Prayer Opportunities in April 2021.

“‘The time promised by God has come at last!’ he announced. 
‘The Kingdom of God is near!
Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!’”

Mark 1:15 (NLT)

The Kingdom of God is here but is not yet! Sound confusing? We are sensing revival, but not like anything we’ve ever experienced before. It’s here, but not yet! God is definitely moving, stirring, awakening and preparing. As we pray this month, please press in with great intensity. This is like the travailing before birth. The baby is coming, and what currently is, won’t be for much longer. The birth process is simply a transition from one phase to another. From the hidden place to the visible world! We will soon see, touch and experience the Kingdom of God like never before! This requires persevering believing prayer, because it is not necessarily what our eyes are seeing right now. Please keep pressing in and don’t give up!
 
Here are some ways you can press in and pray with and for others this month….
  
Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. The last Thursday of the month (April 29) is open for all pastors and key leadership in churches to join us as well. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and a passion to see revival released right here in our city!
 
Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursdays April 1 & 15 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley Chapel (loft)

Every other Thursday, those who lead Campus / College Ministries come together to pray for each other and for reaching and discipling the thousands of college students in Athens. College students are so hungry for connecting and for truth. Ask God to release a powerful move of the Holy Spirit on every college campus and upon every college aged person in our city.
 
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 7 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Wesley Foundation – 1196 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605

Worship Pastors from around Athens meet up to pray together on the first Wednesday of the month. Please pray as those who lead worship ministries in Athens. Please ask God to increase the depth and anointing of worship in every church in our city. Ask God to take us deeper into His presence. Ask Him for an open heaven over every location where worship is regularly happening in our city.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, April 8 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606

Each month Student Pastors from around Athens meet up to pray together. Please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hunger in the students across our city! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond. Continue to ask God to protect, nourish and grow every seed that was planted at The Mix!
 
Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, April 10 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

Each month we converge at The Arch to wander around and cry out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA and in our city. On the ground, in person prayer really does matter! We are pressing into God for revival, even reformation, on this campus, across our city and beyond! These prayer walks are always unique and quite a huge blessing to those who come! Please join us if you’re able!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, April 12 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
Each month intercessors from around Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into this new era. We will be praying into the Altar of Fire! If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!
 
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 14 / 9 to 10am
Christian Life Worship Center – 125 Kathwood Drive, Athens, GA 30607

Each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Use this as an opportunity to join us in praying for the pastors in 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 long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season.  Ask God to prepare them for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city in 2021. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle and season of transition. Plead with God for the authority of His word to increase in each pulpit and for each pastor to know an increase in anointing in their preaching! And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful Godly voice in our city and beyond, that they would not be silenced, fearful or hidden!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, April 15 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605

Each month those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. God has been and continues to prepare them for the new season upon us! 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in this new era.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, April 15, 2021 / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad St., Athens
 
In April we will be continuing our monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. This gathering is definitely not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God, with a wholehearted surrender to Jesus. This is an amazing time of worship, high praise, prayer and surrender. 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!!! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 21 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606

Each month those who lead Groups Ministries come together to share and pray with and for each other. Join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Groups are going to play an increasingly important role in discipling our city! Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new era. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Prayer for Middle East & Israel
Friday, April 30 / 12 to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605

This is a great opportunity to stand together in prayer for Israel and the Middle East. If you’re able, please join us in person, or simply take some time to focus intercession for this important part of the earth.

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Give Him 15
Daily
Everywhere
 
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).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Every day at 8am these Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond. And 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 a simple and amazingly 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!
 
Kingdom come, today…
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in March 2021.

“’And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’”  Zechariah 2:5 (NIV)

This past weekend over 1000 students and leaders from student ministries around Athens gathered at Athens Church for The Mix. Though things were quite different this year, thanks to COVID, it was actually an amazingly catalytic event. We had prayer going on ONSITE and OFFSITE. Thank you everyone who participated. I believe one of the primary reasons The Mix was so successful was because of the prayer. One key verse we prayed throughout the time was Zechariah 2:5, crying out for God to be a fire wall on the outside while releasing His glory on the inside. He answered our prayer!!! Please continue to pray as the students return to their youth groups, homes and quasi normal life in this new era!

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

Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 3 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

Worship Pastors from around Athens meet up to pray together on the first Wednesday of each month. Please pray as those wo lead worship ministries in Athens. While you’re at it ask God to increase the depth and anointing of worship in every church in our city. Ask God to teach us deeper into His presence. Ask Him for an open heaven over every location where worship is regularly happening in our city!

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Pastors from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. On the last Thursday of the month we open it up for all pastors and key leadership in churches to join us as well. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and a passion to see revival released right here in our city!

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursdays March 4 & 18 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley Chapel (loft)

Every other Thursday, those who lead campus / college ministries come together to pray for each other and for reaching and discipling the thousands of college students in Athens. College students are so hungry for connecting and for truth. Ask God to release a powerful move of the Holy Spirit on every college campus and upon every college aged person in our city.

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, March 6 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

Please join us on the first Saturday of the month, as we hit the pavement, crying out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA. Followers of Christ from all around Athens are encouraged meet at The Arch before we prayerfully wander around campus and/or downtown Athens. Onsite prayer really does matter! We are pressing into God for revival on this campus, across our city and beyond! These prayer walks are always unique and quite a blessing to those who join us! Please come if you’re able!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, March 8 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
This very important time for intercessors from across Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into this new era. We will be praying into the Altar of Fire and The Mix! If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

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

On the second Wednesday of each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Use this as an opportunity to pray for the pastors in 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 long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the unity among pastors in our city in 2021. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. Cry out for the authority of the word of God would increase in each pulpit and for each pastor to know an increase in anointing in their preaching! And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, that they would not be silenced!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 11 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Coming out of The Mix weekend, this month the Student Pastors from around Athens meet up to pray together on the second Thursday (usually we meet on the first Thursday). Please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hunger in the students across our city in 2021! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond. Ask God to protect, nourish and grow every seed that was planted at The Mix!

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

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new era. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 18 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

On the third Thursday of each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in this new era.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, March 18, 2021 / 7 to 9pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605
 
In March we will be continuing our monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. This gathering is not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God, with a wholehearted surrender to Jesus. This is an amazing time of worship, high praise, prayer and surrender. 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!!! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Give Him 15
Daily Everywhere
 
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).

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

FOR MORE 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 people are praying in our city! We are also now including many of these posts on the APN blog on our website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/blog/#watch.
 
Standing, believing and crying out together in this crucial moment in history…
Steve

Prayer Guide for The Mix 21

February 26-27, 2021
Athens Church

OFFSITE prayer starts Friday at noon and concludes at midnight Saturday. To sign up for a slot go to  https://www.slottr.com/sheets/18259171

ONSITE prayer will be happening in The Mix Prayer Room, located in The Gallery (next to the green space, across the street from Starbucks) at Athens Church. You can come and pray for the students and leaders at The Mix any time the room is open – Friday from 6 to 9pm and Saturday 9am to 9pm.

Thank you for praying for The Mix 2021!

Like everything else this year, The Mix will look different than years past. As you pray, remember God knew this all along and is fully willing and able to move among these students within the many changes. 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. God has already 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 primary purpose of The Mix is to provide a relevant and safe context for students across our city to come to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus.

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

Prepare the Way

In 2 Chronicles 5, Solomon had finished the work of building the temple and all the leaders came together before the people of God. They worshipped and “praised the Lord, saying, “For He is good, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever,” then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not remain standing to minister because of the cloud; for the glory and brilliance of the Lord filled the house of God.” (2 Chronicles 5:13-14) Let’s begin by worshipping God for preparing the way practically and spiritually for each student. 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, that He would make His glory and brilliance as evident among these students as He did among the Israelites in 2 Chronicles. 

