“One day Jesus told His disciples a story to show them that they should always pray and never give up.”  Luke 18:1 (NLT)
Prayer can be hard work. It is easy to become discouraged when we don’t see the answer to our prayer, especially after a long season. Many mighty prayer warriors have given up along the journey because they became discouraged (not to mention the great attack they came under while praying to what appeared to be “brass heavens”). Nevertheless, Jesus tells us in the parable in Luke 18 to keep on praying and don’t give up!

Prayer is not about getting God to do what we want. Actually prayer is more about tapping into the Father’s heart and then crying out for His will to be done, here on earth as it is in heaven! The battle of prayer is to continue on in faith even when you don’t see the answer coming. And to endure as a prayer warrior it is always best to join up with others.
Here are some opportunities to join others in prayer in Athens. By the way, God is answering a lot of prayer in our city right now. So please press in and cry out even more than ever!
The Watch – Fall 16
Started August 1 and concludes December 1, 2016
All across Athens & beyond!

Details: The Watch is now half way through our four month adventure. Thank you to everyone who has already joined in. Sign ups will continue to be taken throughout the duration of the Watch. Please grab one or more 30 minute slot, then each week watch & pray in that same time slot from wherever you are at. Sign up at www.slottr.com/sheets/1208006
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
July 31 through December 1
All across Athens area

Details: These are short texts that go out every morning at 8am. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. To sign up text @athenspray to 81010. You’ll receive a daily prayer boost up until December 1. 
Campus Ministries Prayer Gathering
Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 / 1:30 to 3pm
Campus View Church– 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605
Details: 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.

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 6 / 9 to 10am
WFBC – 1610 Simonton Bridge, Watkinsville 30677
Details: Student pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other and for the student ministries in our region.  Pray for the student pastor in your congregation, as well as the others across the city. Specifically ask God for a fresh move of the Spirit on the middle school and high school campuses across Athens!
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, October 8 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

Details: Each month, usually on the second Saturday, we converge at UGA Arch to prayer walk the campus and/or downtown. You are most welcome to join us.
Unity Prayer
Sunday, October 9 / 9:15 to 10:30pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
Details: 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. Please pray for these college students gathering together, specifically that God would intensify their hunger for Him.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 12 / 9 to 10am
Hill Chapel – 1692 W. Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Details: Senior pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other. Please pray for your pastor today! Pray that God would protect them, their marriages and their families. Ask God to stir a greater hunger and thirst for Jesus. Ask God to grant them wisdom and grace in all they do!
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 13 / 9 to 10am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Details: Executive pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other and for their ministries in churches in Athens. Please pray for these pastors who “run” the churches in Athens.
Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, October 19/ noon to 1pm
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386 N. Milledge Ave., Athens 30601
Details: Focused prayer for the Middle East and Israel. Usually get some updates from on the ground there, leading to very specific prayers. Take time today to pray for Israel and the conflict in the Middle East.
Groups / Discipleship Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 20 / 1:30 to 2:30pm
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Details: Groups/Discipleship pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other and for their ministries in our region.  Pray for these pastors as they continually seek God about leading (discipling) their congregations into a loving, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Worship Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 26/ 9 to 10am
Wesley Prayer Chapel – 1196 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens
Details: Worship pastors from around Athens meeting up to pray for and with each other and for the worship ministries in our region. Please pray for your worship pastors and the teams they lead. Ask God for a fresh anointing for these guys to lead your congregation into God’s presence!

Citywide Prayer Leaders Gathering
Friday, October 28 / 9:30 to 11am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

Details: This is a monthly gathering for those folks who lead (or facilitate) prayer ministries in Athens. It’s a great opportunity to connect with others leading prayer, and to pray together. This usually falls on the last Friday of the month. If you have a prayer director at your church (or ministry) that is not already a part of this, could you pass on the details to them? Thank you!

Worship and Prayer Vigil
Friday, November 4 / 8pm to Saturday November 5 / 8am
Athens Prayer Center – Cornerstone, 4680 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
Details: Worship & prayer leaders from across Athens facilitate one or two hour slots. Our theme for this vigil will be praying for the elections that coming Tuesday (November 8) and for our nation!
Unity Reconciliation Gathering
Thursday, November 10, 2016 / 9am to 1pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 165 Pulaski St, Athens, GA 30601
Details: The continuation of prayer and transparent discussion about racial reconciliation in Athens. This important gathering is for Senior Pastors ONLY! Please mark your calendars!
New Year New Heart 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 / All Day
Details: This is the annual prayer seminar hosted by Athens College of Ministry. Definitely mark you calendar to save the date. Then begin praying that God would lead the planning team to craft a day that powerfully equips the praying folks of Athens and surrounding area!
Children’s Pastors Prayer Gathering
Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 9 to 10am
Details: The various children’s ministry leaders from across Athens to connect and pray together once every three months. Please pray for the children workers (staff and volunteers) in your church.
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/

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