Athens Prayer Opps – February 2023

“‘Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)  

In darkness, light shines even brighter. In death, life stands out. In wickedness, righteousness is clearly distinctive. With a backdrop of deep gross darkness, God’s glory is blindingly clear! Today children of God should stand out. This is not the time to blend in, to look like the world. This is the time we should be separated, to be different. This is the time our lives ought to declare we are citizens of another world. This is a time, instead of complaining, and fretting, we are to press into God in prayer, worship and following Him as He leads like never before!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting as we press into God together, in Athens and beyond….

UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, February 4 / 10am to noon
The Arch – corner of College and Broad
 
This is our monthly prayer walk at UGA and/or downtown Athens. We meet at The Arch and go from there. Feel free to bring your children as we hit the pavement crying out for God to move in our city. These are always unique and powerful! Onsite prayers make a huge difference!

Pulse
Monday, February 6 / 8pm
UGA Tate Center – 45 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30602

This is a FREE concert event! Join multiple churches & campus ministries at this gathering to hear the Gospel from Nick Hall and the opportunity to see KB live!!! Whether you are a college student or not, please consider coming and being a covert intercessor, praying onsite as God moves. We are hoping for a huge harvest of souls!

To get free tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pulse-campus-tour-led-by-nick-hall-athens-ga-tickets-509526406197

AHOP Leadership Community 
Sunday, February 12 / 4 to 5:30pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP. It is a time when all those who lead worship or play/sing on the team, those who are a part of the prayer leadership team, those who make our gatherings possible by operating the tech, and those who want to expand AHOP’s presence through social media, to come together to build community, to shape the model and to worship with one voice. As we expand into more worship sessions each week we need to stay together as a leadership community. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!
 
The Mix Prayer Watch
February 24-25 / Friday 6 to 10pm and Saturday 9am to 10pm
Athens Church (The Gallery) – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

Each year thousands of youth from several student ministries across Athens and beyond come together to focus on Jesus at a gathering called The Mix. At this point we are around 20 churches involved! The purpose of TheMix is to provide a context for churched kids to invite their unchurched friends to come meet Jesus and get plugged in! APN provides a prayer covering for this gathering. Please join us during any of the hours we are open (see above). There will be worship going, prayer assistants to pray with you or help in any way needed, a prayer guide and even posters hung up around the room with every students’ name written on them to focus our prayers for those at TheMix2023!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
 
Contending for Revival
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

> Pastors Contending for Pastors
1st & 3rd Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

Senior pastors coming together and literally saturating each other in prayer! YES REALLY!!! This is a very precious and important time for senior pastors, and most of the time we go quite a bit longer than one hour!

> Contending for Revival
2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

These sessions of Contending, on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, are open for all pastors, intercessors and key leaders to join us as we Contend for Revival in Athens! This is always a very powerful and Spirit led time!!!
 
Athens House of Prayer
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

Mondays / 7 to 9am … Devotional Session
Tuesdays / 9:30 to 11am … Seek and Soak
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm … Worship and Intercession                 

We are expanding our worship/prayer sessions this month! Please check out the AHOP website for these new slots, starting this week! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.
 
For more details and the updated schedule check out athenshouseofprayer.com

Athens Daily Prayer Texts and Declarations
Ongoing
All across Athens area
To receive… text @athenspray to 81010.
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple yet powerful way to join with others in focusing prayer across our city. We have added a daily declaration to take the prayer text to the next level. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET) for text and 8:15am for declaration. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. This is an awesome way to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city, every day! 
 
COMING…
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, March 26 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
TBD
 
At this point our plan is to continue our Nights of Glory in 2023. These are incredible opportunities to join other passionate lovers of Jesus in prolonged worship and prayer. Multiple churches and ministries across our city make this citywide gathering possible! Please mark your calendar, talk it up with your family and friends, and come ready to seek the Lord together!!! If your church is not yet involved please stir it up!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
We daily post on the APN Facebook page. Most the time it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations, the Daily Prayer Text and updates at AHOP. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook (or if we ever get kicked of), I encourage you to catch the (almost) daily post on the APN Blog.
 
