Athens Prayer Opportunities – May 2022

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (NIV)

We are in a day where there is a great clash between darkness and light. It is a day where we must intentionally choose to walk in the Spirit, abiding in Christ and not giving into the lies and narrative of the flesh. Paul gives us some clear instructions on this as he tells us to be sincere in our love, hate what is evil, and cling to what is good (v9). He says to be devoted to one another in love and honor one another (v10). He continues saying to not allow our zeal to diminish but to stir up our spiritual fervor even more (v.11).  In this hour we need Holy Spirit empowerment to bear this good and godly fruit in our lives. May you be a person of joy no matter what things look like. A person of patience even in the challenges. And a person who does not stop praying! Your life and prayer really does make a difference!
 
Here are some ways to keep faithfully praying this month and beyond….  
 
938 Gathering
Wednesday, May 4 / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605
 
This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens with the focus on praying for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us, “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351. Please note that May 4 will be the last opportunity to be a part of this!

Contending for Revival Prayer
Thursdays, May 5, 12*, 19, and 26* / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well (*). Every week is absolutely amazing, always filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. Join us if you’re able. Please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is already breaking forth right here in our city!
 
Athens House of Prayer
Starting Thursday, May 5 / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the Harp & Bowl (Revelation 55:8 and 8:3-5) model of intercessory worship through our Thursday night gatherings. Starting May 5, we will begin having weekly gatherings that will soon begin to expand to other time slots during the week. We will soon be enlisting and training leaders (prayer and worship) then expanding slots. Please join us and be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city! Ask the Lord what place He has for you in the Athens House of Prayer!

UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, May 7 – 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
Once again, we are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do! Whether it is wet or dry, hot or not, we will cry out for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here! We meet at the Arch at 10am and go from there. Please join us for a beautiful morning with other faith filled followers of Jesus. And note, children are most welcome!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, May 18 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605
 
This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in Athens. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please use this opportunity to join us in praying for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. Groups are really playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!
  
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, May 19 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd., Bogart, 30622
 
This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These mighty yet usually hidden warriors are constantly making huge decisions in a challenging climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is that their job list is never finished. Please pray for them, starting with those who fill this role at your church.
 
Pastors Breakfast 
Thursday, May 19 / 9am 
Phoenix Athens – 660 W Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
 
Here is an opportunity for Senior Pastors to connect and share a breakfast grilled on a flat-iron. We’ll be spending time together as pastors to encourage and pray for each other, and talk about some exciting opportunities for unified ministry this year!
 
Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, May 20 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605
 
This is the monthly gathering for prayer warriors to come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing and interceding with and for Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. God blesses those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)! There is so much power in the prayer of agreement!
   
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
The Daily Prayer Text is a quick way to focus prayer across our city, every day. These texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an awesome, simple and amazing way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city! 

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are insightful, even prophetic daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

COMING…
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, July 31 / 6 to 8pm (with worship/prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center (Athena F) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, and prayer. Please check it daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and how you can join others to pray in and for our city! You can also catch the daily blog at APN Blog.
 
Being faithful in prayer!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in April 2022

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

There is a lot of weariness going around right now. And it is not just coincidence or accidental. It says in Daniel 7:25 that the enemy’s strategy is to “wear out” the saints (ESV). Other translations say “wear down” (NASB) or “oppress” (NIV). I see it and hear about it all over the place. So many pastors (some say up to 50%) would leave the ministry if they could. According to Paul, becoming weary seems to be a choice. We must keep our eyes, affections and efforts fixed on Jesus. As praying people, don’t grow weary in praying (which is doing good) for you will reap a harvest if you don’t give up! We are on the verge of birthing something of God’s purposes in our generation, but the enemy would have us give up before the baby comes. This baby will change the world, forever! Please keep praying and don’t give up!!!

 Here are some ways to keep praying this month and beyond….
  
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, April 2 – 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
Once again, we are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do! Whether it is wet, dry hot or cold, we cry out for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here! We meet at the Arch and go from there. Please join us for a great morning with other faith filled followers of Jesus.
 
Intercessors Huddle
Monday, April 11 / 6:30 to 8:30pm
Phoenix Community (worship area) – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We are changing the name from Intercessors Community to Intercessors Huddle, and meeting a at new location and a slightly earlier time. This is an opportunity for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 13 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

This is an opportunity for senior pastors to come together to pray and encourage each other. Pastors are not exempt from the weariness that is plaguing us right now. Please pray for your pastor to make this a priority to unite with other pastors in our city. Together we are better, and can stand in this hour of darkness! Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation in our city. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.
 
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 20 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd., Bogart, 30622

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. Groups will be playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!
  
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, April 21 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens 30607

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These mighty yet often hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished. Please pray for them, starting with those who fill this role at your church.
  

Altar of Fire
Thursday, April 21 / 7 to 9pm-ish
Phoenix Community (worship area) – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

This is an opportunity to come meet with God, who is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29). The context is surrender as we lay ourselves on His altar, becoming the fuel and asking Him to be the fire. We will also be praying for the upcoming Night of Glory! Please join us if you are at all able!

Night of Glory
Sunday, April 24 / 6 to 8pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center (Athena F) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601 

This will be the second, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches are coming together to gaze on the glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, with this time looking at Ezekiel 1. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Everyone is welcome to join us! And please mark your calendar with the others dates for the Night of Glory – July 31 & October 30.

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, April 29 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605
 
This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person or via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!
 
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city! 

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281

938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605
 
This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens with the focus on praying for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us, “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.

Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, April 7, 14*, 21 & 28* / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well (*). Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Campus Ministers Prayer
Every other Thursday, April 14 & 28 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley
 
The directors of various campus ministries come together every other Thursday to pray for and with each other for the thousands of students who don’t know Jesus yet, as well as for those students who do know Jesus and are reaching out.

COMING…

Athens House of Prayer
Coming soon!
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Starting soon, over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model through our Thursday night gatherings, training leaders and expanding slots. Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! You can also catch the daily blog at APN Blog.
 
Together, not giving up!!!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in March 2022

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

 This past weekend was TheMix22, where some 2000 students from 28 churches, mostly from the greater Athens area, came together to worship and hear more about what it means to follow Jesus. We’ll be sharing more about this soon, but for now, let me just say… thank you for praying! This was probably the most powerful one yet, and I believe it was because of the level of prayer going on in it! Our praying releases God’s immeasurable power. To God be the glory!!!
 
Here are some ways to join up and pray with others and for others in this month and beyond….
 
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 3 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship – 1425 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens 30607

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will debrief and pray for TheMix22 harvest!
 
If you’re not a student pastor, please take this opportunity to pray for the students at your church to be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, gripped with who they are in Christ and sent out with a passion to reach their campus. Pray for the student leaders and pastors to be stirred and taken deeper in Christ, as they can only take the students where they have been or going. Pray that volunteer student leaders would step up and be prepared for the coming harvest of young people in our city! Pray for a powerful prayer movement to rise up among the young people across our city!!! Pray that each campus would become a hub of revival fire!
 
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, March 5 – 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
Once again, we are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do! Whether it is wet, dry hot or cold, we cry out for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here! We meet at the Arch and go from there. Please join us for a great morning with other faith filled followers of Jesus.
 
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 9 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!
 
If you’re not a senior pastor, then please use this as an opportunity to join us from wherever you are in praying for the pastors of our city, starting with your own!
 
Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.
 
Intercessors Community
Monday, March 14 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
This is our monthly gathering for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour. These are powerful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions, in unity, across our city!
 
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 16 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605
 
This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!
 
Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders in this hour. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask God to release an anticipation for revival in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens! Ask Him to release powerful, faithful filled prayer in these groups!
 
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 17 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Church – 2390 W. Broad Street, Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.
 
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 includes those who handle the finances, the bookkeeping, the operations of the physical facilities, etc. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial hour as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them all they need as the Church emerges in this new day.
 
Altar of Fire
Thursday, March 17 / 7 to 9pm
Athens Church – The Gallery – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
 
For over a year now, each month we have set aside time to lay ourselves before God in total surrender. We are the fuel crying out for God to pour out His fire upon us! Every one of these are unique and awesome. Please join us in this time of worship, prayer and surrender, that is, if you want to meet God as a consuming fire!
 
Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, March 25 / noon to 1pm
Zoom
 
This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person or via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!
 
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
 
Athens House of Prayer
Monday through Friday / 8am to 3pm
Thursdays / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad, Athens 30601
 
The Athens House of Prayer is now open. Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model, training leaders and expanding slots. Feel free to come and join with other praying people from across our city, all in the context of worship! Our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city!
 
938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605
 
This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens with the focus on praying for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us, “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.
 
Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, March 3, 10*, 17 & 23* / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well (*). Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Campus Ministers Prayer
Every other Thursday, March 3 & 17 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley
 
The directors of various campus ministries come together every other Thursday to pray for and with each other for the thousands of students who don’t know Jesus yet, as well as for those students who do know Jesus and are reaching out.

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!
 
COMING…
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, April 24 / 6 to 8pm (with prayer from 5 to 6)
The Classic Center
 
This will be the second, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. A handful of churches come together to gaze on the glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Everyone is welcome to join us! And please mark the others dates for Night of Glory – July 31 & October 30.

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! You can also catch the daily blog at APN Blog.
 
Thanks for praying!
Steve

Praying over your wandering children…

A 50 day guide to pray for prodigals!

A powerful and effective way to pray is to remind God of His promises and His faithfulness to fulfill them. He says that He watches over His word to fulfill it (Jeremiah 1:12). One of the roles we play in prayer is to remind Him of such promises (Isaiah 62:6-7). Parents especially have authority to pray for their children, and declare these promises over their lives. If parents are walking with the Lord they can ask God to release powerful weaponry against the darkness that may be coming at their children. Even when the children are in sin, parent’s faith-filled prayers make a difference and cut to the heart of the Father! Please use the following prayer points and accompanying scriptures as a launch pad to fight the good fight on behalf of your children! There are fifty different prayer focuses (though many are similar and definitely overlap), when you finish simply start it over and do it again.

Trust in God!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

If you are feeling anxiety, fear or worry about your child, you are not trusting them to the Lord. Proclaim to the Lord that you release them into His hands and choose to trust Him for His best in their life. Proclaim that you choose not to make judgment based on what your eyes see or your ears hear, even any reaction your child may make. Proclaim that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Lord over your children. Declare that God will make their paths straight!

Break curses and weapons formed against them!

“’But I promise you, no weapon meant to hurt you will succeed, and you will refuteevery accusing word spoken against you. This promise is the inheritance of Yahweh’s servants, and their vindication is from Me,’ says Yahweh.” Isaiah 54:17 (TPT)

As you proclaim this passage over your prodigal allow faith to arise in you. Declare by the blood of Jesus that every weapon formed, made, designed, fashion, etc. against your child will fail. Announce that every curse, whether self-imposed or from others would be nullified! Declare that every fiery dart, every hex, every accusing word, etc., would simply fall to the ground, in Jesus name! Proclaim God’s blessing over their life!!!

Your tears matter!

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Psalm 126:5 (ESV)

Your tears are powerful. And God notices and collects every one of them (Psalm 56:8). What you sow in tears, you will reap in a harvest of joy. In fact, tears can be a form of intercession in themselves. We are told that the Holy Spirit is moving within us in groans that words don’t express (Romans 8:26). Sounds like tears to me. Hannah cried out before the Lord, silently with tears, and God heard her cry… and brought one of the greatest prophets into the world (1 Samuel 1:11). All that to say, by faith, ask the Lord to take these tears and pour out His harvest upon your child.

The blessing of a thousand generations!

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

If you love God and are walking in obedience to His word, you can ask Him to release His blessing upon your children! He is faithful to His covenantal promises and is obliged to honor it. Even call on the blessings from your forefathers who knew, loved and obeyed God to be released over yourself and your children!

Sins of our forefathers!
“The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, ‘Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations.’” Exodus 34:6-7 (NLT)

Not only does God bless the family lines of those who love Him, the sin of our forefathers can inhibit us and our children today. Simply ask God to cover the sin of your forefathers with the blood of Jesus. Cry out for Him to remove every curse released by their iniquities and transgressions. If you are aware of what they were, be specific! Ask Him to remove the curse from those who hated Him (Deuteronomy 7:10). Ask Him to pour out grace on your family line so that His desired blessing upon your children could flow freely!

A full quiver of useful arrows!

“Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.” Psalm 127:4 (NLT)

This passage talks about children being a blessing and are arrows in our quiver. Your children are meant to be in your quiver. Proclaim that the arrows in your quiver will be straight, sharp and solid as they are intended to be and prepared for the day of battle. Declare that your children are arrows in your quiver.

God will fight for your children!

“But the Lord says, ‘The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.’” Isaiah 49:25 (NLT)

Did you get that? God will contend/fight against those who fight against you, and will see to it that those who fight for Him, His warriors, that their captives will be released, their plunder will be returned and their children will be saved! Declare that God promises to fight for you and save your children. Thank the Lord for this promise and then declare every plunder of the enemy shall be retrieved! Declare that your children will be saved!

A righteous harvest!

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 (ESV)

One of the first laws of the universe that God gave was we will reap what we sow. It is called Seed – Plant – Harvest. It is inescapable! That was given to Adam in the garden. The seeds we plant, whether good or not, will bring forth a harvest. Declare that every seed of truth that has been planted in your children’s hearts will bring forth a harvest of righteousness, and that every unholy seed that has been planted will be nullified. Ask the Lord to show you any place where you have planted any bad seeds and repent of it. Then ask God to remove the impact of that seed!

The Spirit of Elijah!

“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.” Malachi 4:6 (ESV)

Declare the promise of the Spirit of Elijah over your children, specifically that He would turn their hearts back to Him and to bring any reconciliation needed between them and their physical father.

God to honor His word!

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)

Proclaim the truth that training up your children in the way they are to go will bear the godly fruit of them not turning from it when they are older. Declare that you believe this, even if you are not seeing it in the moment! Declare that they will walk with the Lord, that the seeds you have planted within them will bear a righteous harvest!!!

Oaks of righteousness!

“… that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 63:3b (ESV)

Proclaim that your children are oaks of righteous, plantings for the Lord as displays of His splendor and glory. God has planted destiny in your children and desires for them to bring glory to His name through them being who He created them to be. They are unique, so pray that God would uniquely nurture and call forth their destiny. It is said that an oak is simply an acorn that endured. Ask God to use the things in their life to strengthen and shape them for His purposes!

Restoration!

“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…” Joel 2:25a (ESV)

Cry out for God to restore what has been stolen from you and your children. Be specific, and then ask Him to pour out His Spirit upon them as He has promised to do upon our sons and daughters! (Joel 2:28)

True revelation!

“His head and hair were white as snow, and His eyes were like blazing fire… His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” Revelation 1:14&16b (NIV)

Most kids who turn away from the Lord simply need fresh revelation of who He really is. So many reject Him because of who they think He is as taught on or displayed through their church experience. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Jesus, the Lion and the Lamb, our Savior, Lord and King of Kings, the One who has a two-edged sword coming out of His mouth and an iron scepter in His hand. Ask God to show them who Jesus is in all His glory and majesty. Ask the Lord to remove every false image they have of Jesus!

God is watching over His word!

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.’” Jeremiah 1:12 (ESV)

God’s word that has been planted in your children is not simply buried among other things. God’s word in your kids is powerful, alive, and will not return void. Thank the Lord for watching over the word that has been planted in your children, in order to fulfill it in His time. His seeds do not go amiss (Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 55:11)!

Returning home!

“Look and see, for everyone is coming home! Your sons are coming from distant lands; your little daughters will be carried home.”  Isaiah 60:4 (NLT)

No distance is too far for God to move. Remind God of His promise of bringing sons and daughters from wherever they may be and declare that your children will return home. Thank Him for faithfully honoring His word!

Rend the veil!

“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NLT)

Declare that every veil of confusion or blindness to the Gospel and/or place of deception would be removed from your children so that they can see and hear clearly both the Gospel and their Great Shepherd’s voice calling them home (John 10:27, Matthew 27:51).

Tear down strongholds!

“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV)

In Jesus name, break every siege and stronghold that is set up against your children. The purpose of a siege is to wear down the occupants of a city by surrounding it and cutting off its supplies until they are compelled to surrender. Declare every stronghold that is operating in their minds would be torn down and completely removed by truth. A stronghold is an argument or pretense that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Ask God to teach them how to take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Coming to their senses!

“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!’” Luke 15:17 (NLT)

No matter where your children are or what they are involved in, ask God to allow them to come to their senses and humbly return to their heavenly Father and their earthly home. Ask God to blow away the confusion that surrounds them, and the shame that binds and blinds them. Ask God for a grace to cloak them to step out of the pit and self-pity and get back on the right path homeward!

The right path!

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs14:12 (ESV)

Ask God to make them miserable on the wrong path. Cry out for the Holy Spirit to show them the destination of where they are going if they stay on the path they are on. Even practically, ask God to show them where will they be in ten years, physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually, if they stay on this path. Ask God to pour out courage to get off the wrong path and onto the right, life giving path!

Prophesy to the dry bones!

“Then He said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:4 (ESV)

Cry out for God to breathe His lifegiving wind over your children’s lives causing the dryness to turn into life and restoring the calling and destiny that He originally put within them. Ask God to restore everything that has looked dead in their life, and re-enlist them in His great army!

A new heart!