Deuteronomy 3:24 (NASB)
‘Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?

Psalm 77:14 (NASB)
You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.

Throughout this weekend, we need the Holy Spirit to do the work of preparing students to recognize and respond to the move of God. This requires God to prepare the way in practical and spiritual ways. 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. 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 the heart of the contrite.

Holy Expectation

With many changes and differences in The Mix this year, there is both temptation to compare it to previous years and invitation to let it be whatever God wants. Let’s ask God to stir in us expectations based on who He is instead of what we want. Where students may face doubt or fear about all that is different, if the good or bad from other years will be repeated, ask God to reveal that He is steady, unchanging and remains the same forever. (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8) Where expectations do not align with God’s will or student’s experience, ask God to draw near to individual’s personally to restore hope in Jesus in the midst of disappointment. In areas where students (or leaders) feel or believe God has disappointed them or let them down, cry out for revelation of Jesus to breathe new life into dry bones, bringing to life promises and hope that have been dead or discounted. (Ezekiel 37:10-12) Ask God to instill in every person faith and confidence He is willing and able to redeem, restore and be part of every story and situation (Mark 1:40-41). Ask God to speak in powerful and personal ways to stir hope that He is faithful.

Numbers 23:19 (NASB)
God is not a man, that He would lie, Nor a son of man, that He would change His mind; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Psalm 19:14 (AMP)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 39:7 (NASB)
And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

Psalm 71:5 (NASB)
For You are my hope; Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth

Isaiah 40:31 (AMP)
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

Hebrews 10:36-38 (NCV)
You must hold on, so you can do what God wants and receive what he has promised. For in a very short time, “The One who is coming will come and will not be delayed. Those who are right with me will live by faith. But if they turn back with fear, I will not be pleased with them.”

Exponential Engagement

With 16 churches, there are many different ways of doing things. Let’s ask God to bridge every gap and reset every breakdown in communication. Ask God to bring every small group leader onto the same page with the Spirit, the speakers and the worship team. Ask God to fill every student pastor with humility, peace and confidence as they lead their students into new experiences with God. Ask God to encounter each pastor and do eternal work in their hearts that will overflow into weekly teaching, leader training and even hiring decisions. Ask God to speak new life into each leader, that they too would be refreshed by God’s spirit as they encounter Him in the worship, teaching and discussion. Pray for students to engage fully with God’s Word this weekend, connecting the dots between who they have heard God to be and how they have personally experienced Him. Pray that across churches and throughout groups, students, leaders and staff would champion one another toward Jesus without competition or comparison. Ask God to build connection between churches and across groups that would reflect the power and blessing of a united church.

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

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

Even more than previous years, the online options and traveling plans of many churches mean parents are more fully involved. Take some time to ask God to encounter parents and bring them into more personal and intimate relationship with Jesus. Ask God to bring each parent-child relationship to new levels of effort, grace, trust and discipleship on both sides. Cry out in agreement with parents who have been praying for their child’s salvation, health, or decisions and children who have been desperately asking God to save, heal, or bring parents’ home. Ask God to grant endurance to those who are growing weary waiting for a move of God. Ask God to reveal and speak Truth into every heart that He is faithful every time.

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

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

Hebrews 10:35-37 (NASB)
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.

Offering an online option for the first time this year means more students can be involved, and there is new territory in which we need to pray! Ask God to prove Himself sovereign over all creation including weather, power and internet connections. Ask God to calm any storm- that there would be no loss of power, no damage to equipment or signals, nothing to keep His Word from going forth and accomplishing His will. Ask God to protect students who will be viewing from home- declare that every student will be safe from interruptions, hackers, viruses, or lies they weren’t part of what God is doing. Ask God to intervene in every family in which a student is trying to watch the Mix, that sibling rivalries, data overages, conflicts/fighting over computer/tv time, etc. would bow to the authority of God’s word and the glory of His presence even over distances. Ask God very practically to keep every student, leader, parent and volunteer healthy and safe throughout the weekend. Declare every taunt or threat or lie of satan and every hidden thing is destroyed as God’s Truth is spoken over these students all weekend long (2 Corinthians 4:1-6).

Isaiah 55:11 (NASB)
So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the purpose for which I sent it.

Isaiah 66:1-2 (NASB)
This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is My throne and the earth is the footstool for My feet. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, so all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. “But I will look to this one, at one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at My word.”

Services/Schedule

Use this schedule to pray for students in the actual “live” sessions, as they worship, hear the messages and respond to the Gospel.

  • Friday: 7:00pm – 8:45pm
  • Saturday (@ Home Church): 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: Church at Home Church

Doors will open 30 minutes before each service. Pray that God would stir each student with expectation and wonder as they wait for the service to begin. Pray that God would seat them right where they need to be, right next to the person He has for them to be around.

This year, we will be having a sessions in two different auditoriums at Athens Church. This will allow us to provide physical distancing as well as program towards specific age groups. Please pray that students would listen, receive and respond to what the Holy Spirit is saying and doing in their lives!  

On Saturday morning, every youth group will get to bring The Mix back to their home church! The Mix is providing a “Church Kit” for each group, that will include a video message, small group questions, games and other activities for their group to spend time together. We have never done this before. Please pray that students would absorb everything that is presented and to engage as if it was in the larger corporate settings.

Saturday afternoon is open for each group to spend it any way that brings their group together. Often groups find ways to serve throughout the city, spend time relaxing with their leaders, or join other groups for fun activities! Please pray that God would use this time together in memorable, fruitful and powerful ways.

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 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.

From The Mix Small Group Curriculum:

If 2020 has revealed anything for our students, it has shown them their futures look uncertain, truth is elusive, identity is fluid, and people are crazy. Yet hasn’t this been the story of people since the beginning? There are always calamities waiting to derail our best-laid plans. There is still someone telling us that what we know to be true might be false. Who we think we are seems to be a moving target that never stops. And well, people might be crazy. In cultural upheaval, students have opportunities to trust in a God who has been faithful to His people throughout all of history. Over and over, people have forgotten what promises He made to them. Yet, when rediscovery happens, revival follows.

We want our students in Athens, GA, to know that “God is a Man of His Word.” He has made them promises. He has a plan to include them in His mission. And He is FAITHFUL. God keeps His promises.

Session 1: God Keeps His Promises

Session 2: The Bible is How We Know His Promises (Video Message)

Session 3: Faithful People Under God’s Promises Change the World

Speakers

As Gerald Fadayomi and D.A. Horton speak, ask God to make His voice and faithfulness known to them in deeper ways, to transform them in such ways they cannot help but declare the reality and nearness of God. Ask God to anoint their lips, that they would speak with the authority of heaven as messengers directly from God speaking words that are spirit and life (John 6:63). Ask God to amplify their testimonies to capture students’ attention and silence satan’s accusation in ways that last. Ask God to make Himself great, and destroy any pride or idolatry that may attempt to steal the glory He alone deserves. Ask each speaker grow in humility and wonder of God as he speaks. Ask God to make clear to each student the simple application and steps to obey Him in each of these truths- God is faithful to keep His promises (1 Thessalonians 5:23), Scripture is how we know what He promises (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and Faithful people under God’s promises change the world (Acts 1:8). Ask God to show each student He is faithful (2 Timothy 2:13), a man of His Word (Psalm 145:13), that He will do all He has said and finish every work He has begun (Philippians 1:6).

