“Keep a constant watch over your soul, and pray for the courage and grace to prevail over these things that are destined to occur and that you will stand before the presence of the Son of Man with a clear conscience.” Luke 21:36 (TPT)
Earlier this week, we heard Jeremiah Johnson say that he believed Luke 21 was for 2021. Take time to marinate in it and ultimately don’t be distracted by what’s coming, but stay alert, stay focused on Jesus. We are going to see and experience many unexplainable, mysterious, and miraculous things. Some good, some not so good, but don’t listen to the lies and rumors of the world. Please keep praying! Here are some ways you can pray with and for others this month….
Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, January 2 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street
As we launch into the new year, please join us on the first Saturday of the month, as we hit the pavement, crying out to God for a powerful movement here at UGA. Followers of Christ from all around Athens are encouraged meet at The Arch before we prayerfully wander around campus and/or downtown Athens. Onsite prayer really does matter! Please come if you’re able!
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 6 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606
Worship Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday. Please pray as we relaunch this vital and timely group!
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 7 / 9 to 10am
Student Pastors from around Athens will meet up and pray together on the first Thursday of 2021. Please join us from wherever you are and pray that God would stir a great spiritual hungry in the students across our city in 2021! Ask God to pour out grace, wisdom and creativity upon all those who minister to the young people of our city, starting with the ones at your church. Pray that God would protect each of these Students Pastors, their families, their teams (whether staff or volunteers). Please pray that every student in our city would be drawn to God in this unprecedented moment in history and that they would become the catalyst for revival on their campuses, in our city and beyond.
Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
Pastors from around Athens are invited to join in a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and a passion to see revival released right here in our city!
New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 9, 2021 / 9am to 4pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
The theme of Athens College of Ministry’s annual prayer conference this year is “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Join us to explore the Great I Am and see the new things that He is accomplishing during this era in the world and through His Church. You are part of His plans and purposes for making all things new! The cost is $35. For more info and/or to register, go to http://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/
Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, January 11 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
This very important time for intercessors from across Athens to come together, in person, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into 2021. We will be praying into the Altar of Fire! If you’re one of the intercessors, please join us!
Wednesday, January 13 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
On the second Wednesday of each month Senior pastors from around our city come together to pray for and with each other! Please pray for the pastors in our city, starting with your own! Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this long challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community in such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the unity among pastors in our city in 2021. In the midst of the tremendous weight that is currently on them, ask God to abundantly bless, extravagantly refresh, greatly encourage, divinely protect and supernaturally provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Ask God to meet each of these lead shepherds in Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay intimately connected to God and run strongly throughout this battle. And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful godly voice in our city and nation, that they would not be silenced!
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, January 20 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart 30622
Join us in praying for those who lead Groups ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! There are virtual groups, in person groups and hybrid groups, operating in our city. Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create even more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well in these new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new year, as well as for the season. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, January 21 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Baptist – 2390 W Broad St, Athens 30606
On the third Thursday of each month, those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for one each other. Pray for these hidden heroes who make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across our city. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial time as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in 2021.
Altar of Fire
Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 7pm
In January we will be launching a monthly, citywide gathering for intercessors and worshippers. Fire existed before creation because it was in God. If you can’t feel the heat, you’re not close enough to the flame! This is not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God. If that is you, please mark your calendar and plan
The Mix 2021
Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2021
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Drive, Athens 30606
The Mix is on in 2021. This year we will be at Athens Church, and of course, observing whatever we need to in order to keep everyone COVID safe. We will be having a prayer room that will cover this vital youth gathering in Athens. We plan to adjust the number in the room according to where things are up to regarding the pandemic. We will be looking for teams to sign up for ONE HOUR slots, as well as prayer assistants committing to THREE HOUR slots. Please mark your calendar. More details will be coming soon.
ONGOING AND INSPIRATIONAL…
Give Him 15
If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/
Planning to launch back on Monday, January 11 / 1 to 2pm
Currently via Zoom
Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Will launch back on Thursday January 7 / 3 to 4:30pm
Wesley Chapel (loft)
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#
Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every morning at 8am. And they are posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s each day, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is a great and simple way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city for our city! BTW, if you’d no longer like to receive these, please simply reply to the daily text “REMOVE.”
FOR MORE STUFF…
Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually (and especially recently) it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how people are praying in our city! We are also now including many of these posts on the APN blog on our website – https://athensprayernetwork.com/blog/#watch.
Advancing God’s Kingdom together in 2021!!!