Prayer Opportunities in February 2019.

“Then if My people who are called by My name
will humble themselves and pray
and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways,
I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins
and restore their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) 

Revival doesn’t happen in a vacuum, nor does it come accidentally. God uses people to prepare the way for the Lord (Matthew 11:10). He stirs and calls people to prepare the way, through humility, prayer, repentance and a deeper hunger for Him. Everywhere that revival has come, it has come because people, sometimes just a handful, believed and were desperate enough to seek God for it until it came! Will you be one of those desperate ones who will not relent until God moves in our city?

God promises in Acts 3:19-20 that if we will repent and turn toward Him, He will pour out times of refreshing. Are you willing to chase after Him and prepare the way for revival in our city through whatever it takes? Please join the growing number of folks in Athens who are becoming more and more desperate for Him and are stepping up in desperate prayer!!!
 
May God, who is faithful, grant you a new depth and desperation in every level of your praying! Here are some great opportunities to pray for and with others this month and beyond.
 
The Mix19
February 22-24
The Classic Center
 
This year we are expecting 2500+ middle & high school students and leaders from 35+ churches and groups from Athens and surrounding area to participate in The Mix. We believe this will be the best one yet, primarily because of the massive prayer covering. Please join us for as much as you can.
 
30 Days of Prayer for The Mix
Started Thursday, January 24 and concludes Friday, February 22
Everywhere
 
If you’d like to receive a daily prayer text to help focus your prayer for The Mix, please sign up by texting @3cfd8f to number 81010. You will also be able to follow along with the APN Facebook page.
 
The Pre-Mix Prayer for Volunteers and Leaders 
Sunday, February 17 / 1:45 to 2:15
Athens Church
 
We will be having an opportunity to pray for the volunteer leaders who will be ministering to the students during The Mix. We are inviting the small group leaders, the host home volunteers and the drivers to come get commissioned and prayed over before going into the battle for our students. You are most welcome to come and receive prayer if you are serving at The Mix, or to pray for those who will be serving. Parents are welcome. Please come through the High School entry at Athens Church (next to Rush).
 
The Mix19 Prayer Watch
February 22-23 / Friday 11am through Saturday 11pm
The Classic Center
 
We will have an onsite prayer room at The Classic Center. This will be a 36 Hour Prayer Watch for The Mix. Folks can come at any time during these hours to pray for the students. The churches that are bringing students to The Mix (and a few others who aren’t) are signing up for a ONE HOUR slot from 11am on Friday, February 22 to 11pm on Saturday, February 23. If you’re interested in bringing a prayer team from your church, please go to this link and check to see if your church already has a slot. If not feel free to sign up for one for your church and then come with folks from your church to pray for the students from your church who are at The Mix. We are believing that every student at The Mix will be prayed for many times over! For more info, to check if your church has already grabbed a slot or to sign up your church, please go to… http://www.slottr.com/sheets/14033236
 
The Mix OFFSITE Watch
Friday, February 22 at 11am through to Saturday, February 24 at 7am
Anywhere in the world
 
Besides the 30 day of prayer focus in the build up to The Mix, and the 36 hours of non-stop, onsite prayer during The Mix at The Classic Center, we are having a 44 hour OFFSITE Prayer Watch. The Mix OFFSITE Prayer Watch will go from Friday, February 22 at 11am until Sunday, February 24 at 7am. The OFFSITE Prayer Watch is for those who will not be able to make it to The Mix Prayer Room. There is no limit to how many can sign up for a specific slot. And you can join us in prayer from anywhere on the globe!!! To sign up for a slot please go to http://www.slottr.com/sheets/14239542.
 
Other ways you can join in praying with others for our city.
 
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 7 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

Every month, usually on the first Thursday, Student Pastors from around our city meet up to connect and pray together. Please join us as we press into God in prayer for each other and for The Mix. Pray for a powerful movement of God to sweep across all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens. Pray for the effectiveness and fruitfulness of every student ministry in our city. Ask God for more students to be drawn in, and that He’d rise up and prepare more leaders. Cry out to Him for revival in each church’s student ministry in Athens. And please increase your pleading with God to release an awakening (lost kids coming to Christ) on all the campuses across our city! 
 