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)

Ask God to give your children a new heart that beats for Him and new spirit that yearns to know Him. Ask God to remove every place of hardness in their heart and in its place tenderize their heart to break over the things that breaks His and a desire to be obedient to Him!

There is a hope!

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.’”  Jeremiah 31:16-17 (ESV)

Though our tears matter, we must not whine or complain to God about our children. God will reward your diligence, your work, your faith and trust in Him. All that you poured into your children is still there. Ask God to release the hope for their future, and stir them to come home!

A heart that recognizes God!

“I will give them hearts that recognize Me as the Lord. They will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me wholeheartedly.” Jeremiah 24:7 (NLT)

Ask God to give your children hearts that recognize and seek Him. Ask Him to awaken within them today a desire to know Him, to seek Him and to return to Him, no matter what it takes! Ask God for a grace over them to desire Him.

A good future!

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

Thank the Lord that He has an amazing plan for your children. It is so good. He brought them into the world to fulfill with a purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His amazing plans of hope for their future. Declare that they have a beautiful future laying before them! Ask God to allow them to have a glimpse of the unimaginably awesome things He has planned for them (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Complete cleansing!

“I will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel and rebuild their towns.I will cleanse them of their sins against Me and forgive all their sins of rebellion.” Jeremiah 33:7-8 (NLT)

Thank the Lord for His promise to completely cleanse and forgive your children for whatever they may have done, and will restore all He has purposed for and through them! When God forgives He removes our transgressions as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12)). That’s why Paul wrote that there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Declare this cleansing power over your children.

Taught by God!

“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” Isaiah 54:13 (NIV)

Thank the Lord for the promise that He Himself will teach your children, and bring them to a place of great peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Cry out for them to come to know Him as such, and that they would become carriers of His peace to others!

Future generations will hear!

“Our children will also serve Him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.” Psalm 22:30 (NLT)

Declare that your children will know and serve the Lord and have stories of their own to share about God’s power operating through them. Cry out for God to stir your children to see and to truly care that what they do now will impact their children’s children.

Shame removed!

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 (NLT)

Shame and condemnation will keep your children from returning home or coming back to Jesus. So, the enemy will use this relentlessly against them. The Holy Spirit will convict them of their sin, but the enemy reminds them of it. Ask God to set them free of this shame and condemnation and release the truth that God’s grace is enough and Jesus’ blood covers all their sin, completely washing them as if they had never sinned!

A thriving inheritance!

“The children of your people will live in security. Their children’s children will thrive in your presence.” Psalm 102:28 (NLT)

Thank the Lord for His plan and ability to protect your children and bring them into a safe and secure environment. Thank Him for the promise of your children’s children being close to you! Ask Him now to remember His promises of a thriving inheritance of grandchildren.

Distaste for sin!

“He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.” Hebrews 11:25 (NIV)

Moses willingly gave up the pleasures of sin for a higher purpose. Sin may be fun for a season, but its satisfaction is not lasting. Pray that your children would see that anything less than God’s best is worthless. Ask God to put on their heart the value of serving, walking in holiness and a hatred for sin!

Hunger for spiritual things!

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (ESV)

Pray for your children to develop a true and deep hunger and thirst for righteousness. Developing a taste for godly and wholesome things often starts in small bits. Ask God to bring the taste of heaven into their lives, and increase their desire for it until the lessor tastes are no longer desired! Ask God to remove the toxic things and friends that are like fast food, they may satisfy a need, but really have not good healthy value.

God’s goodness!

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 (NIV)  

No matter where your children are and/or what they may be doing or involved in, thank the Lord that you can be confident they will see His goodness in the land of the living. Pray that God would open their eyes to see His goodness all around them. Ask God to allow them to taste and see that He is good (Psalm 34:8). Ask Him to release them from their stale and stinky bread of past wounds and bad experiences and that He would stir their senses for the delightful scent of fresh bread from heaven, that is available for them!!!

They were not in vain!

“They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them.” Isaiah 65:23 (ESV)

God brought your children into this world for a reason. He chose you to be their parents. He did not allow you to go through the challenges of raising them, only to see them fall into the ways of the world. His purpose is to see them blessed and to release that blessing into their own children someday. Proclaim that your children have a purpose and destiny. Declare that God chose you to raise them. Declare that His purpose will prevail. Thank Him for entrusting them to you as your children.

God’s faithfulness!

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.” Psalm 145:13 (NIV)

God is faithful! His kingdom and dominion will endure through every generation, meaning, it will endure through your children’s as well. And most importantly, as His kingdom endures, He is faithful and trustworthy in all His promises. God does not lie or renege on what He has said. Remind Him of the promises He made over your children, whether prophetically, or through His word.

God’s enduring love!

“But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to His covenant, of those who obey His commandments!” Psalm 103:17-18 (NLT)

God’s promise of enduring love and salvation, extends even to the children and their children, of those who are faithful to Him. In other words, our faithfulness to God impacts our grandkids. Because you are walking with God, appeal to Him to pour out His covenantal enduring love on your children today.

God’s mercy!

“I have heard all about You, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as You did in years gone by. And in Your anger, remember Your mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2 (NLT)

It is a biblical truth that mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:3). Cry out for God to pour out His mercy over every place where your children have rebelled and deserve judgment. Ask Him to fill them with an awe of who He is and what He does. Ask Him to revive your child and help them acknowledge their desperate need for Him. Oh God, in wrath, remember mercy!

Formers becoming reformers!

“Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:18-19a (NIV)

The very chains of the past can become weapons for the future. Where your children have been bound and chained up, are the very areas God may have them minister in. The weapons used against them are to become weapons in their hands against the enemy. Cry out for God to change them from formers to reformers, from prisoners to liberators, from captives to warriors! Ask God to show them their destiny, their calling and their purpose. Ask Him to call them from the former things to the new and amazing things He has for them!

Glory!

“And the priest could not enter the House of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house.” 2 Chronicles 7:2 (ESV)

When God’s glory falls, there is a weightiness that comes with it. The priests were not able to enter the room after Solomon prayed because of the glory had filled it. When the glory falls the atmosphere shakes (Isaiah 6:1-4). When the glory is revealed all people bow down in worship to Him (2 Chronicles 7:3). Pray that God’s glory would fall upon your children, that they would be overwhelmed today by the weight and the shaking that comes with His glory. Pray that everything not of Him would be shaken off of them and that they would fall down on the faces to worship Him.

Grace to repent!

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent.” Acts 17:30 (NIV)

Ask God to release a grace over your children to repent, that is, to turn from their rebellion and wayward ways, to wholehearted devotion to Jesus. Pray that their eyes would be opened to their ignorance and willfully independent thinking. Ask God to bring people their way today to shine and speak the truth, the gospel, into their lives.

Wisdom & revelation!

“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)

As you pray for your children, please remember that God is not after them to adhere to a law or a code of rules. His desire for them is to know Him, to hear His voice and follow Him (John 10:27). In other words, He desires a relationship with them. Pray that indeed, the Holy Spirit would release heavenly wisdom and revelation in their lives so that they would KNOW Him better!

Salvation!

“This is good, and pleases our God and Savior, who wants all men to be saved.” 1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NIV)

Elsewhere we are told that God is patient not wanting anyone to perish but for everyone to come to a saving relationship with Him through repentance (2 Peter 3:9). God is patient with your children and totally understands where they are at. He may not approve of it, but He is not angry nor has He given up on them. Thank Him for His great love for them. Declare that they will be saved because of His great love for them!

Oh that they would know how much the Father loves them, that He calls them His own beloved children (1 John 3:1)!!!

Thorns!
 “As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit.” Matthew 13:22 (AMP)

In the parable of the sower, Jesus unpacks how seeds are planted in various soils. For those children who have grown up in a home where good seeds have been planted, but are being choked, out pray this…

In Jesus Name, I take authority over every “thorn” that has found a place in my child’s soul, all the “cares of this world,” all the “pleasures,” “delights,” “glamour” and deceitfulness of riches” that have enticed their attentions and affections from Jesus Christ, I bind them up and uproot them now! I declare, no longer will those “thorns” be tolerated to choke out and suffocate the Word of the Lord. I declare the Word of the Lord will grow, thrive and multiple in their souls for the glory and honor of the One Who purchased them with His blood and destroyed the curse of death from their lives that they may be free! For who the Son sets free is free indeed! This is the will of the Lord!

Victory today!

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19a (NSAB95)

The Apostle Paul gave us an amazing prayer. Read it and personalize it for your child.

“Father, I pray for my son/daughter, asking You to enlighten their heart so that they would know the hope and destiny of His calling in their life. Awaken that it their life today! I ask that they would know the fullness of richness of their inheritance in Jesus Christ, and to experience the surpassing greatness of His power that is available for all who believe in Him. May they know the power for Your Holy Spirit in their life to free them, and to lead them into victory today!”

