
2. Pray that our children are able to learn and to close gaps that might exist in their foundational skills.
3. Pray that our children would develop confidence and competence.
4. Pray our children would be healed from trauma in their lives.
5. Pray for families to be engaged in the learning experiences of their children and for them to partner with Gaines Elementary in the pursuit of educational excellence.
6. Pray that the adults responsible for the care and education of children would fully commit themselves to this awesome responsibility.
7. Pray that children and adults would develop empathy and that it would be reflected in all of their interpersonal relationships on campus. Pray that God’s grace would abound throughout our school campus.
8. Pray that God’s favor would be experienced by the entire Gaines Elementary School community.
9. Pray that the entire Athens-Clarke County Community would support Gaines Elementary School through prayer, encouragement, and donations.
10. Pray for the salvation of the children at Gaines, their families and ultimately the community.
11. Pray for God’s presence and revival here. Invite the Holy Spirit to permeate throughout the campus!