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, February 9 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave
 
We hit the pavement in prayer on the second Saturday of every month. Whether it is cold, wet, dry, sunny, gloomy, windy or still, we will pray together for God to do His will in Athens. If you are able, come and join in with other folks from across Athens and focus prayer on the campus and on our city. Every prayer walk is truly unique, amazingly, and pretty awesome!!! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. Whether you’re a veteran intercessor or you have never been on a prayer walk before, you are welcome to come as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.
 
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 13 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606

This monthly opportunity for SENIOR PASTORS is a safe place for them to connect, share deeply and pray with others who carry the same important role in our city. While we are meeting up to pray please take time to pray for your pastor from wherever you are at. Ask God to refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the amazing and beautiful unity He has established in Athens among pastors. Ask God to meet them right where they are, and give them what it takes to run strongly this year!
 
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, February 27 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
 
Life is better connected! And that’s what the groups ministries are all about in Athens. Groups are an absolutely vital ingredient for establishing and growing in a relationship with Jesus. These ministries a key part of our advancing the Kingdom of God in Athens. Please ask God to draw more people into these life-giving groups. Ask Him to give abundant grace on each group leader in our city. Ask God to rise up even more strong leaders in our city for more new groups. And most definitely pray for the pastors/ministry directors who lead the groups ministries in Athens, starting with your own church!
 
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, February 28 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606
 
The folks who “run” the churches in Athens come together each month to share and pray for each other. Please pray for your executive/administrative pastor and the others who carry this load in the churches in Athens. Pray that God would give them wisdom and joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively for Kingdom growth in our city.

Ongoing and inspirational…
 
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Every morning at 8am (ET) Daily Prayer Texts are sent to cell phones across Athens (and beyond). These texts include a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. If you’re not already receiving these, stop right now and sign up. You will be joining with others across our city, and have the same prayer focus every day! To receive the Daily Prayer Text just text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting these inspirational, prayer focusing texts right away.
 
Campus Prayer
Monday, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 / 12 to 1pm
UGA Tate Center – Room 480
 
This is for UGA students (and others) to come together on campus from various campus ministries and local churches to worship and pray for each other, for revival at UGA and for God to do amazing among us! We meet every week, and it is always amazing!!! Please join us during this lunch hour prayer, even if you can’t be there on time or have to leave early for class or work.

Campus Ministers Prayer
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 South Lumpkin, Athens 30605
 
This weekly opportunity (Thursday during the school year) is for those who lead campus ministries at UGA, to connect, journey together and pray for each other and the campus. Please pray for the various campus ministries (i.e. Wesley, CRU, RUF, Team United, Grace Athens, etc.) and their leaders. Pray that God would unite us even more and build an even deeper and wider level of unity across the campus.

Coming up…

Repairers of the Breach Conference
March 22-23
Venue yet to be determined
 
This is a Christ-centered, locally focused, and freely given two-day Christian conference for Athens area churches and ministries. Its aim is to build unity amongst the saints and to equip them to love and engage our city in word and deed. The conference will consist of worshipping God through fellowship, prayer, biblical teaching and music, and will feature a diverse group of leaders, speakers, and musical worship team from across the city. Our ultimate vision for Athens is for God to be worshipped by every people group and every neighborhood. Please be praying for this strategic racial reconciliation gathering!!! Btw, there is no cost to attend, but you do need to register.
 
For more info or to reserve you a spot, please contact Trev Rogers at 706-254-1381 or rogers.trev.a@gmail.com.
 
Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, March 28 / 10am to noon
Hill Chapel Baptist Church – 1692 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30606

God is doing amazing things in our city through this group of black and white pastors from Athens, who come together every two months to intentionally discuss and pray through various racial issues we live in. God is definitely tearing down walls and removing obstacles that divide us, and is building authentic relationships amongst these spiritual gatekeepers of our city. Please pray for God’s momentum to continue into this next gathering. Pray that the ground of racial unity that has already been taken would be occupied and that more territory would be taken. Pray that God would give us His strategies to lead us into a reconciled, unified and transformed Athens!

For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are more prayer things happening in Athens than listed here. 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/
 
Bless you heaps!!!
Steve