A righteous promise!

“For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him.” Genesis 18:19 (ESV)

Like Abraham, we have been called and chosen to command our children and the generations to come, to keep the way of the LORD! God’s promises are conditional upon our obedience, but when we do obey, His promises are sure. God wants to bless you, your children and their children, so forth.

Ask God to establish a righteous root in your family line. If you are first generation followers of Jesus Christ, thank Him and ask Him to continue it through your children and their children, and their children. If you are carrying on the righteous family line from those before you, thank the Lord for every one of them. Ask God to release His promises through your forefathers, to your children, wherever they may be today. Remind God of His promises to those who obey Him!

Rooted in love!

“And I pray that you being rooted and established in love…” Ephesians 3:17 (NIV)

These verses are powerful to pray over your child (Ephesians 3:16-19). Join Paul in praying that your child would be strengthened with Holy Spirit power in their inner being so that their heart would be filled with faith in Christ (v.17). Pray that the love that surpasses understanding would fill your child’s heart and mind in Christ Jesus (v.19). Ask the Holy Spirit to allow your child today, to grasp how wide, and high and long and deep the love of Christ is from them (v.18), and that He would establish and cause their roots to go deep in Jesus! Thank the Lord for doing this out of His glorious riches (v.16)!

Speak blessing!

“Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.” Isaiah 61:9 (ESV)

Ask God for your children to be bright beacons of light to all around them. Cry out for God to stir your child to seek Him and obey Him so that their friends would see the bright light within them. Ask God to release His blessing in their life, so much so that their friends would take note, and speak out the godly destiny of your children, even if right now they are wandering in the opposite direction. Ask God to show everyone that your child is an offspring of His, one whom He has blessed, whom He deeply loves. Speak that blessing over their life!

Long life!

“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.” Ephesians 6:1-3 (NLT)

This is an amazing passage of promise. Paul tells us that children who belong to the Lord are to obey their parents. It’s the right thing to do! Then he says that all of us are to honor our father and mother, and when we do, God promises a long, abundant life (v2-3). Our kids are watching how we treat our parents. If you have not honored your parents, why should you expect your kids to honor you?

Ask the Lord for a grace over your children to obey you, and if they haven’t been, for Him to bring conviction over them to make it right. Ask the Lord to forgive you for any place you have not honored your parents. Take a few moments and ask the Holy Spirit to specifically remind you of anything, then respond to Him. Now pray that your children, would honor and respect you, and that God would release His promise of life over them!!!

He is with them!

“Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made.’” Isaiah 43:5-7 (NASB95)

Strong words, “Fear not, I am with you!” Not only is God with you, He is with your children, even in their wandering! Fear has such a paralyzing impact on us. We so easily start to worry and get anxious when there is silence. In the dark hours of silence, we tend to think of the worst-case scenario. Today, turn off the lies and fears that the enemy spews into your thoughts.

Thank the Lord for being with your child today, no matter where they may be! Cast your fear and cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7). Remind Him of His promise to call and bring back your children, for they have been created for His glory! Acknowledge that He formed and created them for Him. Put your trust in the Lord, instead of whatever things you may be thinking about (Proverbs 3:5-6). Thank Him for making their path straight!

You are blessed!

“And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, ‘Who are these with you?’ Jacob said, ‘The children whom God has graciously given your servant.’” Genesis 33:5 (ESV)

Children are a blessing from God! Solomon told us that “children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3 ESV). He goes on to say that they are like arrows in a warrior’s quiver!

Take time today to simply thank the LORD for your children, whether they are wandering or not! Praise God for entrusting them you. Ask God to grant a shift in your thinking about them, that they would be seen as gifts, not burdens or worries! Proclaim them by name that God has “graciously given” them to you!

Exasperation!

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

Another translation says, do not exasperate your children (NIV). Other words for this include infuriate, incense, annoy, irate, madden and enrage. Interestingly, though it definitely applies to mothers as well, this instruction is to fathers! Fathers just have a way of pushing those buttons!

Take this opportunity to ask the Lord to show you any place you have provoked your children to anger, that is, where you have reacted in the flesh instead of in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If the Lord shows you any places, pray about it. Ask the Lord to pour out grace in these places in your child’s life. Ask Him if you need to speak out and apologize to your child. Humbling oneself and asking forgiveness is a powerful way to nullify the impact of exasperating your child!

Teach them!

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (ESV)

God never intended us to hand over to other people, the responsibility of teaching our children His ways. But sadly, too many parents simply trust their church to do the Biblical educating. God said that we were to make His word central in our homes, and to intentionally teach our children both by word and deed. For many, their wandering children are simply the fruit of neglecting the spiritual orchard of their children’s hearts.

Ask God to come in and clean up wherever there has been Biblical neglect. It could have been that you didn’t know Jesus yet, or that you simply were not walking in obedience to Him. Ask God to awaken wholehearted love in their heart (v.5), even where it was barren. Ask the Holy Spirit to draw their attention to Jesus today. Ask God to give you opportunities to impress it upon them (v.8), to talk to them about Jesus on the road and when they sit at home, even to write notes that would turn their thoughts told Him (v.9). Thank the Father, for taking the crumbs we have left and making it into a feast in their life!

His promise!

“‘And this is my covenant with them,’ says the LORD. ‘My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the LORD, have spoken!’” Isaiah 59:21 (NLT)

God’s word is eternal (Psalm 119:89-90), it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12), it does not return void, but will accomplish all that He desires it to achieve (Isaiah 55:11). His Spirit, who is in you is in and/or after them. The words you have implanted in your children will bear a harvest. Jeremiah says that God watches over His word to fulfill it (1:12). This is a powerful promise to proclaim over your children, whether they are walking with the Lord or wandering away.

Thank Him for His eternal covenant and that He is faithful to all He promises! Proclaim that God’s word is living and active today in your child’s life! Thank the Lord for protecting, nurturing and bringing forth the harvest of His seed, when the time is right. Declare that you trust Him for how and when He chooses to move upon their lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit would bring thoughts about Jesus today, and conversations about Him with even their most unlikely friends.

TheMix22 Prayer Guide

February 25-26, 2022
Athens Church

Thank you for praying for The Mix 2022!

The most effective and powerful way to pray is to ask according to the Father’s will and in Jesus’s name (Matthew 7:7-8, John 16:23-24, 1 John 5:14-15). We know His will by tapping into His word and asking the Holy Spirit to teach and help us (John 16:13-14, Romans 8:26). Praying God’s promises and the prayers of the Bible are a sure way to increase the effectiveness of our prayers; so, please use the scriptures noted in this guide (and others He may lead you to) and allow the Holy Spirit to take you from there!

This prayer guide is simply a tool and launching pad to help you engage with God in intercession for students across the Athens area. Use the Scriptures and prompts to assist you in following the Holy Spirit as you pray. Use the names of churches and students around the room and at the end of this guide to agree with God’s promises for each student by name. God has been at work preparing the way for students to turn to Him in repentance, surrender and salvation, let’s partner with Him to see each work in each student brought to completion!­

Our overarching purpose for TheMix is to provide churched kids a Jesus centered, relevant, high energy, lifegiving and Spirit filled context to invite their unchurched friends who do not know Jesus yet, to come meet Jesus and get incorporated into their group.

A thankful heart prepares the way

Spend a few minutes praising God for the work He has already done to bring each student to this moment – aligning schedules, permission from parents, internet connection, friendships, even in brokenness, frustration, doubt, etc. God has been working. Thank God for preparing good works beforehand so that we would walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). Ask Him to receive our worship and praise and hear our cries as we pray for The Mix.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (MSG)
So, friends, it’s obvious that our visit to you was no waste of time. We had just been given rough treatment in Philippi, as you know, but that didn’t slow us down. We were sure of ourselves in God, and went right ahead and said our piece, presenting God’s Message to you, defiant of the opposition.God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you, we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message are free of error, mixed motives, or hidden agendas. We never used words to butter you up. No one knows that better than you. And God knows we never used words as a smoke screen to take advantage of you. Even though we had some standing as Christ’s apostles, we never threw our weight around or tried to come across as important, with you or anyone else. We weren’t standoffish with you. We took you just as you were. We were never patronizing, never condescending, but we cared for you the way a mother cares for her children. We loved you dearly. Not content to just pass on the Message, we wanted to give you our hearts. And we did.

Take a moment to thank God for the people who work all year to make TheMix a safe and simple place to grow in relationship with Jesus.

  • The Mix Leadership Team

Making decisions, building curriculum, promoting the event, organizing all the details and logistics, this team ensures that each student spends the weekend in a Jesus-centered, safe, relevant, high-energy, Spirit filled context getting to know Jesus and finding community. Thank God for the work they have done to lay the foundation for students and leaders to encounter God this weekend. Let’s ask God to strengthen and safeguard them in every area of battle for these students, this weekend, and their own relationship with Jesus, pray they would each experience God’s approval this weekend.

