“Instead of worrying, pray.”
Philippians 4:6 (MSG)
It’s pretty clear… don’t be anxious for anything, but in everything, pray! As we take our worries, frets, anxieties, fears, etc. and cast them before our Savior who cares for us (1 Peter 5:7), He will replace them with His peace. In fact, it is a peace that the world cannot grasp (John 14:27). We’re told that this peace He gives transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7). So, take all those things that hinder you, those thoughts that try to hold you down, and cast them upon Jesus. He WILL fill you with His peace so that you become a peace-carrier everywhere you go! And while you’re at it, pray this for those around you, that God’s transcending peace would be felt across our city!!!
Here are some opportunities to pray for and with others. May God rend the heavens and move among us this month (Isaiah 64:1). Please ask for God’s will to be done in regards to the elections. And please get out and prayerfully vote!!!
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 1 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Baptist – 2390 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
On the first Thursday of every month, the Student Pastors from around Athens meet up to connect and pray together. Please join us as we pray for a powerful movement of God to sweep across all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens. Pray for the effectiveness and fruitfulness of every Student Ministry in our city. Ask God for more students to be drawn in, and that He’d rise up and prepare more leaders. Cry out to Him for revival in each church’s student ministry in Athens. And don’t give up pleading with Him to release an awakening (lost kids coming to Christ) on all the campuses across our city!
Sunday, November 4 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Avenue, Athens 30601
This is a monthly gathering of college students (only) led by college students from several campus ministries and various local churches coming together for a time of confession and prayer for unity, salvation, and laborers. Please join them in praying for revival & awakening at UGA.
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, November 10 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave
Whether it is warm, cold, wet, dry, sunny, gloomy, windy or still, each month we hit the pavement praying together on the second Saturday. Please come and join in with other prayer folks from across Athens and focus prayer on the campus and on our city. Every prayer walk is amazing unique!!! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. This is for you, whether you’re a veteran intercessor or have never been on a prayer walk before. You are welcome to come as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond.
Wednesday, November 14 / 9 to 10am
Bethel Baptist Church Watkinsville – 59 N. Main Street, Watkinsville 30677
As Senior Pastors from around Athens come together to encourage one another and pray for and with each other, please take time to pray for your pastor from wherever you are at. This monthly time has become a safe place for pastors to connect, share deeply and pray with others who carry the same responsibility and important role in our city. Ask God to refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the amazing unity He has established in Athens among pastors.
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, November 15 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Each month the executive pastors from across Athens connect and pray together. Please pray for these leaders who “run” the churches in our city! Ask God to give them wisdom from above, with grace and courage to walk it out.
Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, November 15 / 7 to 8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30606
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who would like to receive healing prayer, in a safe, confidential way. Trained prayer ministers are available to pray for you. Please come and allow others to surround your in loving prayer.
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, November 21 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
Groups are a vital part of growing in relationship with Jesus. Life is better connected and that’s what the groups ministries in Athens do. These ministries a vital part of our advancing the Kingdom of God. Please pray that God would draw more folks into these life-giving groups. Pray that He give abundant grace on each group leader in our city. Ask God to rise up even more strong leaders in our city for more new groups. And definitely pray for the pastors who lead the groups ministries in Athens!
Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, November 28 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605
This is the monthly gathering of focused prayer for the Middle East and Israel. There is usually some very specific intel (requests) that lead to very focused prayer into a battle torn land! Everyone is welcome to join in as we pray for Israel and the nations / peoples of the Middle East. Please pray for the Kingdom of God to advance in Israel and across the Middle East!
Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, November 29 / 10am to noon
Beech Haven Baptist – 2390 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
Black and white senior pastors from Athens meet up every two months, to intentionally discuss and pray through the various racial issues we live in. This gathering has become a beautiful place where God is tearing down walls and building authentic relationships in the place of the previous barriers. Please pray for God’s momentum to continue into this next gathering. Pray that the ground that has been taken would be maintained and occupied and that more would be possessed. Pray that God would give us His strategies to lead us into a reconciled, unified and transformed Athens!
Ongoing and inspirational…
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
At 8am (ET) every morning Daily Prayer Texts are sent to cell phones across Athens (and beyond). Every text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. If you’re not already getting these, stop right now and sign up. You will be joining with others across our city, and have the same prayer focus every day! To receive the Daily Prayer Text just text @athenspray to 81010 and you’ll start getting these inspirational, prayer focusing texts right away.
Mondays / 8 to 9am
UGA Tate Center – Room 480
This weekly opportunity for UGA students (and others) to come together on campus to worship and pray for each other, for revival on UGA and for God to do amazing among us! Please join us if you can, even if you have to leave early for class or work.
Campus Ministers Prayer
Thursdays / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 South Lumpkin, Athens 30605
This weekly opportunity is for those who lead ministries on the UGA campus to connect, journey together and pray for each other and the campus. Continue to pray for the various campus ministries (i.e. Wesley, CRU, RUF, Team United, Grace Athens, etc.) and their leaders. Pray that God would continue to unite us and build an even deeper and wider level of unity on the campus. We meet every Thursday during the school year.
Thursdays / 6:30 to 8pm
Cornerstone (Athens Prayer Center) – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
These weekly gatherings continue through the summer and are open to everyone who wants to meet with God and grow in their faith. These gatherings include some great teaching, deep worship and lots of prayer! Everyone from across the city is invited join in if you are able!
New Year New Heart
Saturday, January 12
This is an annual prayer conference facilitated by Athens College of Ministry. The theme for 2019 will be related to hearing from God. Save the date! For more info… https://acmin.org/new-year-new-heart/
The Mix 19
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24
The Classic Center
We will have a prayer room again this year at The Mix. And we are increasing the prayer for it even more than last year! Please mark your calendar to be a part of it. More info coming real soon. Be praying for all the details to come into place, as the speaker and worship team prepares, for the 35+ student ministries in Athens who will be bringing students, for the 2500+ students who will be attending, and for the prayer covering for it all.
For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are more prayer things happening in Athens than listed here. Some of the above activities may change, and there are other prayer opportunities that come up in addition to things listed above… you can get the latest happenings at www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/
Bless you heaps!!!