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB)
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

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

Revelation 12:10-11 (NASB)
Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

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. As settings and time may be different than previous years, 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 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. Ask God to move among leaders to stir a greater fear of the Lord, awareness of the weight of this calling of leadership, and greater integrity moving forward in discipleship with Jesus.

Fruit that Remains

Our primary purpose of The Mix is to provide a relevant and safe context for students across our city to come to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus. The Mix 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).

1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 (NASB)
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sakes. You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word during great affliction with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

Psalm 7:12 (NCV)
If they do not change their lives, God will sharpen His sword; He will string His bow and take aim.

Jeremiah 26:13 (NCV)
Now change your lives and start doing good and obey the Lord your God. Then He will change His mind and not bring on you the disaster He has told you about.

Ezekiel 18:32 (NCV)
I do not want anyone to die, says the Lord God, so change your hearts and lives so you may live.

Romans 12:2 (NCV)
Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to Him and what is perfect.

Colossians 1:21-25 (NCV)
At one time you were separated from God. You were His enemies in your minds, and the evil things you did were against God. But now God has made you His friends again. He did this through Christ’s death in the body so that He might bring you into God’s presence as people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty. This will happen if you continue strong and sure in your faith. You must not be moved away from the hope brought to you by the Good News that you heard. That same Good News has been told to everyone in the world, and I, Paul, help in preaching that Good News.

James 1:2-4 (NASB)
Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

The Church participating in The Mix 2021

Covid-19 has required us to do things quite a bit differently this year. We have less than half the churches who participated last year, participating this year. But still we are believing that this year could be one of the best, most fruitful ones yet. The emotional and spiritual climate in our world has really prepared the students and leaders. There is a real hunger and desperateness in our communities. Please be praying for God to use The Mix as a catalyst in the churches (listed below) as well as in the schools and neighborhoods where these students live and spend their time. Ask God for revival / awakening / reformation / transformation in these churches and student ministries that will shake their churches, campuses, our city and the world.

Alps Road Presbyterian
Athens Church
Briarwood Baptist
Classic City
Cloud’s Creek Baptist
Cornerstone Church Athens
Faith Presbyterian
Friendship Baptist
Harmony Baptist
Lexington Baptist
Living Hope
New Covenant Worship Center
Prince Avenue Baptist
Salem Baptist
Tuckston UMC
Watkinsville First Baptist

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Thanks again for joining us in praying for The Mix 2021, for the students, the leaders and for a catalytic movement of God to come out of it!!! Your prayers really do have a powerful impact on The Mix! And thank you Kelsey Parham (Watkinsville First Baptist Church) for helping put this prayer guide together!!!

Prayer Opportunities in February 2021.

“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand yet the meaning of what I’m doing, but soon it will be clear to you.’” John 13:7 (TPT)

 Right now, it could seem that God is absent, well or at least not doing very much. It could seem that in light of the greatest prayer movement in history, involving millions of people across our nation and beyond, has not moved God’s heart. Was it too little too late? Did we not pray correctly, or not repent enough? Would it have required double the prayer and fasting? Actually, I totally believe our prayer, fasting, repentance and obedience HAS been heard, and God is moving. I believe the bowls in heaven are overflowing (Revelation 8:3-5). He is doing things that we cannot see. He is still exposing the depth of corruption in our nation and our leaders. He is like a master chess player simply moving His pieces into place. The answer is coming! Now is not the time for us to give up, to give in, to tap out or to simply stop believing in God or that prayer works! We are about to witness something only God could do. And many believe it will launch us into the greatest awakening the world has ever seen. As Jesus said in Luke 18:1, keep on praying and never give up!
 
Here are some ways you can pray with and for others this month….
 
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 3 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad St., Athens

Worship Pastors from around Athens are now meeting up to pray together on the first Wednesday of each month. Please pray as those who lead worship ministries in Athens. While you’re at it ask God to increase the depth and anointing of worship in every church in our city. Ask God to teach us deeper into His presence. Ask Him for an open heaven over every location where worship is regularly happening in our city.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 4 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Student Pastors from around Athens meet up to pray together on the first Thursday each month. Please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hunger in the students across our city in 2021! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond. Ask God to make a way for every student that is supposed to be at The Mix this year to be there, ready to respond to the word of God!
  
Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Pastors from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. On the last Thursday of the month we open it up for all pastors and key leadership in churches to join us as well. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and a passion to see revival released right here in our city!
 
Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursdays February 4 & 18 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley Chapel (loft)

Every other Thursday, those who lead campus / college ministries come together to pray for each other and for reaching and discipling the thousands of college students in Athens. College students are so hungry for connecting and for truth. Ask God to release a powerful move of the Holy Spirit on every college campus and upon every college aged person in our city.
 
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 10 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

On the second Wednesday of each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Use this as an opportunity to pray for the pastors in 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 long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the unity among pastors in our city in 2021. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. Cry out for the authority of the word of God would increase in each pulpit and for each pastor to know an increase in anointing in their preaching! And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, that they would not be silenced!

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, February 13 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

Please join us on the second Saturday of the month (usually the first Saturday), as we hit the pavement, crying out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA. Followers of Christ from all around Athens are encouraged meet at The Arch before we prayerfully wander around campus and/or downtown Athens. Onsite prayer really does matter! We are pressing into God for revival on this campus, across our city and beyond! These prayer walks are always unique and quite a blessing to those who join us! Please come if you’re able!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, February 15 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
This very important time for intercessors from across Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into this new era. We will be praying into the Altar of Fire and The Mix! If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 17 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new era. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 18 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart, GA 30622

On the third Thursday of each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in this new era.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, February 18, 2021 / 7pm
Venue TBD
 
In February we will be continuing our monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. This gathering is not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God, with a wholehearted surrender to Jesus. This is an amazing time of worship, high praise, prayer and surrender. If you’re interested in giving it all to Jesus, this is for you. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. The venue will be announced shortly!

The Mix 2021
Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2021
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606
 
The Mix is on in 2021. This year we will be at Athens Church, and of course, observing whatever we need to in order to keep everyone COVID safe. And of course, we will be having a prayer room that will cover this vital youth gathering in Athens. We plan to adjust the number in the room according to where things are up to regarding the pandemic. We will be looking for teams to sign up for ONE HOUR slots, as well as prayer assistants committing to THREE HOUR slots. Please mark your calendar. Let me know if you are interested in being a Prayer Assistant this year! Signups for individual churches and groups to grab ONE HOUR slots in The Mix Prayer Watch will be available soon.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Give Him 15
Daily
Everywhere
 
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).

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

For more (and 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 people are praying in our city! We are also include many of these posts on the APN blog on this website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/blog/#watch.
 
Advancing God’s Kingdom together through unity, prayer, intercession and warfare!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in January 2021.

“Keep a constant watch over your soul, and pray for the courage and grace to prevail over these things that are destined to occur and that you will stand before the presence of the Son of Man with a clear conscience.”  Luke 21:36 (TPT)

Earlier this week, we heard Jeremiah Johnson say that he believed Luke 21 was for 2021. Take time to marinate in it and ultimately don’t be distracted by what’s coming, but stay alert, stay focused on Jesus. We are going to see and experience many unexplainable, mysterious, and miraculous things. Some good, some not so good, but don’t listen to the lies and rumors of the world. Please keep praying! Here are some ways you can pray with and for others this month….

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 2 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

As we launch into the new year, please join us on the first Saturday of the month, as we hit the pavement, crying out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA. Followers of Christ from all around Athens are encouraged meet at The Arch before we prayerfully wander around campus and/or downtown Athens. Onsite prayer really does matter! Please come if you’re able!

Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 6 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606

Worship Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday. Please pray as we relaunch this vital and timely group!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 7 / 9 to 10am
Venue TBD

Student Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday of 2021. Please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hungry in the students across our city in 2021! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond.

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605

Pastors from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and a passion to see revival released right here in our city!

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 9, 2021 / 9am to 4pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

The theme of Athens College of Ministry’s annual prayer conference this year is “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Join us to explore the Great I Am and see the new things that He is accomplishing during this era in the world and through His Church. You are part of His plans and purposes for making all things new! The cost is $35. For more info and/or to register, go to http://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/

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

This very important time for intercessors from across Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into 2021. We will be praying into the Altar of Fire! If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 13 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

On the second Wednesday of each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Please pray for the pastors in 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 long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the unity among pastors in our city in 2021. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, that they would not be silenced!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 20 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart 30622

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new year, as well as for the season. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 21 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Baptist – 2390 W Broad St, Athens 30606

On the third Thursday of each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in 2021.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 7pm
Venue TBD

In January we will be launching a monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. Fire existed before creation because it was in God. If you can’t feel the heat, you’re not close enough to the flame! This is not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God. If that is you, please mark your calendar and plan

COMING SOON…

The Mix 2021
Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2021
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606

The Mix is on in 2021. This year we will be at Athens Church, and of course, observing whatever we need to in order to keep everyone COVID safe. We will be having a prayer room that will cover this vital youth gathering in Athens. We plan to adjust the number in the room according to where things are up to regarding the pandemic. We will be looking for teams to sign up for ONE HOUR slots, as well as prayer assistants committing to THREE HOUR slots. Please mark your calendar. More details will be coming soon.

ONGOING AND INSPIRATIONAL…

Give Him 15
Daily
Everywhere

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/

Campus Prayer
Planning to launch back on Monday, January 11 / 1 to 2pm
Currently via Zoom

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Will launch back on Thursday January 7 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley Chapel (loft)

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

These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every morning at 8am. And they are posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is a great and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city for our city! BTW, if you’d no longer like to receive these, please simply reply to the daily text “REMOVE.”

FOR MORE 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 people are praying in our city! We are also now including many of these posts on the APN blog on our website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/blog/#watch.

Advancing God’s Kingdom together in 2021!!!
Steve 

Prayer Opportunities in December 2020.

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him.”  Psalm 24:1 (NLT)

In a day when everything seems to be in the balance, the reality is, God is still enthroned above it all. The earth is His! And He has given us the responsibility to govern His creation through our prayer. And the great thing about it, right now, prayer is being stirred up across the earth. As we press into the end of the year, there is so much at stake. Please keep praying! Here are some ways you can pray with and for others this month….

Daniel Fast for our nation
December 1 through 21, 2020
Everywhere

Lou Engle is calling a 21-day Daniel Fast for our nation. This is not a time to back off, or give into the enemy’s lies that the outcome of the election is already determined. We are crying out these 21 days for God to end abortion and bring revival to our nation. The outcome of this election will have an impact on that! Please consider joining the fast (but don’t broadcast it) in whatever manner the Lord would lead you. And continue to press into warfare prayer for our nation!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, December 3 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist – 1610 Simonton Bridge Road, Watkinsville, 30677

Student Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday of December. We invite those who are not student pastors to join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hungry in the students across our city! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond.

Leader’s Summit
Thursday, December 3 / 11am to noon
On line everywhere

Join THE SEND collaboration for a national online pastors and leaders gathering. Francis Chan, Lou Engle and others will be facilitating this gathering. We are in a crucial moment of history where the church has to take its place of leadership and where every believer must be activated to their missional and evangelistic calling. As THE SEND is launching their most collaborative and biggest vision yet. There are more ways for churches, movements and organizations to work together and take part in what hopefully will be the largest wave of mobilization of evangelism and missions in history! To register (free) go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-send-a-national-pastor-leaders-gathering-online-tickets-121657614199?fbclid=IwAR14zDmygmoSkzZbc7KlQPi-gGeoUkoksA9KusJazmepD20qJ479kvh3fG0

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, December 5 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

As we wrap the year, please join us on the first Saturday of the month, as we hit the pavement, crying out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA. Followers of Christ from all around Athens are encouraged meet at The Arch before we prayerfully wander around campus and/or downtown Athens. Onsite prayer really does matter! Please come if you’re able!

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Mondays, December 7, 14 and 21 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605

Athens from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 9 / 9 to 10am
Hill Chapel Baptist – 1692 W Hancock Avenue, Athens 30606

Each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Today, please pause and pray for the pastors in 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 long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the unity among pastors in our city. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, that they would not be silenced!

High Noon Showdown
Saturday, December 12 / noon
From coast to coast

See Dean Briggs Facebook page (zoom with Lou Engle) for more details… https://www.facebook.com/dbarkleybriggs/videos/4714767751928928. We will post more information when it comes out. For now, please mark your calendar!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, December 14 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This very important time for intercessors from across Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into 2021. If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 16 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this season, as well as for the next. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

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

On the third Thursday of each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges into the post-election season.

Coming soon…

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 9, 2021 / 9am to 4pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

The theme of Athens College of Ministry’s annual prayer conference this year is “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Join us to explore the Great I Am and see the new things that He is accomplishing during this era in the world and through His Church. You are part of His plans and purposes for making all things new! There is a 10% early bird discount available until December 9. After that, the price will go up to $35. For more info and/or to register, go to http://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/

Pastors Unity Prayer
Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 10am to noon
Venue TBD

This has been a tough season, testing our racial relationship amongst the pastors in Athens. Ephesians 4:3 (NIV) says we are to “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” This is such a critical time to maintain this unity! This gathering of black and white pastors is absolutely “essential” in our day! Please fervently pray for the relationships between the black and white pastors in our city as we choose to walk by a different beat than that of the world. Pray for us as we gather for this time of sharing, discussion and prayer (and food)!

Altar of Fire
Thursday, January 28, 2021 / evening
Venue TBD

In January we will be launching a monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. If you can’t feel the heat, you’re not close enough to the flame! This is not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God. If that is you, please mark your calendar and plan

Ongoing and inspirational…

Give Him 15
Daily
Everywhere

If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/

Campus Prayer
Will launch back on January Monday 11 / 1 to 2pm
Currently via Zoom

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

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

For more (and 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 people are praying in our city!

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in November 2020.

“Behold, I am standing at the door, knocking. If your heart is open to hear My voice and you open the door within, I will come in to you and you will feast with Me.” 
Revelation 3:20 (TPT)

This has been an unprecedented season. In the midst of all the challenges, Jesus has been calling out to His bride. Those who have ears have been hearing and responding, inviting Jesus into a deeper more intimate relationship. Others have not heard the knocking because of the distractions of this season. The imagery of this passage of Jesus knocking on the door of our heart is not an evangelistic call to accept Him as you Savior. This was written to the body of believers of Laodicea. In Jesus’ day, when a man wanted to marry a woman, he and his father would go to the bride-to-be’s house and knock on the door. If she opened it up all the way and accepts the cup he is offering her, she would be communicating that she would be his bride (adapted from notes in TPT). It is said that before Jesus comes for His bride He will come to His bride (Jeremiah Johnson). That is exactly what is happening in this season. The good news, it is not too late to respond. Tell Him right now that you want to be His bride, that you will open the door of your heart and allow Him to take you deeper and prepare you for the wedding feast of the Lamb (Revelation 19). Please pray that for your pastor and church (as well as the other churches in Athens), specifically, that they would have ears to hear His voice and the knocking, and have the faith and passion to open the door for Him to come in deeper than ever before!

