Prayer Happenings in December & beyond…

Praise be to the LORD my Rock,

who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
Psalm 144:1 (NIV)

Prayer for the Middle East & Africa
Date: Wednesday, December 3 / noon-1pm
Venue: Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 Milledge Ave., Athens
Details: Join us to pray for the families and communities affected by the conflict in Syria and across the Middle East, and those in West Africa dealing with the Ebola epidemic. Everyone is welcome!

Unity Prayer
Date: Sunday, December 7 / 9:30-11:30pm
Venue: Wesley Foundation Chapel – 1196 South Lumpkin, Street, Athens
Details: This is a “for college students only” that brings together many students from different campus ministries. It is a grassroots movement. If you’re a college student please come if you are able. We realize this is during exam time but what a great way to approach the exams via the Spirit! If you are not able to join us, please dive in prayer for our city and our university students from wherever you are at! Oh yeah, pray for all the student in their exams!!!

Prayer for 2015
Date: Tuesday, December 9 / 7-8:30pm
Venue: Athens School of Ministry & Worship Arts (ASM&WA), 1331 New High Shoals Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Details: Join us for a night of worship and united prayer as we prepare for 2015.

Pastors Prayer Gathering
Date: Wednesday, December 10 / 9-10am
Venue: Living Hope, 2150 Lexington Road, Athens
Details: This is “for senior pastors only” where we come together to pray for and with each other for our city. Please take this opportunity to be praying for your pastors during this time slot!

Prayer Walking
Date: Saturday, December 13 / 10am-noon
Location: Meet at the UGA arch and we’ll go from there!
Details: This is open for everyone who wants to connect with other followers of Jesus, to strategically pray on the UGA campus and/or downtown Athens, and get some exercise! What an awesome opportunity!

All Pastor Prayer Gathering
Date: Thursday, December 18 / 9-10am
Venue: Athens International Prayer Center – 4680 Lexington Rd., Athens
Details: This is gathering for “all pastors” from around Athens to come together to connect and pray for and with each other.

And Beyond…

Perspective Course
Dates: Thursdays – 6:30-9:30 pm from January 8-April 30, 2015
Location: Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd., Athens 30605
Details: This is an amazing, life changing fifteen week course on world mission that will ignite the participants heart’s for God’s global purposes. Cost is $265 (with up to $160 in available discounts). Register atPerspectives.org before December 4th for the discounted pricing.

New Year – New Heart (Setting our Sails for God’s Wind in 2015)
Date: Saturday, January 10 / 8:30am-5:30pm
Location: ASM&WA
Details: There is a real sense that God is preparing His people for something that is imminent in and around our area. We are calling God’s praying people together, to connect, to pray and to prepare for catching the wind of God’s Spirit in 2015. Join us for a full day of worship, prayer, teaching, and removing obstacles so that we can step forward in our identity as victorious warriors in Christ. This is day of preparation and united prayer for what God has in store for 2015. For more details and to register please see http://www.asmwa.org/Spring-2015

Seminar – Two Way Communication in Prayer
Date: Wednesday, January 21 / 6:15-7:30pm
Venue: St James United Methodist Church – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens
Details: Learning to listen and respond to God in prayer. This is a six-week course that starts on the date above, taught by Cindy Mackey from the ASM&WA. More details soon!

Athens International Prayer Center
Open: M-F 9am-5pm
Thursdays – 6:30-8pm encounter gatherings.
Location: Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens
Details: Everybody is welcome to come for a few minutes or several hours. It is a great place to just sit with Jesus in the context of ongoing worship, to press in with God in intercession or even to sit in the back at one of the tables and do some business or homework. If you’d like to reserve the room for your prayer group or a prayer meeting or just want some more information, please contact Pastor Robert at 706-549-0000 or robert.sheppard@cornerstoneathens.cc

National Day of Prayer
Date: May 7, 2015 – All day!
Location: All over Athens (and the USA)
Details: Join with tens of thousands of others across our nation, praying for our nation! Please mark your calendar. This is going to be an awesome day of united prayer for our city, state and nation!

Have a most blessed Thanksgiving. And join with me in giving thanks to God for all He is doing and is preparing to do in Athens & beyond!!!