Pressing into God together!
Steve

Athens Prayer Opps – January 2023

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

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

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting as we step into this year of favor and harvest, in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 7 / 10am to noon
The Arch – corner of College and Broad
 
This is our monthly prayer walk. We meet at The Arch and go from there. Feel free to bring your children as we hit the pavement crying out for God to move in our city.

  New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 7, 2023 / 9am to 4:30pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Ave., Athens, GA 30605

This is an annual prayer conference hosted by College of Athens. This year I am one of the speaker/facilitators. For more information and to register go to https://collegeofathens.edu/new-year-new-heart/

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

We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP, usually  on the second Monday of each month (but this month it will be on the third). It is a time when all those who lead worship or play/sing on the team, those who are a part of the prayer leadership team, and those who make our gatherings possible by operating the tech, come together to build community, to shape the model and to worship with one voice. It is time to begin looking at expanding more worship sessions each week. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
 
Contending for Revival
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

Pastors Contending for Pastors
1st & 3rd Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

Senior pastors coming together and literally saturating each other in prayer! YES REALLY!!! This is a very precious and important time for senior pastors, and most of the time we go longer than one hour!

Contending for Revival
2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

These sessions of Contending, on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, are open for all pastors, intercessors and key leaders to join us as we Contend for Revival in Athens! This is always a very powerful and Spirit led time!!!
 
Athens House of Prayer
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Right now there are two different sessions at AHOP each week! And hopefully soon, there will be even more!!! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.

Athens Daily Prayer Texts and Declarations
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple yet powerful way to join with others in focusing prayer across our city. We have added a daily declaration to take the prayer text to the next level. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET) for text and 8:15am for declaration. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an awesome way to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city, every day! 
 
COMING…
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming, amazing prayer and worship opportunities!
  
The Mix Prayer Watch
Friday, February 24-25
Athens Church (The Gallery)  

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

Night of Glory
Sunday, March 26 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
TBD
 
We will be continuing our quarterly Nights of Glory in 2023. These are incredible opportunities to join other passionate lovers of Jesus in prolonged worship and prayer. Multiple churches and ministries across our city make this citywide gathering possible! Please mark your calendar, talk it up with your family and friends, and come ready to seek the Lord together!!!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Daily we post on the APN Facebook page. Most the time it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook (or if we ever get kicked of), I encourage you to catch the (almost) daily post on the APN Blog.
 
Together stepping into the harvest!
Steve

Athens Prayer Opps – December 2022

“I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)

Every year we have a finishing line. And the end of 2022 is just weeks away! Whew! For so many this has been a challenging year, following several other challenging years. Many have grown weary, are disappointed and have a wavering hope and/or faith. Please don’t stop, don’t even slow down in your pressing into God, and believing in what He is doing and about to do. We are about there! Finish this year strong. Finish 2022 right where God wants you to be… trusting Him with all your heart and not leaning on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Wherever you are, finish what God has given you and enter His rest. We are so close!!!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God for a grace over His people to finish this year strong, in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA / Athens Downtown Prayer Walk
Saturday, December 3 / 10am to noon
The Arch – corner of College and Broad
 
This is our monthly prayer walk. We meet at The Arch and go from there. Feel free to bring your children as we hit the pavement crying out for God to move in our city.
 
AHOP Training Gathering
Monday, December 12 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We consider this the most important gathering we have at AHOP on the second Monday of each month. It is a time when all those who lead worship or play/sing on the team, those who are a part of the prayer leadership team, and those who make our gatherings possible by operating the tech, come together to build community, to shape the model and to worship with one voice. If this is you, or you’d like to be more involved, please join us!

New Year’s Worship Burn
Saturday, December 31, 2022 into Sunday, January 1, 2023 / TBD
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

This is worship gathering to wrap the year! It is a citywide expression providing a context to pray and worship into the New Year. A taste of what’s to come! Join us for all or just some of this end of the year burn! Yes, this is a great way to finish 2022 strong!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
 
Contending for Revival
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

Pastors Contending for Pastors
1st & 3rd Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

Senior pastors coming together and literally saturating each other in prayer! YES REALLY!!! This is a very precious and important time for senior pastors!

Contending for Revival
2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am

These sessions of Contending, on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, are open for all pastors, intercessors and key leaders to join us as we Contend for Revival in Athens!
 
