“Well done! You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you….” Luke 19:26 (NLT)
Our measly crumbs become much in God’s hands. Our best efforts are so insignificant and weak without our Savior’s touch. But He loves to take our little, and multiply it. Whether it is fish and loaves or finances, anointing or talents. And He rewards our faithfulness. If we are faithful with little, He will give even more! So it is with prayer. God takes our simple words and the Holy Spirit supercharges them, releasing earth shaking answers. Please keep praying, and pressing into God. This is a season to be faithful. There are many stirrings going on in our city, birth pangs of revival! Churches are seeing more people coming to Christ (a lot more), ministries are growing (significantly), and there is a grace for people pray. We need to steward what God is giving us. So besides praying on your own, please check out the opportunities below and see if you are able to join us at any of them. And the activities that are for specific groups (i.e. senior pastors), please use that as an opportunity to pray for them. Thanks for praying, good and faithful servant!
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, March 1 / 9 to 10:00am
Tuckston UMC – 4175 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
This monthly gathering on the first Wednesday 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. Please pray that God would increase His anointing on those who lead worship in Athens and release a new song over our city!
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 2 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
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, especially as we follow-up the tremendous response from The Mix!
Wednesday, March 8 / 9 to 10am
Athens Link – 1050 Baxter Street, Athens
This monthly gathering on the second Wednesday is for senior pastors from around Athens to meet up to pray for and with each other. The battle is hot, so please keep up your intense prayer for your pastor, as well as for the other senior pastors from across our city. Pray that God would protect them, their marriages and their families. Ask God to stir a greater hunger and thirst for Jesus, that He would be the one thing they seek and chase after. Ask God to grant them wisdom and grace in all they do that they might know Him better (Ephesians 1:17-18)! Ask God to make their ministry in Athens a joy to do!
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, March 11 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave
Rain or shine, heat or cold (and who knows what it will be this time of year), we hit the ground praying. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. This is a monthly opportunity (usually the second Saturday) 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.
Campus Ministries Prayer Gathering
Mondays, March 13, 20 & 27 / 1:30 to 3pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605
Each Monday (while classes are in session) 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.
Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, March 15 / 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, March 16 / 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.
Groups Pastors Prayer
Thursday, March 16 / 1:30 to 2:30m
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
This monthly gathering is for groups & discipleship 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 give these leaders wisdom on discipling and connecting more believers from our churches in Athens.
Racial Reconciliation Forum
Thursday, March 23 / 8 to 9:30pm
Tate Center UGA
Ben Watson will be the key speaker with a panel of folks from Athens and UGA. Ben played football at UGA and is now with the Baltimore Ravens. Please be praying as details are still being worked out. And plan to join us to pray on-site for this important gathering.
Sunday, March 26 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
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. Unity Prayer is a college student lead, college student only prayer event. 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.
Racial Reconciliation Gathering
Thursday, March 30 / 9am to 1pm
Young Harris UMC – 973 Prince Ave, Athens 30606
This very important gathering is for Senior Pastors ONLY. This will be the continuation of prayer and transparent discussion about racial reconciliation in Athens. It’s a big thing when a pastor gives up four hours of their day, and this is a BIG THING!!! Please pray big prayers that God would protect the dialog process that has begun and that trust would truly be established across races and churches in our city. Please pray for reconciliation across our city and nation!
Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, March 30 / 7 to 8:30pm
SJUMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30606
Everyone is welcome to come, worship, pray and receive prayer from trained prayer ministers. It is completely confidential, and is free. For more information check out the website: www.sjumc.com
Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday March 31 / 9:30 to 11am
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
This is a monthly gathering (usually on the last Friday of the month) for those folks who lead (or facilitate) prayer ministries in Athens. It’s a great opportunity to connect, hear what God is saying to each other and to pray together. Please pray for these strategic prayer leaders, asking God to take them deeper and deeper in their own intimate walk with Jesus and that out of this place, lead their prayer ministries forward!
Ongoing and inspirational…
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
December 1 through April 1, 2017
All across Athens area
The Athens Daily Prayer Text continues. 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.
Coming up (definitely mark your calendar)…
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, April 5 / 9 to 10:00am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 4 / 7am to 8:30pm
Various locations across Athens
This is the annual nation-wide Day of Prayer. The day starts with a prayer breakfast at the Classic Center, followed by prayer activities throughout the day (including prayer at the courthouse steps at noon) and then concludes with a citywide prayer gathering at Cornerstone from 7 to 8:30pm. Please mark your calendar now and plan to join in as much as you are able. For more info on the day check out http://www.acmin.org/National-Day-of-Prayer
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/
Bless you heaps!!!