This month as we continue to engage in an epic battle, please don’t let up. Let the Lord stir prayer in you like never before. If you ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray, He will (Romans 8:26-27)! Here are some ways you can pray with and for others this month….

Praying toward the Elections
Through November 3
Everywhere

We have been praying together, since September 25 for the election. Each day at 7am a different prayer missile has been posted on the APN Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281. These have been used as a launch pad to saturate prayer during this most important election of our lifetime, every day, together!!! The whole prayer guide will be available at the APN website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/praying-toward-the-elections/. Please continue to pray up to and through election day!!! Be watching for more focused prayer post-election!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 5 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Student Pastors (Middle School and High School) from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday of November. We invite those who are not student pastors to join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hungry in the students across our city! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond.

UGA Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursday, November 5 &19 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley (Loft in Chapel) – 1196 S Lumpkin St., Athens

Those who lead the various campus or college ministries are invited to pray together for each other and for a powerful move of God across the campus. Join us in prayer from wherever you are to ask God for this coming move across UGA. And, ask God to strengthen and refresh all those who are ministering and/or trying to reach college students in Athens in the midst of these ‘socially distant’ and virtual days we are currently living in!

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, November 7 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

Please join us if you’re able, on the first Saturday of the month, as we pound the pavement, crying out for a move of God here at UGA. Christ followers from around Athens are invited meet at The Arch before prayerfully wandering around campus and/or downtown Athens.

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

We will be gathering, in person, as the Athens Intercessors Community in the APN Prayer Center. We catch up with what God has been saying to us and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into the post-election season. If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 11 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Dr., Athens 30606

Senior pastors from around Athens come together each month to pray for and with each other! If you’re able, please join us and pray from wherever you are to pray for the pastors in our city, starting with your own! Pray that God would give them divine insights and wisdom from above, extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community. Pray that God would guard and even expand the unity among pastors in our city. In the midst of all the weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. And ask God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, during such a time as this!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 12 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope (Chapel) – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in an environment they have never been in before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time 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 that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges into the post-election season.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 18 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 group leaders to lead their groups well in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders, especially for the next season. 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 prepare the church in Athens for the coming harvest! And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Pastors Racial Unity
Thursday, November 19 / 10am to noon
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605

This has been a tough season, a time of testing of our racial relationship amongst the pastors in Athens. Ephesians 4:3 (NIV) says we are to “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” This is such a critical time to maintain this unity! This gathering of black and white pastors is absolutely “essential” for our city in our day! Please fervently pray for the relationships between the black and white pastors in our city as we choose to walk by a different beat than that of the world. Pray for us as we gather for this time of sharing, discussion and prayer (and food)!

Campus Prayer
Mondays / 1 to 2pm
Currently via Zoom

ONGOING AND INSPIRATIONAL…

Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 8am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:55am 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

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

FOR MORE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually (and especially recently) it is much 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 people are praying in our city! We are now including many of these posts on the APN blog, which is found on our website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/blog/#watch.

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

Prayer Opportunities in October 2020.

“I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming.
He has no hold over Me…”
John 14:30 (NIV)

Other versions put it slightly different: “he has no claim on Me” (ESV), “no power over Me” (NLT), “he has nothing to use against Me (TPT), “he has nothing on Me” (CEB) and “he has nothing in common with Me” (AMP). This verse reveals the principle of no common ground. Like Jesus, we are to have nothing in common with the devil! This is one of the primary reasons why so many people get beat up in spiritual warfare, because they have common ground with the enemy! We are not to partner with darkness, at all! Any place that is not of the Spirit is of the flesh, is an open door, a foothold for the enemy (see Galatians 5:16-26). We create a common ground when we allow disbelief, fear, anxiety, anger, lust, pride, selfishness, rebellion, and the such, to operate in our lives! Any level of those things create a common ground. Consider what Terry Crist said in Interceding Against Powers of Darkness; “The reason Jesus was so effective in spiritual warfare… is because no common ground existed between Him and His adversary. When the devil struck at Jesus, there was absolutely nothing whatsoever in Him to receive the ‘hit.’ When Satan examined Him, there was nothing for him to find. Jesus and Satan had no relationship one to another, no common ground. In this hour of intense warfare, be sure to go before the Lord, crying out for Him to show you any “common ground” you have given to the devil (Psalm 139:23-24). And then confess, turn from it and invite the Holy Spirit to come fill those spots with His truth and presence!

This month we are in an epic battle. Please make sure you are ready for it! Now here are some important ways to pray with and for others this month….

Praying toward the Elections
September 25 through November 3

Between now and election day we are having a special season of prayer for the elections. Each day at 7am a different prayer missile is posted on the APN Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281. Please use these as a launch pads to saturate this most important election of our lifetime in prayer, every day!!! The whole prayer guide will be available at the APN website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/praying-toward-the-elections/

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 1 / 9 to 10am
WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge Road, Watkinsville 30677

Keeping with our rhythm the first Thursday of October, Student Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray. For those of you who are not student pastors, please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hungry in the students across our city! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Cry out to God that He would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond.

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, October 3 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

On the first Saturday of the month Christ followers from around Athens, meet at The Arch before pounding the pavement, crying out for a move of God here. Please join us if you can!

UGA Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Thursday, October 8 & 22 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley (Bob’s office) – 1196 S Lumpkin St., Athens

Every other Thursday, those who lead campus or college ministries are invited to join us praying for each other and for God to move powerfully across the college campus. Please join us in prayer from wherever you are to ask God for a powerful move at UGA. Also, ask God to strengthen and blow fresh wind upon all those who are ministering or trying to reach college students.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 14 / 9 to 10am
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30606

Each month senior pastors from around Athens gather to pray for and with each other! If you’re able, please join us from wherever you are to pray for the pastors in our city, starting with your own! Pray that God would give them divine wisdom from above, extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, even hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community. Pray that God would guard and even expand the unity among pastors in our city. In the midst of all the weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. And ask God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, during such a time as this!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 15 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Dr., Athens 30606
 
Those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in an environment they have never been in before. 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. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is very a very important ministry at such an crucial time as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges into the next season.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, October 19 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
After shifting the date for this month (third Monday instead of second), we will be gathering, in person, as the Athens Intercessors Community in the APN Prayer Center. We will catch up with what God has been saying to us, worship and pray together. If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 21 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, 30622

Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even 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 in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this season, as well as for the next. 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. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

COMING UP…

Pastors Racial Unity
Thursday, November 19 / 10am to noon
Venue TBD

This gathering of black and white pastors is “essential” in our day! We live in tense days, and our pastors will continue to meet up to pray and discuss how we can walk this out in ways that honor each other and pleases God. Please fervently pray for the relationships between the black and white pastors in our city as we choose to walk by a different beat than that of the world.

ONGOING AND INSPIRATIONAL…

Campus Prayer
Mondays / 1 to 2pm
Currently via Zoom

Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 8am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:55am 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
 
These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every morning at 8am. And they are posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is a great and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!

FOR MORE 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 people are praying in our city!
 
Bless you heaps!!!
Steve

Praying toward the Elections

40 days – Friday, September 25 through Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Between Friday, September 25 and election day, we will share a different daily prayer focus. We have prepared 40 different prayer missiles to be fired during this season in the buildup to this important election. The clearer the target the more accurate the hit. These daily prayer missiles are to provide you a launch pad to pray throughout the day. Each day these will be posted on the APN Facebook page at 7am.

I understand that we are living in a day where people are so sensitive and easily offended. We will be focusing a lot of prayer on abortion. Please pray for God’s will to be done in this election. Ask God for the government that would best provide a context for His work to advance in and through our nation. And pray that God would give a historic undisputed and indisputable clear result with no violent resistance following the election.