Please note… Though there are 5 Thursday’s this month (December 29), please be watching to be sure it is on. At the moment it is tentatively scheduled

Athens House of Prayer
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
Currently there are two different sessions at AHOP each week! And hopefully soon, there will be even more!!! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple way to join with others in focusing 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 awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city! 
 
COMING…
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming, amazing prayer and worship opportunities!
 
New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 7, 2023 / 9am to 4:30pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Ave., Athens, GA 30605

This is an annual prayer conference hosted by College of Athens. This year I will be one of the speaker/facilitators. For more information and to register go to https://collegeofathens.edu/new-year-new-heart/
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, January 29, 2023 / 6 to 8:30pm (prayer starts at 5pm)
The Classic Center (Athena Rooms) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
 
We will be continuing our quarterly Nights of Glory in 2023. These are incredible opportunities to join other passionate lovers of Jesus in prolonged worship and prayer. Multiple churches and ministries across our city make this citywide gathering possible! Please mark your calendar, talk it up with your family and friends, and come ready to seek the Lord together!!!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Daily we post on the APN Facebook page. Most the time it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook (or if we ever get kicked of), I encourage you to catch the (almost) daily post on the APN Blog.
 
Together finishing the year strong!
Steve

Athens Prayer Opps – November 2022

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. John 4:35 (ESV)

In November we dive into a new focus around the harvest. In harvest time, for the farmer everything changes. That which has been sown is reaped, and it’s all got to be done in a short window of time. It’s intense, tiring and exhilarating. To sleep through harvest is said to bring shame to one’s father (Proverbs 10:5). It’s time to begin bringing in the spiritual harvest.

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God to bring in His harvest among us, in Athens and beyond….

Contending for Senior Pastors
Thursday, November 3 & 17 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

We are ramping it up with focusing our prayer on each other. Revival must start in each of the pastors, as they are gatekeepers for their congregations and the city. Please be praying that God would move powerfully on your pastors, and the other pastors who are come together to contend for revival in each other!

Night of worship and prayer for missions and the nations
Thursday, November 3 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We will be having a special night of focused prayer for missions groups in our city and the nations they serve. If you are interested in missions and or the nations, please join us at AHOP this night.

Outreach at UGA/Tennessee game
Saturday, November 5 / 5:30 to 8pm
Sanford Stadium

This Saturday number one ranked Georgia is playing number two ranked Tennessee. Brigitte Shewbridge with Anointed Ambassadors is heading up a charge to pass out “Jesus Saves” glow in the dark bracelets at each gate after the game. They are looking for people to pray, to come hand out the bracelets and/or to support this outreach with financial gifts. They will be meeting up at 395 S Church St., Athens 30605 at 5:30pm. There is a parking lot in the back, but please carpool if possible. For more information text Brigitte at 770-380-9068. If you’d like to make a donation to help purchase these bracelets please go to https://anointedambassadors.com/donate/

Night of Worship and prayer for the election
Sunday, November 6 / 5 to 7pm
St James – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

We are inviting those who want to worship together and pray for the vital elections that will be taking place on Tuesday, November 8. We are building an altar to the Lord, crying out for His ways, will and purpose to be fulfilled in our city, state and nation. This gathering is connected to a larger net of worship called The Glory Net. Check it out at www.theglorynet.com.


UGA/Athens Prayer Walk and Youth Prayer Gathering
Saturday, November 12 / 10am to 12:30pm
Prayerwalk starts at The Arch at 10am
Prayer for Youth begins at 165 Pulaski Str., Athens 30601 at 11am
 
This starts with a prayer walk and concludes with a gathering of prayer people from various churches across Athens. There will be pastors and prayer leaders leading important topics. Please join us for one or other or both activities! We are crying out for God’s glory to fall and change the spiritual atmosphere over the university campus, our youth in Athens and our community. We meet at the Arch and go from there. Children are most welcome!

AHOP Interest & Training Gathering
Monday, November 14 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

As AHOP begins to expand our weekly gatherings, we need to continue to refine our model, and define our values and vision. These monthly gatherings are important for both those interested in getting involved, as well as those who are already playing key roles. This is our fourth monthly onramp to AHOP. If you want to be a part of expanding AHOP, this gathering is for you.

