“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 (NLT)

In desperate days, God’s people set themselves to pray desperate prayers! And God responds! Historically it is in the darkest of times when God poured out His greatest revivals, which so happened to correspond with His people praying their most desperate prayers. That’s happening today! We live in a day where crises are a typical headline, where the previously unthinkable is happening right before our eyes, where the very fiber of our society is shifting and decaying. The Church cannot ignore the signs of moral decay. We must respond, but not the way the world does. Our response must be to press into God even more, to pray even more fervently than ever, and to obey Jesus as He leads. Please, PLEASE pray and never give up! Here are some ways you can join in with others in Athens in praying for our city and beyond…

The Athens Prayer Watch – Nearly non-stop prayer over Athens
Started February 1, concludes May 1
Details: We are now one third of the way through our third Prayer Watch. Again this is for three months. People are signing up for one or more 30 minute slot, then watching and praying from wherever they are in that same slot each week. At this point there are 123 half hour slots (out of 336) with 77 participants. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for this movement of prayer that is impacting the spiritual atmosphere over Athens. For more details and to sign up check out www.slottr.com/sheets/559722

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 3 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
Details: This is our monthly Student Pastors Prayer Gathering, where we connect to pray with and for one another and for the students across our area. If you are not a student pastor please join us in praying from wherever you are at for God to move among the students and the student ministries in the Athens area.

Prayer for India 
Thursday, March 3 / 7 to 9:30pm
Jimmy & Christen’s Richardson’s house – 227 Davis Street, Athens
Details: This is an opportunity to pray for India. There will be three field workers from India joining us, and so there will be praying for the specific people groups they work with. There may also be some worship in Hindi! For more details text or call (706) 340-4400

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 9 / 9 to 10am
Athens Link – 1050 Baxter, Athens 30606
Details: This is an opportunity for Senior Pastors to come together to pray with and for each other and for our city. If you are not a senior pastor, take this opportunity and join with us by praying for your pastor during this same one-hour slot.

Prayer Walk
Saturday, March 12 / 10am to noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Avenue, Downtown Athens
Details: This is our monthly ‘organized’ prayer walk. Each one of these prayer walks are quite unique and exciting. We do it rain or shine, hot or cold, and literally we have done in all those conditions. We meet at the arch and go from there. Please join us as we walk the paths at UGA and/or streets downtown, crying out for God to break forth. Even if you can’t walk you are welcome to come and find a place near the arch and pray! If you are not able to be with us on site, please grab a few moments to pray for Athens and/or UGA from wherever you are at.

Prayer for Middle East
Wednesday, March 16 / noon to 1pm
Classic City Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
Details: This is a great opportunity to pray for the people affected by the conflict in Syria and throughout the Middle East. Everyone is welcome!!! And if you can’t come, please pray for Israel and the Middle East from wherever you are at.

Prayer for the Nations
Thursday, March 17 / Noon to 1:00pm
The Connection Cafe – 723 Baxter Street, Athens
Details: This opportunity to pray for the nations with others from across Athens is hosted by the Athens Sending Movement (ASM). Please join us if you can, to ask God to open up the doors for those in other nations to hear about His Son Jesus Christ. For more details on check out (http://www.sendathens.com) or contact Jimmy Richardson at 706-340-2102

Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, March 17 / 7:00 to 8:30pm
St. James UMC – 111 West Lumpkin St., Athens, GA  30605
Details: This opportunity is for the community and everyone is welcome.  Trained prayer ministers are available to pray in pairs with you for your needs and concerns with complete confidentiality.  Come as you are and drop in during this time.  There have been many healings and breakthroughs as people met Jesus at these gatherings. For more info please check out the website at www.sjumc.org or call 706-548-1680.

Unity Prayer
Sunday, March 20 / 9:15 to 11pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
Details: College students from multiple campus ministries and churches join together as an expression of unity, crying out for God to move in our city and on the campus! This is a great opportunity to pray with college students from other backgrounds and churches. If you are not a student, please be praying for the college students.

Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 30 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
Details: Worship pastors / directors from across Athens meet up to connect, share life, and pray together. We are current revisiting when the best time to do this is. Right now we are meeting on the last Wednesday of the month from 9 to 10am. So all you worship pastors, hope you can join us!

Coming Up…

Athens Now! 
Saturday, April 9 / 5 to 7pm
Athens Link – 1050 Baxter, Athens 30606

Details: In conjunction with Azusa Now (AzusaNow2016.com) and United Cry (unitedcry.org), we are gathering to unite in crying out for revival in Athens and across the USA. So if you can’t make it to LA or to DC, please join us in Athens. 

Pastors Prayer Summit
Wednesday, April 13 / 9 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606
Details: This is a tremendous opportunity to come together as pastors and ministers from across Athens, as whole pastoral and ministry teams (including interns), to connect and pray together. We make new friends as well as circle up with others doing the same thing. Intercessors are invited to join us as an on-site prayer covering for the day. Please mark your calendar and begin to pray for this important event!

SENDathens Conference
Friday, April 15 / 7 to 9:30pm and Saturday, April 16 / 9am to noon
Calvary Bible – 2026 South Milledge Ave Athens, GA 30605
Cost: $15
Details: SENDathens is a coalition of local churches and ministries committed to sending Christ-followers to bless the nations with his love & truth. They love the city and create environments for doing more together than we could do alone. This is one of those environments. The SENDathens Conference is a gathering open to anyone in the community interested in missions and seeing disciples of Jesus from every people group in the world. They are looking for both people to attend the conference, but just as important, people who will be in prayer for the conference.

For more information on the SENDathens movement or to register for the conference go to www.sendathens.com

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 5 / all day
Across Athens and beyond
Details: There will be prayer opportunities from the early morning breakfast, to on site prayer during the day (hopefully including the court house steps at noon) and concluding with a citywide prayer gathering at Cornerstone. Please mark your calendar NOW to be involved all day if you can! For more information check out… http://acmin.org/National-Day-of-Prayer

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