These daily prayer missiles are not posted for discussion, but for prayer. Please do not reply unless it is positive and prayer focused. These prayer missiles are not exhaustive or represent everything that needs to be prayed for during these next 40 days. Please invite the Holy Spirit to lead you and pray through you as you pray toward the 2020 elections (Romans 8:26-27).

For more options such as voter guide and candidate information, check out the Intercessors for America website (https://ifapray.org/).

Prayer Missile 1 – September 25

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 (NIV)

May God bring EVERYTHING in our nation that is in the darkness into the light (Ephesians 5:8-14) and that NOTHING would remain hidden. As we begin our 40 day praying toward the election, ask God to reveal the hidden things in the foundation of our nation that may influence the results of this election. Ask God to expose the cornerstones of our nation that were not of Him. Ask God to expose the places where the candidates stand on faulty foundations. Ask Him to expose everything that is intentionally or incidentally hidden from the public’s eye. And ask God for open eyes to see what He is exposing.

Prayer Missile 2 – September 26

“Everything exposed by light becomes visible.” Ephesians 5:13 (NIV)

Abortion is a terrible thing! In so many ways our nation has grown cold to the hideousness of abortion. Many have been deceived into thinking it is just the removal of tissue. Bottomline, it is the murder of the most innocent! Please pray that the Church would wake up to this truth. Pray for each candidate and their party’s stance on abortion to be truly seen for what it is, that nothing would remain hidden.

Please check out Love Every Heart Beat at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/see-life/

Prayer Missile 3 – September 27

Ask the Holy Spirit to shift the spiritual climate over our nation by the church choosing to bless instead of cursing the candidates. Our disunity shouts loudly to the world. Pray for all of the presidential candidates in the 2020 election. Ask for peace and life over Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and over President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence. Ask God to abundantly pour out His love, power and wisdom upon each of them. Ask God to visit them with His goodness. Cry out for God to bring each of them into the fullness of His purposes and plans, for them and for our nation! Plead for the Father to make His name holy through them, and for His kingdom to come and will to be done by them “as it is in heaven!” Pray for miracles!!!

Prayer Missile 4 – September 28

“For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” Ephesians 5:12 (NIV)

There is a shocking link between abortion, Planned Parenthood and sex trafficking. Please pray that God would continue to expose these hidden works of darkness. And that our nation, but especially the church, would have eyes to see it!

See article for more details…  https://www.liveaction.org/news/link-sex-trafficking-abortion-planned-parenthood/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=93706365&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9J36M7Gg2N-1ii7yl7RH05qu4ztY591YfhNtauSQC9LF0–Eh9SFMJsRfWCWISBOiE6SoAGjwRW_X6QN2dWmlmhJg-fU7w7KlJfGQzvJ-AG_YkCfM&utm_content=93706365&utm_source=hs_email

Prayer Missile 5 – September 29

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 (CSB)

Many young people today do not have an accurate understanding of America’s amazing history. Many proclaim to be “socialists” or support the socialist platform, but don’t even know what it is. They have been lied to by the media, by a corrupted education system and worse, a lukewarm Church. Though our country is not perfect nor has a perfect past (sin, racism, slavery, murder…), God has moved powerfully here in the past and has used this nation in amazing ways. Ask God to rip up, tear out, lift and completely remove the veil and deception that keeps people from seeing the truth in our nation. Cry out for God to open the eyes of this nation to see these things that are being exposed, as they really are and as they really happened, the good and the evil (ALL TRUTH), starting with the church (including ourselves). Ask God to release a faith in the church to make Him first and foremost and to live and love like it. And ask God for courage to speak up, to vote and to vote Biblically with truth-based knowledge.

Prayer Missile 6 – September 30

“So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.” Exodus 1:20 (NIV)

The Book of Exodus starts out with Pharaoh attempting to kill all the Hebrew baby boys at the point of birth. But thanks to a few “midwives” who feared God more than they feared Pharaoh, this devilish plot did not succeed. And because these midwives feared God, He blessed them with their own families. These few made a difference for the many, and got blessed too! Please pray for those who are actively fighting on behalf of the unborn today. Ask God to give them success in their efforts. Ask God to bless them tremendously. And ask God to bless the candidates who are pro-life.

Prayer Missile 7 – October 1

It is estimated that nearly 100 million eligible voters did not vote for a president in the 2016 elections. And a huge chunk of those were believers. Please pray that followers of Christ would register to vote and then prayerfully consider the candidates that best fit the Biblical criteria of pro-life and other Godly values. Pray for an undisputed and indisputable result with the most legal voters ever to the polls. BTW, October 5 is the deadline for online registration.

Prayer Missile 8 – October 2

The truth about Margaret Sanger is getting out. She was the architect of Planned Parenthood and they are now trying to distance themselves from her. According to Wikipedia “her goal was to eliminate all people of color.” Please pray today that our nation would see that Planned Parenthood is not for people of color, and that abortion is a weapon the enemy is using against them. Pray that God would put in office people who would defund Planned Parenthood and change the laws in our land regarding abortion.

Prayer Missile 9 – October 3

“Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy.” Matthew 6:9 (CSB)

Right now, there is a fight going on for the next Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett. Please pray for Amy and her family throughout this process. As I understand it, the president in office in this next term will have the opportunity to seat more. This will turn the tide of law for decades to come. Why this is so important is that it is here that the abortion laws will be overturned or upheld. Pray for the candidates who are pro-life and will seat pro-life justices in as many of the courts as possible over the next four years. Pray for candidates who would appoint justices who would honor our heavenly Father’s holy name in the courts across our nation.

Prayer Missile 10 – October 4

“Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.” Matthew 10:4 (NIV)

Sadly, Judas is known for betraying Jesus. He was deceived and entrapped by the devil. Once the devil was done with him, Judas realized what he had done and took his life. Pray that God would lift the deception off each candidate and show them where they are entrapped by the devil. Cry out for God’s grace over each one to know and be set free by the truth.

Prayer Missile 11 – October 5

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:41 (NIV)

The child in the womb is a person with a story and destiny waiting for them to step into. It is an abomination to wipe these children out under the guise of “any circumstance!”  Babies in the womb can sense God’s presence. While John the Baptist was in his mother’s womb, when his mother heard Mary’s voice, she was filled with the Holy Spirit and John leaped for joy (v.44). He was not simply tissue waiting to be delivered as a baby. He was a real live human being who was capable of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray that a paradigm shift would occur in our nation and that the value and personhood of the unborn would be embraced. Pray that God would raise up a government that would reverse Roe vs Wade and that other means to assist women in non-abortive ways would be raised up.

Prayer Missile 12 – October 6

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

Cry out for the church to stop fighting this battle like the world does. We have weapons that have divine power to demolish strongholds! A stronghold is an argument that sets itself above God and His truth. As we pray for the upcoming elections, ask God to demolish every place that is set up against Him and the truth of who He is! And ask Him for a grace in His Church to stop fighting like the world does.

Prayer Missile 13 – October 7

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)

I realize it may be a stretch, but please pray that God would release heavenly wisdom and revelation on each candidate that they might know who He is and how great His love is for them!

