Prayer Opportunities in April 2018.

“One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
they will break through the gate and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
the LORD at their head.” 

Micah 2:13 (NIV)

We are in a season where break through is before us. We are seeing more and more cracks in the wall that holds back revival and a move of God in Athens. Please keep praying. Keep pressing into God on behalf of this city. Keep knocking on the door for heaven to be opened over Athens!!!

Here are some more opportunities to pray with others this month. May you see God breaking through in answer of your prayers!!!

Please note, once again there will not be a Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering this month.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, April 5 / 9 to 10am
Life Church – 120 Ware Street, Athens GA 30601

The Student Pastors from around Athens will be meeting up to pray together as usual on the first Thursday of the month. Please join as we continue to pray for God to move powerfully on all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens (building upon what He did at The Mix this year). Pray that the various ministries would have even greater favor on each of the campuses across Athens. Pray that our unity would continue to gain momentum between student ministries (and student pastors). Pray that God would rise up more student leaders in preparation of the coming harvest!

Campus Prayer
Friday, April 6, 13 & 20 / 8 to 9am
UGA Tate Center – Room 480

We are going weekly!!! This campus ministry provides a context for students and others (i.e. faculty) from across UGA and various churches in Athens to come together on campus to pray for and with one another, and for revival on the campus. Please pass the word about this exciting opportunity to all the UGA students that you know. And continue to pray for greater unity on the campus and ultimately revival across the campus and beyond.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 11 / 9 to 10am
Hill Chapel Baptist Church – 1692 W Hancock, Athens 30606

Senior Pastors are spiritual gatekeepers, who carry a heavy load and play a very important role in our city. Every month the Senior Pastors from around Athens come together on the second Wednesday to encourage and pray for and with each other. God has given us an amazing and unique grace for unity in Athens. And He is calling us deeper still! Please pray that God would protect this unity and that it would continue to grow wider and deeper. And pray that the world in Athens would begin to take note of this unity and respond by acknowledging that Jesus is exactly who He said He is (John 17:20-23). Specifically, be praying that your pastor would be drawn into this network if he is not already involved. Pray for even more intense prayer for your pastor. Pray that more intercessors would rise up to pray for the pastors across Athens. Ask God to meet with each of these pastors and refresh, renew them right where they need it. Pray that God would fan into burning hot flame their first love for Him (Revelation 2:4). Pray for their protection in the battle (be sure to include their marriages and families) because this battle is real. Ask God to increase their strength and stamina. Ask that God would give them wisdom and revelation that they would know Him better Ephesians 1:17 and that they would live, lead and minister from that place of intimacy with Jesus (John 15:1-8). And ask God for a greater measure of joy, peace, rest, power and faith to be released over them and their ministry (Romans 15:3)!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, April 14 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

Rain or shine, heat or cold (and at this point it could be anything), we hit the ground praying. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. This is a monthly opportunity (usually the second Saturday) to join in with other prayer warriors from across our city to focus prayer on the campus and our city. These are always pretty amazing and unique times of prayer!!! You are most welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, April 18 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is the monthly gathering of focused prayer for the Middle East and Israel. There are usually updates from the Middle East, that lead to very specific praying. Everyone is welcome to join in as we pray for Israel and the Middle East. Please pray for the Kingdom of God to advance in Israel and across the Middle East!

Executive Pastors Prayer 
Thursday, April 19 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is the monthly gathering of those who “run” the churches in our city. Please pray for these guys as they connect, pray together and share wisdom. Pray for God to pour out on them wisdom and grace to know Him better. Pray for their partnership with their senior pastor, that trust, grace and confidence would grow even deeper. Pray that they would have joy in doing what they get to do from behind the scenes! Pray that God would meet them and bless them and their families! And pray for the pastor who does this in your church!

Unity Prayer
Sunday, April 22 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Avenue, Athens 30601

This is a monthly gathering of college students (only) lead by college students from across the campus ministries and various local churches coming together to pray. Please join them in praying for revival & awakening on the UGA campus. Please note, this is the last Unity Prayer this semester. Please join in if you can!!!

Groups Pastors Prayer 
Thursday, April 26 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is the monthly gathering of those who “lead” the Groups Ministries in Athens. Please pray for these who recruit and equip group leaders and develop strategies to help folks do life in circles, not just in pews! Pray that more leaders to rise up and more people to want to be involved in community!

Ongoing and inspirational…

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are short messages sent to your cell phone every morning at 8am. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. To sign up all you need to do is text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting these inspirational, prayer focusing texts right away.

Campus Ministers Prayer
Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 / 1:30 to 2:45pm
Near UGA 

Most Mondays during the school year, the directors of the various campus ministries at UGA meet up to pray and share life together. This gathering is vital in building unity and spiritual momentum on campus. Please pray for these leaders as they connect with one another and in humility journey together to reach UGA with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray that each of these key leaders would grow in intensity with passion, devotion, wisdom and grace! And pray that God would prepare each of us so that we are ready as He releases a new wave of His Spirit across the campus!

Encounter Gatherings
Thursdays / 6:30 to 8pm
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

These weekly gatherings are open to everyone who wants to meet with God and grow in their faith. The focus will be on “The Believers Authority.” These gatherings include some amazing teaching, deep worship and lots of prayer! Everyone from across the city is invited join in if you are able!

Coming up…

National Day of Prayer
May 3 / 7am to 8:30pm
Across Athens

Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent prayer is effective. That our loving God responds to His children’s earnest pleas in mighty ways that avail much, and ultimately determine the course of history. At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray! For more info on the day please check out http://www.acmin.org/National-Day-of-Prayer

1 – Prayer Breakfast / 7 to 8:30am
The Classic Center – 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, 30601

Featured speaker, Dr. Fritz Schaefer; Featured vocalist, Dr. Greg BroughtonCost is $250 per table for 10 or $25 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online, or contact Bob Bowen at 706-614-6210. Parking is FREE in the Classic Center lot.

2 – Various prayer focuses & opportunities during the day 
Across Athens

For more details of the various opportunities and focuses of prayer during the day see www.acmin.org/National-Day-of-Prayer

3 – Citywide Prayer Gathering / 7 to 8:30pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, 30606

Over the past 20 months, senior pastors have gathered regularly to discuss and pray into racial issues in our city. We want to wrap the prayer activities in Athens on this National Day of Prayer with allowing these private hidden pastoral gatherings to ooze out into our community. Various pastors will be sharing and leading us in prayers of unity, repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation and revival. You will not want to miss out on this significant gathering for our city. So, mark your calendar and begin praying that God would weave together every aspect that He desires into this significant gathering. And please pass the word!!!

Pastors Racial Reconciliation Gathering
Thursday, May 24 / 10am to noon

Black and white senior pastors from Athens have been coming together over the past 20 months to discuss and pray into the racial issues we are facing in our city and across our nation. We are now doing this with a greater frequency (every two months) but shorter in length (2 hours instead of 4). Lunch is no longer a scheduled part of the gathering, though many pastors go out for lunch together after our meeting. Continue to pray that God would tear down every wall that divides races in our city AND establish trust and love among His leaders and churches in Athens. This group has become a safe place to share honestly and pray deeply. For you non-senior pastors, please mark your calendar to be in prayer for this while we are meeting!

For more (and up to date) stuff…
Not every prayer activity in Athens is listed above. Some of the above activities may change, and there are other prayer opportunities that come up in addition to things listed above… you can get the latest happenings at www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

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