Prayer Opportunities in February 2017

After telling everyone goodbye, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray.” Mark 6:46 (NLT)

Though Jesus’ life was pretty busy, He did not neglect finding time to pray. In fact, as things busied up, He became even more intentional to have His one on one time with His Father. Sure He was in constant communion with His Father, but He still needed to find the time somewhere, even in the dark of the night, to be alone with His Daddy! Likewise, as things busy up for us, we must not neglect our quiet one on one time with our God. That is what sets us up so that we can walk in constant communion with Him during the day. As things busy up for you, please be sure to carve that intimate time out with Jesus, as well as these corporate times to pray. This is not a time to back down. Changes, shifts in the wind are upon us. And we need to stay diligent, watchful and in prayer. Here are some opportunities to pray with others this month. And if you can’t join us or it’s not your group, please join us in prayer from wherever you are at.

Racial Reconciliation Gathering
Thursday, February 2, 2017 / 9am to 1pm
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 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. Lunch will be provided. It’s a big thing when pastor give up four hours of their day, and this is a BIG THING!!! Please pray that God would protect the dialog process that has begun and that trust would truly be established across races and churches in our city. Please pray for reconciliation across our city and nation!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 2 / 9 to 10am
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr., Athens, GA 30606

On the first Thursday of each month student pastors from around Athens meet up to pray for and with each other and for the student ministries in our region. Please join us in praying for a move of God on the middle school and high school campuses across Athens! And pray for these student pastors, their teams and students to be fired up for Jesus! Also join us in praying for TheMix that is coming up later in the month. We are believing God is going to impact the campuses in our city!

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. If you are a praying person or desire to be one, you most definitely want join us for this exciting and powerful day of equipping and prayer. Please pray that God would stir up and mobilize intercessory warriors in Athens. For more info go to www.acmin.org/New-Year-New-Heart

Campus Ministries Prayer Gathering
Mondays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27 / 1:30 to 3pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605

Each Monday (during the school year) 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.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 8 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This monthly gathering is for senior pastors from around Athens to meet up to pray for and with each other. The battle is heating up so please intensify your prayer for your pastor as well as the other senior pastors from Athens. Pray that God would protect them, their marriages and their families. Ask God to stir a greater hunger and thirst for Jesus, that indeed, He would be the one thing they seek. Ask God to grant them wisdom and grace in all they do! Ask God to make their ministry in Athens a joy to do!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, February 11 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

Rain or shine, heat or cold, we hit the ground praying. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others from across our city to focus prayer on the campus and our city. You are most welcome to join us.

Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, February 15 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope  (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This gathering is a time of focused prayer for the Middle East and Israel. Often there are updates from on the ground there, which leads to some very specific prayers. Please join us as we pray for Israel and the conflict in the Middle East.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 16 / 9 to 10am
WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville 30677

This monthly gathering is for executive pastors from around Athens to meet up to pray for and with each other and for their ministries in churches in Athens. Please pray that God would pour our wisdom upon these pastors who “run” churches in Athens.

The Pre Mix Prayer Gathering
Thursday, February 16 / 7pm
Athens Church  (High School Ministry area) – 10 Huntington Rd., Athens 30606

We are inviting as many volunteers who will be coming as leaders to TheMix to join us in pray for this amazing teen event. We want to soak these warriors and pray for the students who will be at TheMix. If that’s you please join us. It is definitely worth the effort and sacrifice to unite in prayer together for this amazing event! We want to pray for these leaders, for the students who will be there, for every detail of The Mix (the speaker, the worship, the groups, the overnight interaction) and invite the Holy Spirit to do amazing things that next weekend!

Women United Through Christ
Thursday, February 23 / 7-8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr., Athens, GA 30606

Creating a momentum of love through praise and prayer… This is a gathering of women from across Athens to unite, connect and press into God together. Men are invited to come and cover these women in prayer. In light of all the marches and protests, this is an opportunity to raise up as the women of God in Athens! Please check out the Women United Through Christ Facebook page.

Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday February 24 / 9:30 to 11am
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 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, hear what God is saying to each other and to pray together. Please pray for these strategic prayer leaders, asking God to take them deeper and deeper in their own intimate walk with Jesus and that out of this place, lead their prayer ministries forward!

The Mix Prayer Watch
Friday – Sunday, February 24-26
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

We are believing this could be the most significant student event yet, as around 2000 students (and leaders) from some 30 churches across Athens will be meeting up to seek God together. Samar Masad will be the speaker and Paul Taylor Smith (and team) will be leading the worship. TheMix will definitely impact the campuses across our city. We’ve been praying for revival on the campuses, well this could be the breaking through! What will set this apart is the prayer. We are going to provide a prayer covering for this important student gathering starting at 9am Friday and concluding at 9pm Sunday, that’s 60 hours of non-stop prayer over these students. There is no limit to the folks who sign up per 30-minute slot. Parents are encouraged to sign up and specifically pray for their kids. Churches are encouraged to sign up to pray for those students going from their church. And intercessors, come on, sign up to pound the heavens as the Spirit leads. A prayer guide will be provided! Please join us in praying for this most significant event!

For more info on TheMix check out… http://www.themixathens.com/
Sign ups open on Friday, February 3 at 9am. To sign up for TheMix Prayer Watch go to… http://www.slottr.com/sheets/5168512

Unity Prayer
Sunday, February 26 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601

This is a monthly gathering where 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. Unity Prayer is a college student lead, college student only prayer event. Please pray for the leaders of this ministry and well as the college students who will be gathering together. Ask God to intensify their hunger for Him.

Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 1 / 9 to 10:00am
Tuckston UMC – 4175 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This monthly gathering is for worship pastors from around Athens to meet up to pray for and with each other and for their ministries in churches in Athens. Please pray that God would increase His anointing on those who lead worship in Athens.

Ongoing and inspirational…

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

The Athens Daily Prayer Text continues into the New Year. These are short texts that go out every morning at 8am. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. All you need to do to sign up is text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting these inspirational prayer focusing texts right away.

Coming up (definitely mark your calendar)…

Racial Reconciliation Forum
Thursday, March 23 / 8 to 9:30pm
Tate Center UGA

Ben Watson will be the key speaker with a panel of folks from Athens and UGA.  Ben played football at UGA and is now with the Baltimore Ravens. The details for this night are still coming together, but we’d definitely appreciate your prayer. Mark your calendar and plan to join us to pray on-site for this important gathering.

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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