Prayer Missile 14 – October 8

“And they have filled this place with the blood of innocent children. They have built pagan shrines to Baal, and there they burn their sons as sacrifices to Baal. I have never commanded such a horrible deed; it never even crossed My mind to command such a thing!” Jeremiah 19:4b-5 (NLT)

God was shocked by His people adopting the appalling practices of other nations, who offered up their children to the foreign god of Baal. Israel ultimately fell under the judgment of God because of this practice. Honestly, with the US murdering over 60 million unborn children over the last fifty years we, too, have been feeding the bloodlust of Molech. It is said that Francis Schaeffer, a Christian philosopher of the 70’s and 80’s put it this way, “Every abortion clinic should have a sign in front of it that says, ‘OPEN BY PERMISSION OF THE CHURCH.’” Please cry out in repentance for the Church’s silence over these years.

Prayer Missile 15 – October 9

“You answer our prayers with amazing wonders and with awe-inspiring displays of power.” Psalm 65:5 (TPT)

Thank God for what He is going to do because of the church praying for this election. Ask Him to awaken multitudes of prayers across our nation who are asking Him to release His amazing wonders and awe-inspiring answers to our prayers. Pray that God would awaken authentic, faith-filled, believing prayer for the candidates. Ask God to use this prayer as a catalyst for revival and awakening in our nation.

Prayer Missile 16 – October 10

Psalm 127 tells us that children are a heritage and that the fruit of the womb is a reward. Yet abortion robs this heritage and reward. When a child is ripped from the womb, a great loss occurs. Families miss out on their heritage and children miss out on their destiny! Sadly, the adoption process is twisted, complicated and unrealistic. Cry out to God to bring bold changes to the adoption process so that children who previously would have been aborted or left in the system can be quickly and more easily placed in Christian homes. Pray for a government that would support this process.

Prayer Missile 17 – October 11

“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16 (NIV)

One morning Elisha and his servant woke up to discover that the enemy had surrounded their city. But Elisha knew that God’s army was greater. He asked God to open Gehazi’s eyes to see, and instantly it became obvious that the enemy dwarfed in comparison to the angelic army of fiery chariots. Ask God to mobilize and strengthen the fiery angelic armies surrounding the election process … to protect the candidates, to sustain them, to make passage where it is currently blocked or locked, and to fight for God’s holy name and purposes!

Prayer Missile 18 – October 12

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37 (NIV)

Other versions say that anything that springs forth beyond this is of the deceiver (TPT). There is so much lying and deception going on. Ask God to grant His people discernment to see through it. Ask God to bind up the lying spirit that is operating in the candidates as well as in the media outlets. Revelation 21:8 says “all liars” (among others) will be thrown into the eternal lake of fire. Why so harsh? God is TRUTH, meaning everything about Him is truthful. Truth is necessary for relationship as well for leading a country. So, pray that God would convict every lying politician to speak truthfully. And to put into office those who are truthful.

Prayer Missile 19 – October 13

“With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Genesis 4:1 (NIV)

From the very beginning it was acknowledged that God is involved in a baby being born. When an abortion occurs, God’s work is interfered with. Just as it is God’s desire for all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9) but not all are, it’s His desire that every baby is born. But not all are! Pray that God’s will and desire would be done in our nation, at such a time as this, through a righteous government!

Prayer Missile 20 – October 14

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13 (NIV)

Wisdom that is driven from selfish ambition and bitter envy is earthly, unspiritual and even demonic. It produces disorder and every evil practice (v15-16). But wisdom from above is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, good fruit, impartial and sincere (v.17). Ask God to expose earthly wisdom and pour out heavenly wisdom on the candidates. Ask God to release a grace for humility over the candidates, and from that place all the characteristics of God’s wisdom from above to be released in their lives.

Prayer Missile 21 – October 15

“Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.” Matthew 2:16 (ESV)

When King Herod learned that the wise men tricked him, he sent his soldiers to kill babies in hope to eliminate Christ. The enemy is still furious and is desiring to kill babies, babies of destiny, who were meant to be world changers. Aborted babies never grow up to surrender their lives to Jesus and accomplish great things for the kingdom of God. Pray that wise men will still fight on behalf unborn children. Pray that the candidates would be more like the wise men than Herod!

Prayer Missile 22 – October 16

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

One of man’s responsibilities from the very beginning was to steward the earth that God had given him. We have not really done a very good job with that responsibility. From individuals littering, to corporations dumping toxins into our rivers and atmosphere, to our government making crazy laws that ultimately harms this planet or stupid laws that really don’t do anything. Ask the Lord to pour out grace on our precious land. Pray that the truth about climate change, and the green deal would be revealed. That every hidden agenda behind it would be exposed and that candidates would truly be gripped with our need to care for God’s creation!

Prayer Missile 23 – October 17

“Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel…” Revelation 2:20 (NIV)

So much of our culture tears men down, especially as seen through Hollywood. Even cartoons often display men as stupid and weak willed. Feminism is vile in God’s eyes, and besides emasculating men from being who God desires them to be, it seeks a place that is unbiblical. Pray that God would set the women politicians and candidates free from the deception of feminism. Ask God to open our eyes to this reality and the demonic power behind it. Ask God to raise up Esthers and Deborahs in every sphere of influence, from government, to education, to the arts, to business, etc.

Prayer Missile 24 – October 18

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (NIV)

Right now with so much deception and lack of truth, ask God to expose and bring into light (Ephesians 5:11-14)…

… what is truth and what is not true that the candidates are espousing…
… every work of the devil to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10)…
… and demolish every stronghold and argument that sets itself up against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Colossians 2:8)…
… every place that deception is operating…
… the ‘rats,’ the traitors and betrayers…
… the anti-Christ spirit and lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2)…
… every form of witchcraft, Jezebel, Ahab…
… the spirit of rebellion…
… the spirit of independence and humanism…
… the ‘bottom dwellers,’ the darkness, and lies…
… the parasites and remove them…
… the fake news, fake narrative and fake history and replace with truth…
… corrupt law enforcement officials (FBI, CIA, NSA, DHS, police, DOJ, sheriff, ICE, etc.). Cry out for God to reform the law enforcement agencies and to dismantle corrupt police unions…
… and bring the liars, murderers, abortionists, law breakers, evil doers, the opposers and the false accusers to account….
… the root and the fruit of the left, of socialism and of Marxism…
… the BLM agenda…
… the Antifa agenda…
… the truth behind ‘anti-racism’ and white privilege…
… the truth behind systemic racism and white guilt…
… the false prophets – i.e. the media…
… every corporation that is suppressing the truth and is working against free speech…
… every place where foreign powers are working against us (i.e. China, Russia, North Korea, Iran)…
… plans for revolution and civil war and dismantle them…
… the infrastructure of evil in our nation!

Amen!

Prayer Missile 25 – October 19

The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.” Joshua 23:9 (NIV)

Throughout the centuries of our nation’s existence, God has protected us from many enemies who sought to conquer and/or destroy us. God has been our Rock, who trained our hands for war and our fingers for battle (Psalm 144:1). Ask God to continue to provide a hedge of protection around the U.S. Ask Him to expose all evil schemes against our nation (both inside and out) and guide our leaders in every aspect of foreign policy and national security.

Prayer Missile 26 – October 20

“You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.” Psalm 139:15-16a (NLT)

God is intimately involved in the unborn child. He weaves children together in their mother’s womb. Abortion is an outright offense against what God is working in the hidden place of the womb. Please pray that the Holy Spirit would change the tide of opinion in our nation. Pray that politicians would come under conviction and into agreement with God about the sanctity of the unborn child!

Prayer Missile 27 – October 21

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” Zechariah 7:9-10 (ESV)

Immigration is a very hot topic and is usually misrepresented. Legal immigration is much different from illegal immigration. The US has always been a home for the immigrant.  Pray that God would give us a government who supports the immigrant, those who legally come to the USA to make it their new home. And for illegal immigrants to be treated and processed in a manner that honors the Lord. Ask God to grant even greater wisdom to our leaders as they weed out those who don’t want to assimilate into our culture and/or desire to do us harm! Ask God to bring true peace in our land. Ask God that His righteousness and justice would prevail. Ask God to make America a place that shows kindness to foreigners, while honoring all the citizens who do live here.