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Contending for Revival Prayer (OPEN SESSION)
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605
 
As mentioned above, the first and third Thursday is for Senior Pastors to contend in prayer together for revival in each other. The second, fourth and fifth Thursdays are open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. These are really getting hot, with every week different, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence and leading. Join us if you’re able. Please keep praying for your pastor and congregation to be caught on fire with the Holy Spirit’s flame. And pray that God would give us a grace to prepare for the revival that is beginning to break forth right here, right now, in our city!

Athens House of Prayer
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
There are now two different sessions at AHOP each week! And hopefully soon, there will be even more!!! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.

Please note… On Thanksgiving week, we are shift our normal Thursday night gathering to Tuesday, November 22, from 6 to 8pm.

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…

Mark your calendar for these upcoming, amazing prayer and worship opportunities!

New Year’s worship burn
Sunday, December 31, 2022 through to Monday, January 1, 2023

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 7, 2023
For more information or to register (early bird until Nov 30) go to https://collegeofathens.edu/events/new-year-new-heart/

Night of Glory
Sunday, January 29, 2023

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

Athens Prayer Opps – October 2022

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.” Isaiah 9:2 (ESV)

In October we will continue on focusing on Isaiah 60:1-2. This month we will specifically be marinating in “for the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” The context of this passage is a great darkness that covers the earth, a gross darkness over the peoples (Isaiah 60:2). That so describes today, yet the glory of the LORD is rising upon us!!! Please join us in meditating upon glory passages throughout this month. We end the month with our next Night of Glory!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God to release His glory among us, and confirm His presence and power in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
First Saturday, October 1 / 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
This is a huge month! If you’re able, please join us as we hit the ground once again crying out for the Holy Spirit to move upon the students, teachers, coaches and administration. We are crying out for His glory to fall and change the spiritual atmosphere over the campus and city. We meet at the Arch and go from there. Children are most welcome!

Contending for Revival for Senior Pastors
Thursday, October 6 & 20 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605

We will be ramping it up with focusing our prayer on each other. Revival must start in each of the pastors, as they are gatekeepers for their congregations and the city. Please be praying that God would move powerfully on your pastors, and the other pastors who are come together to contend for revival in each other!

AHOP Interest Gathering
Monday, October 10 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

Now that AHOP is into a rhythm of weekly gatherings, it will soon be time to begin expanding with more churches, worship leaders and prayer leaders facilitating new slots during the week. This is our third monthly onramp to AHOP. These monthly gatherings are for everyone who wants to be involved as well as those who are already a part of AHOP. We use this opportunity to share the vision, values and model that make up this House of Prayer. If you want to be a part of expanding AHOP, this gathering is for you.

Night of Glory
Sunday, October 30 / 6 to 8pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center (Athena rooms) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601 

This will be the fourth, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches come together to gaze on the glory of God, to worship intensely and to invite the Holy Spirit to move among us however He wants! Our theme this time is the Spirit of Glory (1 Peter4:14). Other key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, Hebrews 1:3. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Mark your calendar, save the date, and plan to come linger in God’s presence! Everyone is welcome to join us!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Contending for Revival Prayer (OPEN SESSION)
Thursdays / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext., Athens 30605
 
As mentioned above, the first and third Thursday is for Senior Pastors to contend in prayer together for revival in each other. The second, fourth and fifth Thursdays are open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. These are really getting hot, with every week different, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence and leading. Join us if you’re able. Please keep praying for your pastor and congregation to be caught on fire with the Holy Spirit’s flame. And pray that God would give us a grace to prepare for the revival that is beginning to break forth right here, right now, in our city!

Athens House of Prayer
Mondays / 7 to 9am (Devotional Session)
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm (Worship and Intercession)
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
There are now two different sessions at AHOP each week! And hopefully soon, there will be even more!!! Mark your calendars and join us as you are able. Make it part of your weekly rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
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 Monday through Friday posts, I would highly recommend it. 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

COMING…

Night of Glory
Sunday, January 29, 2023

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!
 
Shining together in His glory!
Steve

Athens Prayer Opps – September 2022

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you
.” Isaiah 60:1 (NIV)

 This is the same passage that I highlighted last month. That is because it is our focus for August through October. This month we will be specifically marinating in “shine, for your light has come.” Please join in meditating upon Light passages throughout this month. Every week at AHOP we will be gazing at a different “light” passage.

