Prayer Opportunities in December 2016

“Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.”
2 Timothy 1:3b (NLT)

What a crazy season of awesome opportunities! As we move into December people are way more open to accept an invite to a Christmas activity/service than they are at other times in the year! Please press in and pray night and day for all those you know who don’t know Jesus yet, that they would be open to join you this year. I will soon be sending out a list of times of the various Christmas services across Athens. Please cover them in prayer!

Here are some other opportunities to join with others praying for our churches, leaders and city!

The Watch – Fall 16
December 1, 2016
All across Athens & beyond!

Thank you to everyone who joined in this four-month prayer assignment. It has been monumental for our city. Though we are wrapping it up for now, there will be more Watch opportunities in 2017! Please take a few moments today to thank God for all those watchmen and ask Him to remember our prayers for our city!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
December 1 through April 1, 2017
All across Athens area

A new round of the Athens Daily Prayer Texts has begun. These are short texts that go out every morning at 8am. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. To sign up text @athenspray to 81010. If you already receiving it, but haven’t let me know that you want to continue, please do so by replying “yes” in the text. Otherwise if I haven’t heard from you, you will stop receiving these after December 1. It is a way to let people off the Daily Text prayer train.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, December 1 / 9 to 10am
Briarwood Baptist Church – 1900 Robinhood Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Student pastors from around Athens meet up to pray for and with each other and for the student ministries in our region. Pray for the student pastor in your congregation, as well as the others across Athens. Specifically ask God for a fresh move of the Spirit on the middle school and high school campuses across Athens! Definitely worth praying night and day for!

Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday, December 2 / 9:30 to 11am

Athens Prayer Center (Cornerstone) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is a monthly gathering for those folks who lead (or facilitate) prayer ministries in Athens. It’s a great opportunity to connect, and pray together. Our next one will be on January 27, 2017.

Unity Prayer
Sunday, December 4 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601

Finishing off the year strong, college students from various campus ministries and churches across Athens converge for a time to pray together in unity for the campus and their lives. Please pray for these college students gathering together, specifically that God would intensify their hunger for Him.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 7 / 9 to 10am

WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Executive pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other and for their ministries in churches in Athens. Please pray for these pastors who “run” the churches in Athens.

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

Rain or shine, heat or cold, we will hit the ground praying. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. You are most welcome to join us.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, December 14 / 9 to 10am
Young Harris UMC – 973 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606

Senior pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other. Please pray for your pastor night and day! Pray that God would protect them, their marriages and their families. Ask God to stir a greater hunger and thirst for Jesus. Ask God to grant them wisdom and grace in all they do! Ask God to make their ministry in Athens a joy to do!

Coming up (MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW)…

Campus Ministries Prayer Gathering
Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 / 1:30 to 3pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605 

Campus Ministries Directors meet up to connect, journey together and pray for each other, for their ministries and for UGA. Pray for these campus ministries directors and college pastors as they press into God together for college students.

Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, January 18 / noon to 1pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601

This is a focused prayer gathering for the Middle East and Israel. Usually get some updates from on the ground there, leading to very specific prayers. Please pray for Israel and the conflict in the Middle East.

“Expanding the Kingdom Conference” with Chris Overstreet from Bethel
Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 21, 2017
Athens Link – 1050 Baxter Street, Athens, 30606

Chris Overstreet will speak into the need for cultural and racial unity in the body of Christ. As well, he will teach and empower attendees how to encounter and pray over people to come to Christ. For more info or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/expanding-the-kingdom-conference-tickets-29362017585?aff=eivtefrnd

Children’s Pastors Prayer Gathering
Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 9 to 10am
Venue: TBD

This is an opportunity for the various children’s ministry leaders from across Athens to connect and pray together, once every three months. Please pray night and day for the children workers (staff and volunteers) in your church.

Unity Reconciliation Gathering
Thursday, February 2, 2017 / 9am to 1pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This important gathering is for Senior Pastors ONLY. This will be the continuation of prayer and transparent discussion about racial reconciliation in Athens. Pastors please mark your calendar! Lunch will be provided. In the meanwhile, please continue to pray for reconciliation across our city and nation!

New Year New Heart 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 / All Day
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr, Athens, GA 30606

This is the annual prayer seminar hosted by Athens College of Ministry. Please note that the date has been changed since the last post. If you are a praying person or want to be one, you definitely want mark your calendar to save the date. Then begin praying that God would lead the planning team to craft a day that powerfully equips the praying folks of Athens and surrounding area! For more info go to www.acmin.org/New-Year-New-Heart

For more (and up to date) stuff…

Some of the above activities may change, and there are other prayer opportunities that come up in addition to things happening that were not listed above… you can get the latest happening at www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

 

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