Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
Are you asking for the MORE OF GOD? Paul is saying here that we can never ask God for more than He is able to do. In fact, we can’t even imagine what He can, or even wants to do. But still He desires us to ask. Earlier Paul says that through Christ we can approach God with confidence and freedom (3:12). In the above passage, Paul says that God is able to do all this through us, because His power is already working in us (Ephesians 1:19-20). Get that, we already have it. Cry out for God to allow His power, that same power that rose Christ from the grave, to flow through you, your church and the churches across our city! God is going to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or imagine in Athens!
So, this month, please ask God for more… more of Him, more of His presence, more of His peace, more of His glory, more of His power to flow through His church in Athens in October!
While you’re at it, here are some great opportunities to pray for “the more of God” with others across Athens for our city.
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 3 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606
Student Pastors meet up to pray with and for each other on the first Thursday of each month. Please join us in prayer as we press into this season. Pray for all of these Student Pastors – for their spiritual wellbeing, passion, faith and wisdom to lead their ministry. Pray for all the volunteers, interns and staff working with Middle School through High School students in Athens. Pray for the students – for conviction and passion of faith, for godly friends and boldness to make good decisions. Pray for momentum and traction for each Student ministry. Please pray for us as we begin to prepare for The Mix20. And pray for revival on every campus across Athens and the greater Athens area! Ask for the more of God in the student ministries across our city!
Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, October 5 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch – Corner of Broad St and College Ave
Again in October we will hit the pavement at UGA on the FIRST Saturday. Join us as we cry out for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. Every prayer walk is beautifully unique, and always amazing. We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. So, whether you have never been on a prayer walk before, or you’re a veteran intercessor, or like most of us, somewhere in-between, you are totally welcome to join us as we walk, talk and pray for revival at UGA, across Athens, and beyond. This is a great opportunity to cry out for the more of God at UGA!
Jesus at the Door
Saturday, October 5 / 9:30am to 4pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605
This is a very important day of equipping in outreach. The Awakening Church is hosting an all-day training experience at Living Hope. The guest speaker/equipper is Scott McNamara. Registration is free. Please pray about this important training event (and consider joining us if you’re able)!!! Pray that God would mobilize His church to share the gospel with love, power and boldness! For tickets or more info please visit… www.theawakeningathens.org/jesusatthedoor or https://www.facebook.com/TheAwakeningAthens/.
Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, October 7 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
This is a crucial monthly calling together of intercessors from across Athens. Watchmen are taking their place on the walls, and our unity is vitally important. Though this is not a closed group, it is definitely not for everyone. It is specifically for those who are intercessors in Athens (whether veteran or pretty new at it), to come together, connect, network, get equipped and pray for and with each other. If you’re interested in being a part of it, please let me know.
Wednesday, October 9 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens 30607
Unity is a beautiful thing, and this group of senior pastors is an expression of the unity that God continues to expand in Athens. Each month we meet up to share our lives and pray with and for each other. Please take this opportunity to pray for your pastor, perhaps even while we are meeting, from wherever you are at. Ask God to tremendously bless, refresh, encourage, protect and provide for your pastor, their marriage and their family. Pray that God would guard and deepen the unity He has established in Athens among these pastors. Ask God to meet each of these spiritual gatekeepers of Athens right where they are, and give them all that it takes to stay connected to God and run strongly. Ask God to prepare all these leaders for what He is about to do in our city! And ask God for His more in each of these pastors lives!!!
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 16 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Classic City Church Ministry Center –386 N Milledge Ave, Athens 30601
This monthly gathering is for those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city. Life happens best in community and small groups provide that context! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people in the groups to be willing to share their lives and be open to grow. Pray that the groups ministries in Athens would be healthy and strong! Pray that God would raise up more group leaders for the next season. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask Him for His more over this essential ministry in Athens!
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 17 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606
The leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other each month. Please pray for the executive / administrative pastor (or those who do that role) in your church and the others who carry this load in the churches across Athens. This is such a vital ministry! Ask for His more in their lives! Pray that God would give them wisdom from above and supernatural joy as they keep the systems operating smoothly and effectively (or set up new ones) for Kingdom growth in our city. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor in their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them what they need to be prepared for what’s coming next.