  • Home Church/ Friend

However students find their way to TheMix, thank God for extending the invitation and making the relationship safe enough for a “yes.” Ask God to bless and defend the relationships that will strengthen, encourage, and disciple each student during and following this weekend.

  • Parents

Sending their student off for the weekend requires much trust and faith. Thank God for the way parents are releasing their students this weekend. Ask God to increase the confidence parents have in Him and His Church to love, disciple and protect their student.

  • Volunteers

Small group leaders, meal servers, drivers, host homes, technology teams, TheMix doesn’t happen for any church without a bunch of volunteers. Ask God to bless the work of each volunteer, that they would see their work as unto the Lord and not in vain or as a waste of time.

Prepare the Way

Throughout this weekend, we need the Holy Spirit to prepare students to recognize and respond to the move of God. Let’s ask God to prepare the practically and spiritually.

Practically, ask God for every student and leader to be awake, engaged, and undistracted. Ask God to make all the equipment work, internet connections remain strong, and students arrive and depart without confusion or harm. Ask God to clear distractions, settle chaos, resolve conflicts, and clarify confusion; ask that nothing of this world occupy students’ minds in opposition or competition with God’s message.

Spiritually ask God to open eyes, soften hearts, ready minds; clearing out wounds and fears to make room for the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:19) Ask God to remove every distraction, obstacle, comparison, self-assessment, idol, crush, or heaviness that would obstruct a student’s path to Jesus. Cry out that every argument, all arrogance, every lie, fear or accusation, everything raised against the knowledge of God would be fully destroyed (2 Corinthians 10:5). Ask Jesus to make Himself known, to bring salvation and redemption so students can build lives of obedience into maturity in Christ.

Isaiah 40:3 (AMP)
A voice of one is calling out, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness [remove the obstacles]; Make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

Proverbs 3:6 (AMP)
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (MSG)
The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

Isaiah 57:14-15 (NASB)
And it will be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle from the way of My people.” For this is what the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy, says: “I dwell in a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive

Words of Spirit and Life
With many different churches and expectations, let’s ask God to unite us all in the Truth of His Word, the Bible, and the testimony of Jesus. Ask God to shepherd each student to Himself, that no one would be put off or distracted by the different means of teaching or worship but be captivated by the message of God.

As the speaker, Tim Benitez, talks to students about what they think about themselves and about Jesus, ask God to use what is different to expose and uproot paths of thinking that come from culture or experience and replace them with Truth and testimony. Ask God to use Tim to speak Truth boldly into each student’s identity, that they belong to God and are capable of incredible things only in Christ. Ask God to strengthen Tim’s faith and deepen his humility as he speaks God’s message for each and every student present. Ask God to anoint Tim’s lips and use each point, example, and illustration to pierce the hearts of students. Ask God to breathe through Tim, and that he would simply be a conduit for God to speak into each heart.

John 6:63 (NASB)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5 (NASB)
I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

John 15:4-8 (NASB)
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Romans 8:5-9 (NCV)
Those who live following their sinful selves think only about things that their sinful selves want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things the Spirit wants them to do. If people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace. When people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, they are against God, because they refuse to obey God’s law and really are not even able to obey God’s law. Those people who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God. But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. But the person who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ.

Worship as Warfare

FRVR FREE will be leading us in worship again this year, and we want to ask God to tune their ears to hear His voice. Ask God to grant each worship leader discernment to know where students are and wisdom to know how to lead them toward the throne of God. Ask God to protect each leader’s families as they lead these students into spiritual battle and victory. Ask God to reveal Himself as Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our banner to each worship leader, his/her family, and to each student as we wage war in the Spirit to see victory and freedom that endure forever. Ask God to turn every heart toward Him as music engages students minds and bodies- that each one would be able to forget themselves and fix their eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Exodus 17:15-16 (NIV)
Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”

2 Chronicles 20:21 (NIV)
Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.

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.

Small Groups

Ask God to prepare students to hear, process, discuss and apply the session teachings and small group times. As groups share, ask God to bring each student to a new depth of relationship with Him and the community He placed around them. Ask God to protect the time spent in small group, to provide a holy covering that nothing can penetrate. Ask the Holy Spirit to foster safety that allows vulnerability as students share, confess, encourage, and strengthen one another. Pray for students to have deep supernatural engagement and focus in these concentrated times of processing. Ask God to stir questions that lead to deep revelation, the way Jesus did.

Job 40:6-7 (NLT)
Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:“Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.

Matthew 22:41 (NASB)
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:“What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?

Leaders

Ask God to grant leaders discernment and wisdom as they facilitate discussion. Ask that each leader would have spiritual sight and sound to sense the heart/root of student responses and direct them to Jesus for all they need. Pray for deep, genuine connection to outweigh relevance and approval between students and leaders. Ask God to move among leaders to stir a greater fear of the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:8, Proverbs 1:7), awareness of the weight of this calling of leadership (Hebrews 13:17), and greater integrity moving forward in discipleship with Jesus. Ask God to grant each leader a supernatural stamina to press through the long and late nights, to be ready for “that” conversation at any time. Pray that each leader would come out of TheMix with a greater passion for and commitment to Jesus. Oh that not one leader would leave the same as they came!

Students

Salvation
Ask God to bring each student to a place of recognition that Jesus is the Christ (Mark 8:29, John 11:27), He is at work in his/her life (Philippians 2:13), and that He wants all of his/her heart (1 Chronicles 28:9, Jeremiah 24:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:23). Ask God to stir genuine repentance in the heart and life of each student (Romans 2:4, 2 Corinthians 7:10, 2 Peter 3:9) turning from their own way or the way of the world to Jesus, the Way, Truth and Life (John 14:6). Ask God to bring students into saving relationships with Him, rescuing them from wrath and redeeming what has been stolen or lost in former living (Ezekiel 33:15).

Surrender
Ask the Holy Spirit to lead each student to name and confront the fears, lies, or facades that hold them captive. Implore the Spirit to fill each student and lead them into freedom as they choose to be slaves of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:17). Ask God for the grace to lay down completely the distractions, responsibilities or lies that threaten students’ freedom. Pray for each student to see God is trustworthy and able to deliver them from every battle and handle every situation (1 Chronicles 5:20).

Sanctification
Ask God to protect the work of sanctifying, or making holy each student, that each one would value the work of God in his/her life. Ask the Holy Spirit to show each student the fruit of character and hope in the work of sanctification and perseverance.

1 Peter 3:14-16 (NASB)
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NASB)
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Strength to Stand Firm
Ask God to use each conversation and encounter this weekend to increase students’ faith and spiritual stamina. Ask that each one would stand firm (Ephesians 6:13), praying that they would have strength (Luke 21:36), and be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks them to give an account for the hope in them (1 Peter 3:15).

Fruit that Remains

Our primary purpose of TheMix is to provide a relevant and safe context for students across our city to come to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus. TheMix can act as a catalyst, quickening the spiritual work of discipleship that parents, leaders and student pastors foster and sow throughout the year, but that is the work of God. Let’s ask God to move in ways only He can move so that the seeds of the Gospel and discipleship can yield fruit 30, 60, 100 times (Mark 4:20). Ask God to bring many students to saving faith through genuine repentance and response to the message that Jesus is our Savior. Ask Jesus to stir our hearts to obey the Father the way He obeyed the Father (John 5:19). Ask Holy Spirit to convict students regarding sin, righteousness and judgement (John 16:8). Pray students would hear the voice of God with purity and humility, that they may walk in His ways and receive His promises in faith (John 15:15). Cry out to God for the salvation and revival of this generation- that not one would perish (Matthew 18:14), but each one come to the knowledge of the Truth (1 Timothy 2:4). Ask God to stir among these students a desperation to see on earth as it is in Heaven- true revival among their families, friends, churches, and schools. Ask God to build momentum during the Mix that will help carry students until they have built the endurance needed to receive what was promised (Hebrews 10:36).

Please be praying for God to use TheMix as a catalyst in the churches as well as in the schools and neighborhoods where these students and leaders live and spend their time. Ask God for revival, awakening, reformation, and transformation in these churches and student ministries that will shake their churches, campuses, our city and the world.

Churches involved in TheMix22

There are 28 churches participating in TheMix22. Please lift up each of these congregations by name, asking God to move powerfully among the student ministry, the families, impacting the worship services and permeating throughout the church body and beyond.

