“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
Our prayers, no matter how BIG they may be, can never out do our God’s ability to answer them! In fact, in the Amplified version it says, God is “able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all we dare to ask or think.” In other words, God is not put off by our audacious prayers. I believe our prayers are simply a conduit for God to do superabundantly more. Somehow, our prayers release heaven on earth, without our even understanding the depth of it. So, this month, please ask frequently and ask audaciously for God to do all He wants to do in your life, in our city and beyond!
Here are some opportunities to pray for and with others this month. Please ask God to do infinitely more than we ask or even imagine this month. And definitely pray that His presence would overflow on all those around us in our city.
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 4 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
Each month (first Thursday) the Student Pastors from around Athens meet up to connect and pray together. Pray for a powerful movement of God to sweep across all the Middle School and High School campuses in Athens this Fall. Feel free to name them to Him. Pray that every Student Ministry in our city would be effective and fruitful. Pray for more students to be drawn in, for more leaders to rise up, and for revival to happen in each church’s student ministry. And pray that God will release an awakening on all the campuses across our city!
Wednesday, October 10 / 9 to 10am
Watkinsville First Baptist Church – 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd, Watkinsville 30677
Every month Senior Pastors from around Athens come together to encourage one another and pray for and with each other. This has become a safe place for pastors to connect, share deeply and pray with others who are in the same role. Senior Pastors have a tremendous responsibility and important role in our city. Ask God to protect and deepen the amazing unity in Athens, especially among pastors. Please pray for your pastor – marriage, family, faith, friendships, finances and favor in the city.
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, October 13 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad Street and College Ave
This is a monthly opportunity (on the second Saturday) to join in with other prayer warriors from across our city and focus prayer on the campus and on our city. Rain or shine, hot or hotter, we hit the pavement praying big time prayers. These prayer walks are always very amazing and quite unique!!! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. You are welcome to come as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond (even if you’ve never prayer walked before).
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 18 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
Each month the executive pastors from across Athens connect and pray together. Please pray for these guys who “run” the churches in our city! Ask God to give them wisdom from above, with grace and courage to walk it out.
Saturday, October 20 / Noon to 6pm
ACM – 4080 S. Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, 30606
For more details… https://acmin.org/adore/
Athens College of Ministry (ACM) is excited to present a community-wide, outdoor musical worship event called “A.D.O.R.E.” which stands for “A Day Of Rejoicing for Everyone,” and that’s exactly what we’re planning… a day when the Body of Christ unites across northeast Georgia in jubilant musical worship before the Lord! It will be an awesome event for the whole family! And as a special sneak preview, you can set foot on the new ACMin campus!
Admission is FREE (though donations are appreciated!). Food such as hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic! Please bring your friends and your own lawn chairs. ADORE is a tobacco and alcohol free event.
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 24 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Cornerstone – 4680 Lexington Road, Athens 30605
Life is better connected. That’s what the groups ministries in Athens do, and it is a vital part of our advancing the Kingdom of God. Please pray that God would draw more folks to these groups. Pray that He would prepare and pour out grace on the group leaders. Ask God to give us a strong groups ministry with strong leaders in our city. And please pray for the pastors who lead the groups ministries in Athens!
Prayer for the Middle East
Wednesday, October 24 / 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 are usually some very specific prayer 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!
Ongoing and inspirational…
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
Every morning at 8am (ET) these Daily Prayer Texts are sent to your cell phone. Each text includes a brief bible verse and a focus for praying. If you’re not already a part of this, pause right now and sign up. You will join with others across our city, and have the same prayer focus each day! To begin receiving these 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 is a weekly opportunity for UGA students from the various campus ministries and others to come together on campus to worship and pray for each other, for revival on UGA and for God to do His awesome deeds among us! Starting September 10, we will be meeting every Monday!!!
Campus Ministers Prayer
Thursdays / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 South Lumpkin, Athens 30605
This is a weekly opportunity for those who lead ministries on the UGA campus to connect, journey together and pray for each other and the campus. Please pray for the various campus ministries and their leaders. Pray that God would continue to unite us and build an even deeper and wider level of unity. 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!
Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, November 29 / 10am to noon
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 safe place to tear down walls and build authentic relationships across 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. Pray that God would give us His strategies to lead us into a reconciled and transformed Athens!
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. Please mark your calendar to be a part of it. 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, and for the 2500+ students who will be attending.
For more (and up to date) stuff…
Not every prayer activity in Athens is listed above. 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!!!