Prayer Opportunities in July 2021.

“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8 (NIV)

Though it may not seem that way at the moment, good overcomes evil! Our God is absolutely good, yet in this moment of transition into the kingdom age, darkness would have you think it’s winning! The enemy is desperate. He has tried to press his agenda before God’s timetable and he will utterly fail. God is not done with our nation, and revival is about to spread across it! Please don’t give up! The greatest breakthroughs, and the greatest victories come in the darkest of times in the most desperate of battles! We are in such a time!
 
Here are some ways you can keep praying with others and for our city this month….
  
Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, July 3 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

Our prayer walk this month is during Independence Day weekend. If you are in town, please join us for this very important opportunity to stroll together and cry out to God to break forth at UGA and across Athens. In person, on site prayer really does matter! We are crying out for revival, even reformation, on this campus, across our city and beyond! We are preparing the way for the suddenly here! These prayer walks are always unique and a huge blessing to those who come! Please join us if you’re able!
 
Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, July 12 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
Each month intercessors from around Athens converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press into this new era. These are always amazing times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions across our city, in unity! Please note, in July there is a possible opportunity on this evening and we may choose to participate in it together instead (be watching for more details coming soon).
 
Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, July 14 / 9 to 10am
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad Street, Athens 30601

Each month Senior pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! This has been so amazingly powerful! From wherever you are, please use this as an opportunity to join us in praying 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 challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for the suddenly of revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life and help to the Athens community during such a time as this. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.
 
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 season of transition. Plead with God for the authority of His word to increase in each pulpit and for each pastor to experience an increase in anointing in their preaching! And cry out for God to use our pastors as a powerful holy voice in our city and beyond, that they would not be silenced, fearful or hidden!
 
Altar of Fire
Thursday, July 15 / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad Street, Athens 30601
 
In July our citywide gathering for intercessors, worshippers and lovers of Jesus will be back at Phoenix. This gathering is definitely not for the light-hearted, but for those who want to jump into the fire of God, with a wholehearted passionate surrender to Jesus. This is an amazing time of loud worship, high praise, prayer and surrender. We’ve seen healing, even salvation happen amongst us. If you’re interested in giving it all to Jesus in a corporate setting with others who are desperate for God, this is for you!!! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, July 21 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

Each month those who lead Groups Ministries come together to share and pray with and for each other. Join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens. People are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups play an increasingly important role in discipling our city!
 
Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create 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 new formats. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for this new era. 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. Ask God to release an anticipation for the suddenly in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, July 22 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart 30622

Each month those who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. God has been and continues to prepare them for this new season that upon us!
 
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 for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need as the Church emerges in this new era.
 
Restoring the Foundations International
Hope, Healing, & Freedom Seminar with RTF trainers Winston and Pat Harvey
Saturday, July 24, 2021 / 9am to 5pm
St. James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr., Athens, GA 30606

As a wave of revival is about to hit our nation, we need people who know how to bring healing and freedom into the lives of those who will be coming into the family. Please consider coming to this seminar to receive training in this area. It’s time to get ready for what God is about to release in our land!

PLEASE NOTE: registration deadline is Monday July 19. The registration cost of $35 covers both the workbook and lunch. Contact Sandy Blount at sandy.blount.rtf@gmail.com

For more information please see:
https://www.restoringthefoundations.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=279&fbclid=IwAR1A8ZqxzPgtGVvSAw-9B5uK72jV9P8SHAJwzD9Aa6JaSCuin3OailximK4

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Wednesday, July 28 / 11am to 1pm
APN Prayer Center
 
As we prepare for students to return to UGA for Fall classes, those who lead the campus ministry will be meeting up to connect and pray for God to move powerfully in the students’ lives and in the various ministries reaching out to them!

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, July 30 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (house of prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605

Each month a group of passionate prayer warriors gather to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! And you are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person, please take time during this hour to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us for a weekly prayer time as we contend for revival in our city, state and nation. Every one of these are quite amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. The last Thursday of the month (July 29) is open for all pastors, key leadership and intercessors in churches to join us as well. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, to prepare for the suddenly and for a passion to see revival released right here in our city! Pray that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Give Him 15
Daily
Everywhere
 
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/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
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
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!

COMING UP…

Back to School Prayer Vigil
Saturday, August 7 / 9am to 6pm
The Gallery at Athens Church

Come pray for all the students in our Athens area as they return to school. Whether your church gets a slot or not, you are welcome to come at any time to pray for our children in Athens! We are inviting churches to sign up for ONE HOUR slots. If you are interested in signing up your church, please see your pastor as he has all the details!  Also, if you’d be interested in serving as a Prayer Assistant (committing to a THREE HOUR slot) to come pray, to help the teams who come through and to assist in running the prayer room, please let me know. You can email me at steve@athensprayernetwork.com).
 
Campus Ministry Leadership Teams Prayer Gathering
Wednesday, August 11 / 9 to 11am
St. James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr., Athens, GA 30606
 
This is an opportunity for the various teams who minister at UGA to come together in unity to pray with and for each other and for revival on the campus. If you are ministering at UGA, please mark your calendar and plan to come join us. Please note that this is during our normal Pastors Prayer slot. We are encouraging pastors to come connect with these various campus ministries and leaders.
 
Pastors Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, August 18 / 8 to 10am
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad Street, Athens 30601

Here’s an opportunity, hosted by Phoenix Community Church, for senior pastors to come share breakfast together and pray with and for each other as we launch into this new season of harvest together! If you’re a senior pastor, please mark your calendar and plan to come reconnect with the other senior pastors from across Athens!

MORE & UP TO DATE 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 other people are praying in our city!
 
Standing together in prayer for His good!
Steve