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God to shine forth His presence and power in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
First Saturday, September 2 / 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
College students are back in Athens. These first few weeks of the semester are huge for students finding their footing, and their communities. It is the best time for them to plug into a campus ministry and local church. As such, this prayer walk is so timely! We will be walking the paths, crying out for the Holy Spirit to move upon these students, teachers, coaches and administration. Whether it is wet, dry or simply just hot (as we’ve had so much this summer), we will 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 lovers of Jesus. Children are most welcome!
 
Contending for Revival @ The 501 Exchange
Thursday, September 8 / 10:30 to 11:30am-ish
The 501 Exchange – 1051 Baxter St., Athens 30605
 
Though we normally meet at The Light, this one time we will be having Contending for Revival at the headquarters for The 501 Exchange. They will be having their grand opening celebration later that day, but we want to bring pastors, intercessors and other interested folks to come dedicate this building to the Lord. The 501 Exchange is all about freedom and worship, and is connected with FRVR FREE. This building on Baxter Street is significant! Please join us if you’re able! For more information about The 501 Exchange please check out www.The501Exchange.com.
 
AHOP Interest Gathering
Monday, September 12 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

Now that AHOP is into a rhythm of weekly gatherings, it will soon be time to begin expanding with more churches, worship leaders and prayer leaders facilitating new slots during the week. This is our second of a monthly onramp to AHOP. We will be using this slot to share the vision, values and model that make up this House of Prayer. If you want to be a part of expanding AHOP, this gathering is for you.

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Contending for Revival Prayer
Thursdays / 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, fourth and fifth Thursdays are 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 and leading. Join us if you’re able and please keep praying for your pastor and congregation to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, and to prepare for the revival that is breaking forth right here, right now, in our city!

Athens House of Prayer
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
AHOP is every Thursday night, and hopefully soon will be expanding to other hours of the week! Mark your calendars and join us every Thursday, as you’re able. Make it part of your rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.
 
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
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 Monday through Friday posts, I would highly recommend it. Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the link for the written post and video most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
COMING…
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, October 30 / 6 to 8:30pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
 
This will be the fourth, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches come together to gaze on the glory of God, to worship intensely and to invite the Holy Spirit to move among us however He wants! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, Hebrews 1:3. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Mark your calendar, save the date, and plan to come linger in God’s presence! Everyone is welcome to join us!

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

Athens Prayer Opps – August 2022

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you
.” Isaiah 60:1 (NIV)

What a passage for today! It is time for the church to arise, shine and carry God’s glory to the world! The word arise means … to rise, stand, establish, confirm, abide, accomplish, get up, awaken, rouse from sleep or death, and/or cause to appear. And shine means … to be luminous, enlighten, break of day, fire, glorious, kindle, and/or to be or become light. Do whatever it takes to arise, whether it is out of the ashes, or your bed, or the tomb. Cry out for God to awaken what has fallen into slumber this past season. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you, that’s a promise (James 4:8)! And as you do, you will radiate the glory that is and will increase upon you so the world around you will see! This month, join us as we focus on the word arise!

Here are some ways to join us in the corporate setting crying out to God to awaken, accomplish and confirm His presence and power in Athens and beyond….
  
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
First Saturday, August 6 / 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
College students will be flooding back to Athens soon. This prayer walk is so timely! These are opportunities to forerun the paths, crying out for the Holy Spirit to prepare the way for the Lord. Whether it is wet, dry or simply just hot (as we’ve had so much this summer), we will 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 lovers of Jesus.
 
AHOP Interest Gathering
Monday, August 8 / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

Now that AHOP is into a rhythm of weekly gatherings, it is time to begin expanding with more churches, worship leaders and prayer leaders facilitating new slots during the week. This is our first of a monthly onramp to AHOP. We will be using this slot to share the vision, values and model that make up this House of Prayer. If you want to be a part of expanding AHOP, this gathering is for you.
 
Athens Burn
Friday-Saturday, August 26-27 / 7pm to 7pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

We are having a 24-hour worship gathering with worship leaders from around Athens facilitating slots. Come for as little or as much as you are able, and yes, we plan to go through the night! Imagine lingering in God’s presence for hours upon end!!! It will be powerful!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Contending for Revival Prayer
Thursdays / 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, fourth and fifth Thursdays are 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 and leading. 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, right now, in our city!