Awaken the Dawn Athens
October 17 – 19 / Thursday 6pm to Saturday 8pm
Lot between Cali N Tito’s & Chabad – Lumpkin Ave
Tent America is coming to Athens! Twenty-five teams will be taking two-hour slots for a combined total of fifty hours of nonstop worship, prayer and reading of the word of God over Athens. And Athens is just one of hundreds of locations around the USA that will be occurring simultaneously, mostly in tents. Starts Thursday at 6pm and concludes Saturday at 8pm. You are welcome to come at any time during these 50 hours whether you’re on a team or not! If you’re interested in signing up a team or as an individual (prayer leader, worship leader, and scripture reader) go to …
For more details on how you can get involved in ATD Athens contact Brigitte at 770-380-9068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, October 18 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer) – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens 30605
This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others, focusing prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are usually reports from missionaries who are there in the Middle East, to help direct laser focused prayer. Please join in as we press into God on behalf of this precious region of the world. Even if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East. Ask for God’s more, for the Middle East!
Kid’s Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 10 to 11am
Beech Haven Baptist Church – 2390 W Broad St, Athens 30606
Those who lead children’s ministries across Athens come together each month at a different venue to sharpen each other through sharing life, resources and prayer. Please pray for these pastors, directors and volunteers who lead the various kid’s ministries in our city. And if you’re one of them, please join us if you’re able!!! If you have any questions please contact Erin Murray at email@example.com or 706-318-3697.
Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 7 to 8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Dr, Athens 30605
Here’s an opportunity to receive prayer in a comfortable, confidential setting from trained prayer counsellors. Please join us and pass the word to anyone who would like to receive healing prayer. Everyone is welcome!!!
For God So Loved Athens
Friday evening and Saturday, October 25-26
Athens Church and across our city!
The For God so Loved Tour exists to inspire university students and young adults to have an active faith through service. This service based conference engages attendees through worship and teaching, then sends them into their local community to serve those in need. APN will be covering this strategic event in prayer!!! If you are interested in being on the intercessory prayer team for this conference please let me know.
For more info or to register for the conference… https://www.forgodsolovedtour.com/
Ongoing and inspirational…
Monday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 / noon to 1pm
UGA Tate – room 480
This weekly opportunity, called Campus Prayer, is for UGA students and others to come together from various ministries and local churches to pray on campus for each other and for revival. These are pretty powerful times of prayer! Please join us for some or all of this gathering every Monday at noon. Join us in praying for the more of God over UGA!
Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Monday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens 30605
The directors of many of the campus ministries at UGA come together every week to pray, and share life. We are reading and praying through the book of Ephesians together. This is a powerful opportunity for us to build unity and stand with each other as we fight the good fight for the kingdom of God on our campus. Please pray for these campus leaders as they catch the wave that the Holy Spirit is stirring up on the campus. Ask God to grant them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus better! Ask for “God’s more” in the campus ministries that you know of!
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
These Daily Prayer Texts are delivered every morning (8am) to cell phones across Athens and beyond. They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT each day, please simply text @athenspray to 81010. This is a crazy awesome and simple way to stand in unified, focused prayer with others from across our city for our city!
Downtown Ministries Prayer Partners
All across Athens area
Downtown Ministries is looking for prayer partners who will stand with them before the Lord as they serve and reach out to inter-city youth in Athens. To sign up to receive a monthly email guide to Downtown Ministries prayer needs go to downtownministries.org.
Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, November 21 / 10am to noon
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Rd, Athens 30606
Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. We do this every two months, and have been doing it over the past three years now. It has been life changing. Please pray that God would protect and finish what He has begun in us. Pray that He would continue to tear down every wall that divides us in Athens and to increase the level of unity even more. Pray that God would grant us even a greater grace as we press in with each other. And please watch how it impacts our city.
For more (and up to date) stuff…
Most every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!
Bless you heaps!!!