“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)
As we cross into 2017, this is a new season of stepping upward and inward in Him. It is a year of breaking through into a new level, of experiencing more victory and more authority in your life. It is a time to purpose in your heart to know Him better and to see His presence lived out through you more than ever before. It is a day to cry out for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to fill us even more!
Here are some opportunities to join with others praying that our churches, leaders, city and nation might know Him better!
The Inaugural Watch
January 13-27, 2017
All across Athens & beyond!
We will be providing a prayer covering during the week before and after the Presidential Inauguration. This is an important time of transition in our nation. There is much threat to disrupt it. Please join us by signing up for one or more 30 minute slot over these two weeks, and press into God for our nation! A prayer guide will be provided to help focus your praying! To sign up go to www.slottr.com/sheets/4482632.
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.
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 5 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens, 30606
This new year bring exciting new opportunities for the students in Athens, such as The Mix. 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!
Campus Ministries Prayer Gathering
Mondays, January 9, 23 & 30 / 1:30 to 3pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605
Each Monday 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.
Wednesday, January 11 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
This monthly gathering is for senior pastors from around Athens to meet up to pray for and with each other. 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, January 14 / 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 (unless we can’t get there because the roads are icy). We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. This is a monthly opportunities 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, January 18 / 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, January 19 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
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.
Expanding the Kingdom Conference
Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 21
Athens Link – 1050 Baxter Street, Athens, 30606
Chris Overstreet (from Bethel Redding) will be speaking into the need for cultural and racial unity in the body of Christ. He will be teaching and empowering attendees how to encounter and pray over people to come to Christ. For more info or to register go to www.eventbrite.com/e/expanding-the-kingdom-conference-tickets-29362017585?aff=eivtefrnd
Children’s Pastors Prayer Gathering
Thursday, January 26 / 9 to 10am
Tuckston UMC – 4175 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Once every three months the Children’s Ministers from our city connect and pray together fervently for the children workers (staff and volunteers) in your church as well as the others doing the same across Athens.
Worship Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 26 / 1:30 to 3:00pm
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
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. By the way all you worship pastors, please note this is an extended time, as we will be having bisques, coffee and have a little extra space to hang out with one another. Please pray that God would increase His anointing on those who lead worship in Athens.
Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday, January 27 / 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. Please pray for these strategic prayer leaders, asking God to pour out a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Him better in 2017.
Sunday, January 29 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
Starting off the year after a strong finish, 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. 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.
Coming up (definitely mark your calendar)…
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 get it into 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. 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. 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/