Athens House of Prayer
Thursdays / 6 to 8pm
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
AHOP is now every Thursday night, and soon to be expanding to other hours of the week! Mark your calendars and join us as your able. Make it part of your rhythm! Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city.
 
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
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 Monday through Friday posts, I would highly recommend it. 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
 
COMING…
 
Night of Glory
Sunday, October 30 / 6 to 8pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
 
This will be the fourth, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches come together to gaze on the glory of God, to worship intensely and to invite the Holy Spirit to move among us however He wants! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, Hebrews 1:3. Prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Mark your calendar, save the date, and plan to come linger in God’s presence! Everyone is welcome to join us!
 
AHOP morning session
Weekdays / 7 to 9am
AHOP Center – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601

More details very soon!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…

Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook, I encourage you to catch the daily post at APN Blog.
 
Arising together in His glory!
Steve

Athens Prayer Opps – July 2022

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me Your glory.” Exodus 33:18 (NIV)  

What’s crazy about this verse is, Moses had already spent time in God’s glory. From the fiery pillar by night and the smoke by day, Moses had witnessed God’s glory. By the flaming bush that wasn’t consumed, Moses had been up close in God’s glory. In fact, Moses had recently spent 40 days and nights up on the mountain in God’s glory. And it was previously said that “The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a friend speaks with a friend” (Exodus 33:11). So, what was Moses wanting that he hadn’t already experienced? I believe it was simply more of it! He had been ruined in God’s presence. Like David crying out that the one thing he sought was to dwell in God’s presence all the days of his life (Psalm 27:4). I believe we are stepping into this day. We have had a few tastes of God’s presence and glory, be we desire more. In fact, God is looking for people who want more of Him, and He is going to grant that request!

We are sensing this is the month of glory. Throughout July we are going to be focusing on His glory at our various gatherings, culminating on July 31 at the Night of Glory. Please join us this month crying out with Moses, “Show us Your glory!” Take time through July to marinade, saturate, and soak in the various “glory” passages. Prepare yourself and our city for the Night of Glory!

Here are some ways to join us in a corporate setting to cry out for God to show us His glory this month and beyond….
  
UGA/Athens Prayer Walk
First Saturday, July 2 / 10am to noon
Starts at the Arch
 
We are hitting the pavement at UGA (and downtown Athens) as we prayerfully walk the paths, preparing the way for what God is about to do, and crying out for His glory! Whether it is wet, dry hot or not, we cry out for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here! We meet at the Arch and go from there. Please join us for a great morning with other faith filled lovers of Jesus.

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

Athens House of Prayer
Thursdays / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W Broad St., Athens 30601
 
AHOP is now every Thursday night! Mark your calendars and join us as you’re able. Make it part of your new rhythm! Over the coming weeks and months, we will begin shaping the model through this Thursday night gathering, training leaders and expanding slots. Please be praying with us as our goal is to ultimately see a non-stop intercessory worship covering over our city. Be watching for an interest gathering for all those who would like to lead or help out in any way as we begin to start new sessions!

Night of Glory
Sunday, July 31 / 6 to 8:30pm (with prayer from 5 to 5:45)
The Classic Center (Olympia/Parthenon rooms) – 300 N Thomas St., Athens 30601
 
This will be the third, quarterly Sunday evening worship gathering this year. At least a half dozen churches are coming together to gaze on the glory of God and invite the Holy Spirit to come move among us and in our city! Our key passages are Habakkuk 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. This time marinating in Hebrews 1:3 – Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being! Worship and prayer starts at 5pm sharp, with doors opening at 5:45pm for the 6pm corporate start. Everyone is welcome to join us! And please mark your calendar with the remaining date for the Night of Glory in 2022 – October 30.
 
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
  
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a simple way to focus prayer across our city and beyond. These are delivered to cell phones every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly quick and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city and beyond! 
 
Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I highly recommend it. Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the link for it most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281

COMING…
 
AHOP Interest Gathering and Training Opportunities
More details very soon!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city! If you are not on Facebook, I encourage you to catch the daily post at APN Blog.
 
Crying out together for His glory!
Steve

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