Prayer Missile 28 – October 22

“They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into My mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” Jeremiah 32:35 (ESV)

God is angry about the high places of Baal where our children are being offered up to Molech as sacrifices to demonic powers. Abortion in our nation is a sin that God will hold us accountable for. There is a high-level demonic power behind it. Please repent on behalf of the abomination of child sacrifice in the US. Repent of your own lust or complicity. Ask God for mercy and a bold leadership in our nation to make the necessary changes of the laws and opinions about abortion. Cry out for God to be merciful to our nation.

Prayer Missile 29 – October 23

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

It is time for repentance to sweep across our nation! At the end of the day (that is after election day), what we need more than the “right party” in office, is God to move powerfully in our nation. We need healing between races, between genders, within marriages and in families. We need revival. We need awakening. We need transformation! Cry out for God to convict EVERYONE in the USA of their sin and of their need to come into a transforming and saving relationship with Jesus Christ. It is truly time for us to repent as a nation.

Prayer Missile 30 – October 24

“Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.” Matthew 10:15 (NIV)

Sodom and Gomorrah are known for extreme moral depravity and immorality with no righteous people and were judged because of it! But you have got to wonder how God compares America today with Sodom and Gomorrah of old. Our nation is full of unthinkable perversion, lust which drives pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking. Hollywood has desensitized us. California has just passed laws for adults to have inappropriate relations with a child. Cry for God to have mercy on our land, on the church and our government that has enacted laws that not only permit these things but promote them as well (after all, it’s big business). Pray that God would sensitize His children to the sexual defilement that is so readily accepted as just the norm by the church. Pray that each candidates’ stance on these issues would be exposed and that the church would see and vote accordingly!

Prayer Missile 31 – October 25

“Those trouble makers who have turned the world upside down have come here to our city.” Acts 17:6 (TPT)

Public worship gatherings have been occurring across our nation with repentance, salvation, deliverance and baptisms. In a day where there is much hostility toward the Gospel being preached and worship being offered to Jesus, Sean Feucht and team are stirring things up. Today there is one scheduled in Washington DC. Pray for the thousands who will converge in DC to be filled with the Holy Spirit and for worship to turn our nations capital upside down, with shock waves reverberating across our nation. Also pray for their protection. And that the LIGHT would overwhelm the darkness.

For more about this and to watch it check it out at https://www.facebook.com/sean.feucht

Prayer Missile 32 – October 26

“… Elisha the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king the very words you speak in your bedroom.” 2 Kings 6:12 (NIV)

Attacks upon Israel were being thwarted by prophetic insight into their plans. What they planned to do was being exposed to the King of Israel through Elisha. Ask God to reveal the evil plans being made against our nation, both from the inside and out!

Prayer Missile 33 – October 27

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 (ESV)

The hostility of the world has invaded the church! Sadly, so much of the church is complaining, accusing, cursing and avoiding each other. Yet Jesus said the greatest commandments were to love God with everything we are and to love each other as Christ loves us! Ask God to pour out healing and reconciliation within the church. Jesus said that the world would know Him because of our love for each other. We’ve not done that very well in this season. Confess where you (and your church) have participated in man’s ways instead of God’s. Man’s anger does not accomplish God’s purposes. Ask God to forgive His church for acting and looking like the world. Right now, bless and pray for those who you know don’t see things the same way you do!

Prayer Missile 34 – October 28

“Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:2 (NLT) 

During this season of pandemic, we have seen the unimaginable, churches unconstitutionally being closed down by the government. While protestors freely marched without masks, the church in many states has been pressured to close their doors. There are some in the government who seem to prefer the Christian voice to be silenced. Please pray that the candidates’ true stance on Christian freedoms would be seen to all in our nation, especially within the church. Pray that God would put into office leaders who will protect your religious freedoms.

Prayer Missile 35 – October 29

“Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.” Psalm 122:6 (NLT)

The Lord still loves His chosen people, the promised descendants of Abraham and promises to bless those who love them and pray for them. Cry out to God for a government who will stand with and protect Israel.

Prayer Missile 36 – October 30

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)

Our battle is spiritual. Ask God to give you (and your church) eyes to see into the unseen realm especially at such a time as this. As we head into Halloween weekend, cry out for God to expose and bind up the dark spiritual forces at work in our nation.

Ask God to nullify through the blood of Jesus all the “sacrifices” going on this weekend. Cry out for the enemy’s plans to be brought into the light.

Prayer Missile 37 – October 31

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” Genesis 2:24 (NLT)

As God had directed, marriage has always been between a man and woman. From the very beginning God planned for a man to marry a woman and the two become one flesh. Then together they were to have children and fill the earth. Today, God’s way has been perverted. Throughout the Bible whenever and wherever, God’s ways are perverted, His judgment was not far behind. Cry out for mercy on our nation for its acceptance, even (especially) within the church, of the unbiblical same sex marriages. Pray that God would reveal where candidates truly stand on this, and that the church would vote according to God’s holy standard not simply by what is acceptable. Remember, God has not changed, He is still holy!

Prayer Missile 38 – November 1

Mankind, He has told each of you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (CSB)

Racism is a hideous sin! To see oneself or people as better, superior to others is sin. America was meant to be a nation where people were treated equally and where there was liberty and justice for all! And yet, it has been so subverted in America and in the church. Cry out to the Father to forgive us the sins of injustice in our nation. Cry out for Him to heal our prejudices and help us to truly see one another as He see us. Ask God for His justice to be established in our land. Pray that our leaders would walk in a new depth of humility.

Prayer Missile 39 – November 2

“I pray to God that both you and those here listening to me would one day become the same as I am, except, of course, without these chains.” Acts 26:29 (TPT)

Paul testifying before King Agrippa proclaimed that he desired that everyone in his hearing would surrender to Christ. Ask God to bring conviction of sin and salvation, release awakening and reveal truth amongst the candidates for the White House and across our nation.

Prayer Missile 40 – November 3

On this day, please pray for a fair election. Pray that every legal vote would be counted and every illegal vote would be exposed and cast aside. Ask God to expose the boxes of fraudulent ballots that are waiting to change the outcome. Ask God for an outright, indisputable and undeniable victory for the candidates that He desires in office. Proclaim the Father’s will to be done and His kingdom to be advanced through those who are elected.

The Return

This is a 12 hour gathering in Washington DC, on Saturday, September 26, that is going to be simulcast around our nation. They are expecting tens of thousands to gather on the National Mall for a day of fasting, humility, prayer and repentance. It starts at 9am and concludes at 9pm. Leaders will be sharing and facilitating prayer and repentance throughout the 12 hours.

We will be joining this via simulcast here in Athens. There are several venues lined up. Due to Covid restrictions space is limited and we will be requiring participant to sign up.

We also request that everyone who attends wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Once our first venue, Cornerstone’s Prayer Center (located upstairs at 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605) is nearly filled we will open up registration for the second venue. You’ll need to register as space is limited. To sign up for 1 to 12 hours, please go to …. www.slottr.com/sheets/18254148

Please note, we have no expectation that everyone joins in for the whole thing. Though you definitely may! Seek the Lord as to how much He wants you there. If/once Cornerstone fills up, we will open up another venue, and so on.

You can also sign up and host it in your home with family and friends. For more information on the event itself, and/or to register to host a group in your home please check out https://thereturn.org/.