Alps Road Presbyterian, Anchor Church, Ashford Memorial Methodist, Athens Church, Beech Haven, Briarwood Baptist, Chestnut Grove Baptist, Classic City Church, Colbert Baptist, Comer Baptist, Corinth Baptist, Cornerstone, Crossroads Community, East Athens Baptist, Faith Presbyterian, Grace Fellowship, Green Acres Baptist, Harmony Baptist, Lexington Baptist, Living Water Baptist, New Covenant Worship Center, Prince Avenue Baptist, River Hills, Riverside Church, Salem Baptist, Tuckston UMC, Watkinsville First Baptist, and Watkinsville First UMC

TheMix Schedule

TheMix starts on Friday night and ends on Sunday morning. Here’s how the schedule looks…

Friday: 7:15pm – 9:00pm*
Saturday (@ Home Church): 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 7:00 – 9:30pm*
Sunday: Church at Home Church

*Doors will open 30 minutes before each service.

On Saturday morning, groups get to bring TheMix back to their Home Church! TheMix provides a Church Kit for their group that includes a video message, small group questions, games and other activities for the group to spend time together.

Saturday afternoons are open for each group to spend it any way that brings them together. Often groups find ways to serve throughout the city, spend time relaxing with their leaders, or join other groups for fun activities!

On Sunday morning the group that participated in TheMix are encouraged to attend their church’s normal worship service and share about the experience.

Pray over all these times and meetings. Specifically pray for the Saturday morning time with each group. Ask the Holy Spirit to move among the students and leaders. Pray also for intimate and deep times for one on one dialog between leader and student, that these would happen at just the right moments during the weekend. Pray that on Sunday morning, as students share in their churches, that the Holy Spirit would break forth and revival would be released in their church!

TheMix Prayer Room

Various church groups have signed up (committed themselves) for one-hour slots, though everyone is welcome to come and pray at any time the prayer room is open. Here’s the schedule of teams coming.

Friday
6 to 7pm … The Awakening
7 to 8pm … Upper Room
8 to 9pm … Athens Church

Saturday
9 to 10am … WFBC
10 to 11am … Classic City
11am to noon … Beech Haven
12 to 1pm … NCWC
1 to 2pm … Salem Baptist
2 to 3pm … Prince Avenue Baptist
3 to 4pm … Cornerstone
4 to 5pm … Alps Presbyterian
5 to 6pm … Briarwood Baptist

Please pray that God would draw pastors, parents and praying people into the room to saturate every participant in prayer. Ask God to stir so much prayer that every student and leader gets a rainbow draw through their names on the prayer poster boards that will be hanging on the hall all around the room (a line is drawn through a name with a high-lighter each time someone prays for them). Ask God to show each praying person how to pray for the students, and that each one would leave sensing God’s blessing and pleasure that they came!

Thanks for praying for TheMix22

Pre-Mix Prayer Guide!

10 Days of prayer for TheMix22

Starting tomorrow, over the next ten mornings at 7, we will be posting a prayer focus for TheMix on the APN Facebook page (all of them are found below). Please use these throughout your day as a launch pad to cry out to God to do awesome among us. The Mix22 will be at Athens Church over the weekend of February 25-27. We are expecting 2,000 plus, Middle & High School students as participants and many college students as leaders from some 30 churches. Please join us in praying for God to use this as a catalyst to bring revival among youth ministries and awakening on every campus in Athens!

10/ The purpose (February 16)

Though there are many reasons kids want to come to TheMix, even why student groups look forward to this every year, our overarching purpose for TheMix is to provide churched kids a Jesus centered, relevant, high energy, lifegiving and Spirit filled context to invite their unchurched friends who do not know Jesus yet, to come meet Jesus and get incorporated into their group.

Pray that every facet of TheMix would drip with this reality! Pray for the students who are inviting their unchurched friends. Pray for those friends to say yes. Pray for the speaker, the worship, the group times, even the challenges to bear this fruit of kids coming to Christ and getting connected to the youth group!

9/ The speaker (February 17)

Every year there is much prayer and consideration of who should be the speaker at TheMix. This year we felt Tim Benitez was to be the one. “Tim Benitez is a cultured and relevant speaker with a tremendous passion to challenge the next generation for Christ. He captivates his audience with an ability to tell stories…” (www.themixathens.com). Tim will be speaking about how the students think about themselves, about what’s going inside them and about Jesus.

Please pray as Tim as he prayerfully prepares himself and his messages. Ask God to breathe a freshness over Tim, his heart and the words he has prepared. Ask God to allow streams of living water to flow into the desert places of the students and leaders’ hearts. Pray that Tim’s messages would be sticky, that is, they would be remembered long after TheMix!

8/ The band (February 18)

FRFR FREE (pronounced Forever Free) will be facilitating the worship throughout TheMix. FRVR FREE brings energy, exuberance, creativity, relevance and a passion for Jesus!

Pray for FRVR FREE as they prepare themselves for this great weekend. Pray for their physical health, their voices, their instruments, the sound system, and all that is involved in setting up an amazing encounter with God. Pray for protection over their families. Ask God to release a tangible sense of the Holy Spirit in the worship. Pray that each member would prepare themselves before the Lord as holy vessels.

7/ The students (February 19)

Of course, TheMix is all about the students. This includes Middle School and High School students coming from approximately 30 churches, and many college students coming as leaders.

Pray for the churched kids who are inviting their unchurched friends. Ask God to give them hearts that are prepared to receive more of God and to get super-charged with the Holy Spirit. Pray for the unchurched kids who are getting invited. Ask God to give them hearts that are prepared to receive the gospel. Ask God to prepare them for life change and transformation. The very trajectory of the future is about to change! Pray for the college students (and others) who are coming as leaders. Ask God to give them hearts that are ready to pour out to students, even in the late hours and when they are exhausted. Pray that God would give them wisdom, health, stamina, divine encounters, God’s timing, discernment, and for them to come out of this weekend supercharged in their own faith and walk with Jesus and the Holy Spirit

6/ The details (February 20)

There are many, MANY details that need to come together as several thousand students and leaders from approximately 30 greater Athens area churches physically come together for TheMix at Athens Church.

Pray for all person that is making decisions that will impact TheMix. Ask God to go before them with favor in these last few days, and bring everything into order, even if this means He has to move a mountain or two, or more! Prayer for the host homes to be ready, spiritually, and that His peace would rest on each one. Pray for all the transportation, remember there are approximately 2000 students and leaders making their way to Athens Church. Pray that God would indeed be in the details!!!

5/ The prayer (February 21)

We have a prayer room operating at TheMix. It will be open on Friday from 6 to 9pm, and then Saturday from 9am to 6pm. There will be prayer assistants on site at all times to help those who come in to pray for their students, and will even pray with them if that is desired. Various church groups have signed up (committed themselves) for one-hour slots, though everyone is welcome to come and pray at any time the prayer room is open. Here’s the schedule of teams coming.

Friday
6 to 7pm … The Awakening
7 to 8pm … Upper Room
8 to 9pm … Athens Church

Saturday
9 to 10am … WFBC
10 to 11am … Classic City
11am to noon … Beech Haven                
12 to 1pm … NCWC
1 to 2pm … Salem Baptist
2 to 3pm … Prince Ave
3 to 4pm … Cornerstone
4 to 5pm … Alps Pres
5 to 6pm …

Please pray that God would draw pastors, parents and praying people into the room to saturate every participant in prayer. Ask God to stir so much prayer that every student and leader gets a rainbow draw through their names on the prayer poster boards that will be hanging on the hall all around the room (a line is drawn through a name with a high-lighter each time someone prays for them). Ask God to show each praying person how to pray for the students, and that each one would leave sensing God’s blessing and pleasure that they came!

4/ The schedule (February 22)

TheMix starts on Friday night and ends on Sunday morning. Here’s how the schedule looks…

Friday: 7:15pm – 9:00pm*
Saturday (@ Home Church): 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 7:00 – 9:30pm*
Sunday: Church at Home Church

*Doors will open 30 minutes before each service.

On Saturday morning, groups get to bring TheMix back to their Home Church! TheMix provides a Church Kit for their group that includes a video message, small group questions, games and other activities for the group to spend time together.

Saturday afternoons are open for each group to spend it any way that brings them together. Often groups find ways to serve throughout the city, spend time relaxing with their leaders, or join other groups for fun activities!

On Sunday morning the group that participated in TheMix are encouraged to attend their church’s normal worship service and share about the experience. 

Pray over all these times and meetings. Specifically pray for the Saturday morning time with each group. Ask the Holy Spirit to move among the students and leaders. Pray also for intimate and deep times for one on one dialog between leader and student, that these would happen at just the right moments during eth weekend. Pray that on Sunday morning, as students share in their churches, that the Holy Spirit would break forth and revival would be released in their church!

3/ The nights as a group (February 23)

This is a two-night event, meaning students and leaders are together a long time! These are probably the most fruitful time of the weekend, when students have personal, one on one time with their leaders, and when groups discuss what they are learning and experiencing from the main sessions.

Pray for extraordinary peace in each home where TheMix groups are staying. Ask God to guard and lead discussions, as well as bringing students to the place of firm commitments and steps forward.

