“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16b (NIV)

Our prayers matter. They shake up the spiritual atmosphere around us. Our prayers are changing the climate over our city. If we had eyes to see what happens when we pray I am convinced we would pray more, perhaps even pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). And Jesus taught that the power of prayer increases when we pray with others (Matthew 18:19-20).

Here are some opportunities to pray with others this month. Please press into God and not let up!!!

Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 1 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Baptist Church – 2390 Broad Street, Athens GA 30606

Worship plays such a huge part in our prayer and expression of faith. Those who lead worship in our city are in such a visibly influential place. On the first Wednesday of each month worship pastors from around Athens meet up to pray for and with each other and for the worship ministries across our region. Often these worship leaders will bring a song to share that they have recently written. Please join us in prayer from wherever you are, asking God to release greater anointing upon the worship leaders in your church and in our city. Ask God for new songs, new intensity, new passion and even miracles in the context of worship in the churches across our city. Ask Him for a greater grace to worship Him in our city!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 2 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 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 continue to pray for a fresh move of His Spirit on all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens. Pray for greater favor on each of the campuses across Athens. Pray that unity between student ministries (and student pastors) would continue to gain momentum. Ask for more student leaders to rise up in preparation of the coming harvest! Please be crying out for God to bring everything together for TheMix18 that’s coming up in February. This year we are adding a much more intense prayer covering!

Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, November 2 / 7 to 8:30pm
SJUMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606

This is for the community and everyone is welcome.  Come as you are and drop in during these times. You will have individual prayer (if desired) with two trained prayer ministers for your needs and concerns with complete confidentiality. There have been many healing’s and breakthroughs as people met Jesus at these gatherings. Any questions, please call:  706-548-1680

Spiritual Warfare & Deliverance Conference with Eddie & Alice Smith
Thursday – Saturday, November 2 to 4
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

God is stirring His church to step into a new level of intercession and be activated as Kingdom warriors. Cornerstone is hosting a Prayer Seminar with Eddie and Alice Smith from Houston, TX.  They will be teaching on Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Mapping and getting rid of Strongholds.  Everyone is invited to attend. The cost is $75 per person and includes: meal on Saturday, snacks and materials. If you want to come, but can’t afford the tuition, please call Pastor Robert at 706-549-0000. To register online go to https://cornerstoneathens.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/49/responses/new

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 8 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens GA 30606

Senior Pastors carry a tremendous spiritual load. This monthly gathering on the second Wednesday is for Senior Pastors from around Athens to meet up to encourage and pray for and with each other. God continues to give us an amazing and unique grace for unity in Athens. Please pray that God would protect the unity that He is already established and that it would continue to deepen and grow wider. Be praying that your pastor would be able to be a part of it. Also pray for more intercessors would rise up to pray for the pastors across our city. Continue to pray for an increase in the intensity of prayer for your pastor. Pray that God would meet with them to refresh and renew them. Pray that God would show them if/where they have drifted away from their first love. Pray for their protection in the battle. Pray for their marriages and their families. Ask God to give them strength, encouragement and stamina. Ask God to give them wisdom and revelation that they would know Him better (Ephesians 1:17) and that they would lead and minister from that place of intimacy with Jesus. And ask God for a greater measure of joy, peace, rest and faith to be released over them and their ministry!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, November 11 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

Rain or shine, heat or cold (and it could be anything), 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 other prayer warriors from across our city to focus prayer on the campus and our city. These are always pretty amazing times of prayer!!! You are most welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.

Unity Prayer
Sunday, November 12 / 9:30 to 11pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Avenue, Athens 30601

This is a monthly gathering of college students (only) lead by college students from across the campus ministries and various local churches coming together to pray. Please join them in prayer for revival & awakening on the UGA campus.

Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, November 15 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is the monthly gathering of focused prayer for the Middle East and Israel. There are often updates from the Middle East, that lead to very specific praying. Everyone is welcome to join us as we pray for Israel and the conflict in the Middle East. Please pray for the Kingdom of God to advance in Israel and across the Middle East!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 16 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens GA 530605

This monthly gathering is for those who “run” the churches in Athens. Please pray that God would tremendously bless and supernaturally protect them and their families, and grant them wisdom beyond their years and beyond this world (James 3:17-18). Pray that out of this growing unity God would do even greater things in our city!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 16 / 3 to 4pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens GA 530605

Discipleship and spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships. And groups provide a context to journey with others in an ongoing, safe and enjoyable way! This monthly gathering is for those who lead the groups ministries in churches across Athens. Please pray that God would bless the groups across our city. Pray that God would rise up more leaders and that more people would get involved in more groups. Pray for new wineskins and new ways to get people together in groups. Pray for those who lead the groups ministries in Athens!

Campus Prayer
Wednesday, November 29 / 12 to 1pm
UGA Tate Center

This new ministry provides a context for students and others (i.e. faculty) from across UGA and various churches in Athens to come together on campus to pray for and with one another for each other, and for revival on the campus. At this point, Campus Prayer is a monthly gathering, on the last Wednesday from noon to 1pm. Please pass the word to all UGA students you know, and continue to pray for greater unity on the campus and ultimately revival across the campus and beyond.

Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday, December 1 / 9:30 to 11am
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is our monthly gathering (usually on the last Friday of the month) for those who lead (or facilitate) prayer ministries in Athens. These are amazing gatherings that provide an awesome opportunity to connect, hear what God is saying to each other and to pray together. Please pray for these strategic citywide prayer leaders (especially the ones you know), asking God to take them deeper and deeper in their own walk with Jesus and that out of this intimate place, lead their prayer ministries forward into the coming harvest! Pray that God would continue to raise up more prayer leaders in our city!

Ongoing and inspirational…

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area

These Daily Prayer Texts are short messages sent to your cell phone every morning at 8am. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. To sign up all you need to do is text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting these inspirational, prayer focusing texts right away.

Campus Ministers Prayer
Mondays / 1:30 to 2:45pm
Near UGA 

This weekly gathering for the various campus ministers is vital in building unity and spiritual momentum at UGA. Pray for these leaders as they connect with one another and in humility journey together to reach UGA with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray that each of these leaders would grow in intensity with passion, devotion, wisdom and grace! And as we work through Andrew Murray’s book, Humility, please be praying that God would give us the grace to apply it in our lives and ministries. Pray that God would be ready to catch the wave of the Spirit that is coming!

Prayer for the Nations
Mondays / 7 to 8:30
Nations Church (24/7 Prayer Room) – 8780 Macon Hwy, Athens 30606

Every Monday night this group meets to pray for the nations, especially for the most persecuted countries. They intertwine some ‘missions’ statistics and a Biblical basis of Missions, as well as a short Bible study in each meeting. Their room is accessible from the outside (the doors are always unlocked), to the left of the Family Life Center. And whether you can come or not, please join in and pray for the nations of the world to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Encounter Gatherings
Thursdays / 6:30 to 8pm
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

These weekly gatherings are open to everyone who wants to meet with God and grow in their faith. These gatherings include some amazing teaching, worship and lots of prayer! Please join in if you are able!

Coming up…

New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

A prayer seminar put on by Athens College of Ministry. Cost for this all-day seminar is $30 with lunch included! For more info… http://www.acmin.org/New-Year-New-Heart

The Mix 2018
Friday – Sunday, February 23 to 25, 2018
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

Something to keep on your radar… we will be having a watch running concurrent with The Mix, for 36 hours straight, from noon Friday to 11:59am Saturday. Please mark your calendar and save the date so you can be involved!!!

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 happenings at www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

Bless you heaps!!!

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