2/ The safety (February 24)

Again, with so many young people coming and going, as well as being in one place, there is ample opportunity for mischief and injury!

Pray that there would not be even one injury, accident or sickness throughout the weekend. Pray that every bus, van and car would travel without incident and that drivers to be supernaturally alert. Pray that the Athens Church parking lot would have an angelic presence protecting everyone and that demons would not even be allowed on the property!

1/ The fruit (February 25)

TheMix starts today! Though we know this will be an amazing time for everyone who comes. We want more than just a memory. We want to see an impact in homes, in student ministries and on campuses. We desire this to be a catalyst for revival on campuses and beyond.

If you’re able, please join us in the prayer room this evening from 6 to 9pm and tomorrow from 9am to 6pm.

Today, please be praying with us for God to do as He desires to do among us. Ask for His glory for be made known (Habakkuk 2:14). Pray that every student and leader would be changed by their time in His glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). Pray that He would release miracles, salvation, destiny moments and calling upon students and leaders. Ask God to allow this weekend to be the moment that many students look back over the rest of their lives proclaiming that was when they gave it all to Jesus and began their amazing adventure with Him!

Prayer Opportunities in February 2022

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV)

Last night we had our first or four Nights of Glory this year. It was amazing! The focus was (and will continue to be) on God’s glory being made know in Athens and beyond, through His people becoming glory carriers to those around us (2 Corinthians 3:18). We believe this is a theme on the Father’s heart right now. Please join us in crying out for the knowledge of His glory to be made known in your world, in your family, church and across our city! Of course, that starts with you taking the time to gaze, reflect, marinate on His glory!

Here are some ways you can join up and pray with others and for others in this month and beyond….

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

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will specifically be praying together for TheMix22!

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Thursday, February 3 & 17 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley – 1196 S Lumpkin Street, Athens 30605

This great prayer opportunity is every other Thursday, for those who lead the various campus ministries to come together crying out for God to do awesome on the campus! Please pray for these Campus Ministry Directors and College Pastors who are focusing all they’ve got to reach tens of thousands of students who don’t know Jesus yet!

UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, February 5 – 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch – corner of Broad and College Ave.

Once again, we are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do! Whether it is wet, dry hot or cold, we cry out for God’s kingdom to come, His will to be done here, and for His glory to be known! We meet at the Arch and go from there. Please join us for a great morning with other faith filled followers of Jesus.

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

This is our monthly gathering for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour. These are powerful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions, in unity, across our city!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 9 / 9 to 10am
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad St., Athens 30601

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 16 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 17 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Church – 2390 W. Broad Street, Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please pray for these hidden warriors who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, February 17 / 7 to 9pm
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605

Each month we set aside time to lay ourselves before God in total surrender. We are the fuel crying out for God to pour out His fire upon us! Every one of these are unique and awesome. Please join us in this night of worship, prayer and surrender, if you want to meet God as a consuming fire!

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, February 18 / noon to 1pm
Zoom 

This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together via Zoom to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

TheMix22 Prayer Watch
Friday & Saturday, February 25-26
Athens Church

This is a strategic and powerful weekend of kingdom advance as 1000’s of students (Middle School and High School) and leaders (mostly college) converge around the word, worship and godly friends! The purpose of this event is to provide churched kids from around Athens a context to bring their unchurched friends to meet Jesus and get plugged into their group! And we will be providing a prayer covering again. The Prayer Room will be open from 6 to 9pm on Friday, and 9am to 6pm Saturday. You are most welcome to come at any time during those hours. We are still looking for Prayer Assistants who would sign up for THREE HOUR slots, and church groups to sign up for ONE HOUR slots. Please be praying for the students, the leaders, the worship team, the speaker, and all the details! And do let me know if you are interested in being a PA or bringing a group from your church.

For more info on TheMix check out http://www.themixathens.com/

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Athens House of Prayer
Monday through Friday / 8am to 3pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad, Athens 30601

The Athens House of Prayer is now open. Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model, training leaders and expanding slots. Feel free to come and join with other praying people from across our city, all in the context of worship! Our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city!

938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605

This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens with the focus on praying for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us, “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.

Praise Parade on Pulaski
Wednesdays / 10am to noon
Downtown – corner of Broad and Pulaski

This weekly time is simply coming together to praise, worship, pray, shout and share the Gospel with folks passing by. For more info please call or text Brigette at 770-380-9068.

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, February 3, 10*, 17 & 23* / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605

Senior Pastors from around Athens are invited to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well (*). Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere

These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281

Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

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

COMING…

Altar of Fire
Thursday, March 17 / 7 to 9pm
Athens Church – The Gallery

Night of Glory
Sunday, April 24 / 6 to 8pm (with prayer from 5 to 6)
The Classic Center

This will be the second, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. A handful of churches come together to gaze on the glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Everyone is welcome to join us! And please mark the others dates for Night of Glory – July 31 & October 30.

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! You can also catch the daily blog at APN Blog.

Gazing on His glory, together!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in January 2022.

“After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven!” Revelation 4:1a (ESV)

As we step into a new year, 2021 will be gone, but the spoils from it will come forth throughout 2022. What has been planted will bring forth a harvest. Today a door is standing open for us. A new thing is upon us. Don’t think for a moment that 2022 will just be more of 2021. Though He has been hidden, He has been busy, and we’re about to step through the door that He has opened for us. Ask God to stir your hope and faith as you step through the door into 2022. May you have eyes to behold what He is about to do! Your prayer really does matter!!!

Here are some ways you can join up and pray with others and for others in this new year….

24 Hour Prayer Watch
Friday, December 31 to Saturday, January 1 / 6am to 6am
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad, Athens 30601

As 2021 finally ends, 2022 will start with a jolt! We’re believing God is about to do much awesomeness in our city, our nation and across the globe! Many new prayer initiatives will be launched! Phoenix is providing a great opportunity for praying people from across Athens to come and help us transition into the new year! Use the link below to sign up for one or more 1 hour slot. Let’s cry out for this city to step into revival!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4aa9a82ba3fe3-phoenix1

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 6 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd., Watkinsville 30677

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will begin praying together for TheMix22!

If you’re not a student pastor, please take this opportunity to pray for the students at your church to be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, gripped with who they are in Christ and sent out with a passion to reach their campus. Pray for the student leaders and pastors to be stirred and taken deeper in Christ, as they can only take the students where they have been or going. Pray that volunteer student leaders would step up and be prepared for the coming harvest of young people in our city! Pray for a powerful prayer movement to rise up among the young people across our city!!! Pray that each campus would become a hub of revival fire!

Campus Leadership Unity Prayer
Thursday, January 6 / 3 to 4:30pm
UGA Wesley Prayer Chapel

This is a great way to start the new school year with the various campus ministry leadership teams coming together in unity to cry out for God to move upon the 10’s of thousands of students on the UGA campus.

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 8 / 9am to 4:30pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is Athens College of Ministry’s annual prayer conference and provides a great context to be equipped and encouraged in your prayer life! For more info on or to register for this amazing prayer seminar please go to https://acmin.edu/new-year-new-heart/

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 12 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!

If you’re not a senior pastor, then please use this as an opportunity to join us from wherever you are in praying for the pastors of our city, starting with your own!

Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.

Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 15 / CANCELED!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 19 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart 30622

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!

Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders in this hour. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask God to release an anticipation for revival in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens! Ask Him to release powerful, faithful filled prayer in these groups!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 20 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Church – 2390 W. Broad Street, Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.

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 includes those who handle the finances, the bookkeeping, the operations of the physical facilities, etc. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial hour as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them all they need as the Church emerges in this new day.

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Thursday, January 20 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley – 1196 S Lumpkin Street, Athens 30605

This great prayer opportunity is every other Thursday, starting January 20. Please pray for these Campus Ministry Directors and College Pastors who come together to cry out with one voice for each other and the students at UGA.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, January 20 / 7 to 9pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

Each month we set aside time to lay ourselves before God in total surrender. We are the fuel crying out for God to pour out His fire upon us! Every one of these are unique and awesome. Please join us in this night of worship, prayer and surrender, if you want to meet God as a consuming fire!

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, January 21 / noon to 1pm
Zoom – 5627251680
Passcode – 007

This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

Intercessors Community
Monday, January 24 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is our monthly gathering for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour. These are powerful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions, in unity, across our city!

Night of Glory
Sunday, January 30 / 6 to 8pm
The Classic Center (Athena)

This is our first of four such combined churches worship gatherings this year. A handful of churches are coming together to gaze on the Glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us! We plan to have prayer at 5, with worship starting at 6pm. Whether your church is facilitating this amazing night in God’s glory or not, you are welcome to join us!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Athens House of Prayer
Monday through Friday / 8am to 3pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad, Athens 30601

This month we are softly launching the Athens House of Prayer. Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model, training leaders and expanding slots. Feel free to come and join with other praying people from across our city, all in the context of worship! Our goal is to ultimately see intercessory worship covering our city non-stop!

938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605

This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens. The focus is to prayer for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.

Praise Parade on Pulaski
Wednesdays / 10am to noon
Downtown – corner of Broad and Pulaski

This weekly time is simply coming together to praise, worship, pray, shout and share the Gospel with folks passing by. For more info please call or text Brigette at 770-380-9068.

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, January 6, 13*, 20 & 27* / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. The second and fourth Thursday is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well (*). Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Campus Ministers Prayer
Every other Thursday, starts January 20 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley

The directors of various campus ministries come together every other Thursday to pray for and with each other for the thousands of students who don’t know Jesus yet, as well as for those students who do know Jesus and are reaching out.

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!

COMING…

TheMix22 Prayer Watch
Friday & Saturday, February 25-26
Athens Church

Please be praying for this vital opportunity for Middle and High School students to converge for a weekend around the word, worship and godly friends! We will be providing a prayer covering again. At this point we are not sure if we’ll go 36 hours or just Friday night and/or all day Saturday. It will depend on how many people sign up for the hourly slots and how many prayer assistants are available. Be sure to mark your calendar now and be praying about what part you are to play in this pivotal weekend.

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city!
 
Stepping through together!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in December 2021.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

And the Light shined into the darkness and the darkness could not overcome it (John 1:5). This word for “overcome” means to comprehend, to make one’s own, to catch, to seize and/or to attain (Key Word Study Bible – ESV). Darkness does not win over light. It never has nor will it ever! Nevertheless, darkness has continued to try. It’s not going to happen! Our nation will turn toward the light. God is about to shine! And His shining starts through His people (Matthew 5:14, Isaiah 60:1-2). The government rests on Jesus’ shoulders, not the current one that is trying to ruin our nation. Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Peace of Peace, all wrapped up in God’s only begotten Son, our beloved Savior! As we press into the Christmas season, please be crying out for the light to shine brightly in the darkness across your neighborhood, your church, our city and our nation!

Here are some ways you can join up and pray with others and for others this month….

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, December 2 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship 1425 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens 30607

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will praying for TheMix22!

If you’re not a student pastor, please take this opportunity to pray for the students at your church to be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, gripped with who they are in Christ and sent out with a passion to reach their campus. Pray for the student leaders and pastors to be stirred and taken deeper in Christ, as they can only take the students where they have been or going. Pray that volunteer student leaders would step up and be prepared for the coming harvest of young people in our city! Pray for a powerful prayer movement to rise up among the young people across our city!!! Pray that each campus would become a hub of revival fire!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 8 / 9 to 10am
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad Road, Athens 30601

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!

If you’re not a senior pastor, then please use this as an opportunity to join us from wherever you are in praying for the pastors of our city, starting with your own!

Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 15 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!

Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders in this hour. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask God to release an anticipation for revival in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens! Ask Him to release powerful, faithful filled prayer in these groups!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, December 16 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship 1425 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens 30607

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.

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 includes those who handle the finances, the bookkeeping, the operations of the physical facilities, etc. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial hour as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them all they need as the Church emerges in this new day.

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, December 17 / noon to 1pm
Zoom

This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person or via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605

This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens. The focus is to prayer for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.

Praise Parade on Pulaski
Wednesdays / 10am to noon
Downtown – corner of Broad and Pulaski

This weekly time is simply coming together to praise, worship, pray, shout and share the Gospel with folks passing by. For more info please call or text Brigette at 770-380-9068.

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, December 2, 9*, & 16 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. We have now opened up the second and fourth Thursday for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

* This month the 9th is the only Thursday opened for others.

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!

COMING…

UGA Campus Leadership Unity Prayer
Thursday, January 6 / 3 to 4:30pm
UGA Wesley Prayer Chapel

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 8 / 9am to 4:30pm
Living Hope
For more info on or to register for this amazing prayer seminar please go to https://acmin.edu/new-year-new-heart/

Intercessors Community
Monday, January 17 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 15 – 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch

Campus Ministries Directors Prayer
Thursday, January 20 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley

Altar of Fire
Thursday, January 20 / 7 to 9pm
St James UMC

TheMix22 Prayer Watch
Friday & Saturday, February 25-26
Athens Church

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually (and especially recently) it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city!
 
Together shining in the darkness!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in November 2021.

Here are some ways you can stand firm and pray with others and for others, for our city and for our nation throughout this month….

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 4 / 9 to 10am
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will begin praying together for TheMix22!

If you’re not a student pastor, please take this opportunity to pray for the students at your church to be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, gripped with who they are in Christ and sent out with a passion to reach their campus. Pray for the student leaders and pastors to be stirred and taken deeper in Christ, as they can only take the students where they have been or going. Pray that volunteer student leaders would step up and be prepared for the coming harvest of young people in our city! Pray for a powerful prayer movement to rise up among the young people across our city!!! Pray that each campus would become a hub of revival fire!

The Conquest of Athens
Sunday through Friday, November 7-12 / 7pm
Saturday, November 13 / 9am
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Road, Athens 30607

This is a call to all children of God! Come join with Jesus followers from all around Athens as we call the walls of Athens to fall! The battle plan is to start at the NCWC parking lot and drive around Loop 10 once a day for 6 days. Then on the 7th day, we will drive around Loop 10 three times, then return to join up the CITY OF EMERENCY prayer gather to sound the shofars and shout to the Lord! If you have a shofar, please bring it with you on the 7th day! You are welcome to come to one or all of these important daily prayer-driving assignments.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, November 8 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
This is our monthly gathering for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour. These are powerful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions, in unity, across our city!

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

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!

If you’re not a senior pastor, then please use this as an opportunity to join us from wherever you are in praying for the pastors of our city, starting with your own!

Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursday, November 11 / 3 to 4:15pm
UGA Wesley – 1196 S Lumpkin Street, Athens 30605

As we know, there is power in unified prayer! Every-other-week several of those who lead a campus ministry or local church college ministry join together in prayer. This is absolutely vital for these leaders to stand as one, crying out together for God to move on the UGA campus! Ask God to protect, and fill with wisdom, creativity, and fire for a great level of intimacy with Jesus. Ask God to increase the level of kingdom unity on the campus, and for a grace upon these leaders to keep this every other Thursday time slot open to pray together on behalf of the 10,000’s of college students at UGA!

Athens Citywide Prayer for Youth
Saturday, November 13 / 11am to 2pm
Downtown Athens – 165 Pulaski Street

This citywide prayer gathering is hosted by United Community Outreach with the focus of praying for our youth. Local pastors, intercessors and leaders will be facilitating prayer. There will be live worship and opportunities to connect with other believers from across our city! Please join us if you are able!!! For more information please see https://go.rallyup.com/athens-youthp/Campaign/Details?ReturnUrl=%2FCampaigns%2FSetup%2Fc5b518%2FPageDesign

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 17 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!

Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders in this hour. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask God to release an anticipation for revival in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens! Ask Him to release powerful, faithful filled prayer in these groups!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 18 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart 30622

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.

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 includes those who handle the finances, the bookkeeping, the operations of the physical facilities, etc. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial hour as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them all they need as the Church emerges in this new day.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, November 18 / 7 to 9pm
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Road, Athens 30607

This is our monthly citywide gathering for intercessors, worshippers and lovers of Jesus. These nights are primarily for those who want to jump into the fire of God and meet Him in the midst of the flames, though we have had salvations happen in our midst. We come with a wholehearted passionate desire to surrender to Jesus. Every one of these altars of fire have been an amazing time of loud worship, high praise, prayer and consecration. We’ve seen God move powerfully among us. But the reason we come is to provide fuel for the fire at His altar! If you’re interested in giving it all to Jesus in a corporate setting with others who are desperate for God, this is for you!!!

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, November 19 / noon to 1pm
TBA

This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person or via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

938 Gathering
Wednesdays / 7 to 8am
SWAT Ministries office – 1095 Baxter Street, Athens 30605

This weekly prayer time is facilitated by SendAthens. The focus is to prayer for the nations as Matthew 9:38 instructs us “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” This is open to all churches and ages. If you’re able, please come participate in crying out for the nations! For more info please call or text Bri at 706-201-9351.

Praise Parade on Pulaski
Wednesdays / 10am to noon
Downtown – corner of Broad and Pulaski

This weekly time is simply coming together to praise, worship, pray, shout and share the Gospel with folks passing by. For more info please text Brigette at 770-380-9068.

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, November 4, 11*, & 18 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. We have now opened up the second and fourth Thursday for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. Because of Thanksgiving, November 11 is the only open date this month. Join us if you’re able and please be praying for your pastors and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here in our city! Pray specifically, that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…

Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually (and especially recently) it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city!
 
Together standing firm!
Steve