Prayer Opportunities in October 2021.

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God! 
And that is what we are!”
1 John 3:1a (NIV)

Please don’t beg! We are children of royalty and it is not right for us to come to our Father begging! He says come with confidence, with boldness, asking in Jesus name, expecting to receive as we ask in faith (John 14:13-14, Hebrews 4:16, James 1:6)! So please, don’t come to the throne of grace begging, wishing, whining for God to respond! Come believing that He hears and will to respond with awesome deeds (Psalm 65:5 NLT). This month please keep pressing into God for revival, awakening and reformation in our city. Come with confidence crying out for His glory to be made known through His Church throughout our city, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14).

Here are some ways you can pray confidently as His children with others and for others and for our city this month….

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 7 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them. We will begin praying together for TheMix22!

If you’re not a student pastor, please take this opportunity to pray for the students at your church to be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, gripped with who they are in Christ and sent out with a passion to reach their campus. Pray for the student leaders and pastors to be stirred and taken deeper in Christ, as they can only take the students where they have been or going. Pray that volunteer student leaders would step up and be prepared for the coming harvest of young people in our city! Pray for a powerful prayer movement to rise up among the young people across our city!!! Pray that each campus would become a hub of revival fire!

Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, October 9 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street

This is our monthly Prayer Walk. As usual, it is very timely, though maybe inconvenient!!! If you are in town, please join us for this vital opportunity to stroll together and cry out to God to move powerfully at UGA and across Athens. In person, on site prayer really does matter! We are crying out for revival, even reformation, on this campus, across our city and beyond! We are preparing the way for the revival here! These prayer walks are always amazingly unique and a huge blessing to those who come! Please join us if you’re able!

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 13 / 9 to 10am
New Covenant Worship Center – 1425 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens 30607

This is our monthly Senior Pastors Prayer gathering. Pastors from across Athens come together to pray for and with each other! If you’re a Senior Pastor, please come and pray with the other senior pastors from across Athens! These are deep and powerful times as we share, walk and pray in transparency together!

If you’re not a senior pastor, then please use this as an opportunity to join us from wherever you are in praying for the pastors of our city, starting with your own!

Pray that God would give them supernatural stamina, divine insights and wisdom from above, along with extraordinary creativity and Holy Spirit boldness, as they lead their congregations through this challenging, unprecedented, and hostile season. Ask God to show them how to prepare for revival and reformation. Ask God to empower them to lead well, and for each church to be an instrument of life. Pray that God would protect, even expand the kingdom unity among pastors in our city.

Altar of Fire
Thursday, October 14 / 7 to 9pm
Phoenix Community – 660 W. Broad Street, Athens 30601

This is our monthly citywide gathering for intercessors, worshippers and lovers of Jesus. These nights are primarily for those who want to jump into the fire of God and meet Him in the midst of the flames, though we have had salvations happen in our midst. We come with a wholehearted passionate desire to surrender to Jesus. Every one of these altars of fire have been an amazing time of loud worship, high praise, prayer and consecration. We’ve seen God move powerfully among us. But the reason we come is to provide fuel for the fire at His altar! If you’re interested in giving it all to Jesus in a corporate setting with others who are desperate for God, this is for you!!!

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, October 18 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center
 
This is our monthly gathering for intercessors from around Athens to converge, to hear what God has been saying to each of us, and get a sense of where we are heading as we press through this hour. These are powerful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions, in unity, across our city!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, October 20 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Rd, Bogart 30622

This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries in the Athens area. We come together to share and pray with and for each other. Please join us in praying for those who lead Groups Ministries across Athens, starting with the ones in your church. In this season, people are desperate for authentic community and groups provide it! Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!

Pray that God would continue to lead the Groups Pastors in our city to create more new and effective ways to stay connected and to connect new people. Pray that God would grant them wisdom and creativity. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead their groups well. Pray that God would raise up more group leaders in this hour. Ask God to gently remove those who should not be leading groups any more. Ask God to protect and expand this vital ministry in our city. Ask God to release an anticipation for revival in each group. And ask Him for heaven to come down upon every group that meets in Jesus’ powerful Name in Athens! Ask Him to release powerful, faithful filled prayer in these groups!

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, October 21 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven Church 2390 W Broad St, Athens 30606

This is our monthly opportunity for those who “run” churches in Athens to come together to share and pray with and for each other. These hidden warriors make huge decisions in a climate they have never been before. The nature of their role is one that their job list is never finished.

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 our city. This includes those who handle the finances, the bookkeeping, the operations of the physical facilities, etc. They need wisdom, creativity, boldness and faith. This is a very important ministry at such a crucial hour as this! Pray that God would give them supernatural joy and grace as they keep the systems operating and create new ones for Kingdom growth in Athens. Pray for unity between them and their senior pastor. Pray that God would increase His presence and favor on their lives and homes. Pray that God would give them all they need as the Church emerges in this new day.

Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, October 22 / noon to 1pm
Via Zoom (be watching for details)

This is the monthly gathering of a group of passionate prayer warriors who come together to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! You are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person or via Zoom, please take time during the day to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!

ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
E/O Thursday, October 14 & 28 / 3 to 4:15pm
Upper Loft at Wesley

Every-other-week several of those who lead a campus ministry or local church college ministry join together in prayer. This is a vital place for these leaders to stand as one, crying out together for God to move on this campus! There is power in unified prayer! Ask God to protect, and fill with wisdom, creativity, and fire for a great level of intimacy with Jesus. Ask God to for a grace to keep this every other Thursday time slot open to pray together on behalf of the nearly 40,000 college students at UGA!

Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 / 10:30 to 11:30am
The Light – 174 Henderson Ext, Athens 30605
 
Senior Pastors from around Athens are encouraged to join us every week to contend in prayer together for revival in our city, state and nation. Every week is amazing, filled with intensity and a strong sense of God’s presence. The last Thursday of the month (October 28) is open for all pastors, key leaders in churches and intercessors to join us as well. Please be praying for your pastor to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit, to prepare for the revival right here in our city! Pray that your pastor would be able to join us if he isn’t already a part of this vital and strategic prayer time together!

Give Him 15
Monday through Friday
Everywhere
 
These are daily prayer thoughts by Dutch Sheets. If you are not already seeing the daily videos or reading the daily post, I would highly recommend it. This will continue till it’s over! Get the GiveHim15 App at the App store or go to https://www.givehim15.com/. You can also get the written post most days on the APN Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281
 
Georgia Prayer Line
Wednesdays / 7:45am
Dial 425-436-6325 – when prompted enter access code 423231#

Please try to log in at 7:40am to announce your city and county. If you miss the live call you can still hear it by dialing 425-436-6309 (same access code).

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area
 
Daily Prayer Texts are a quick way to focus prayer across our city. These are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond every day at 8am (ET). They are also posted each day at noon on the APN Facebook page. If you would like to receive these DPT’s on your phone, please text @athenspray to 81010. This is an amazingly simple and awesome way to start your day and to stand in unified focused prayer with others from across our city, for our city!

MORE & UP TO DATE STUFF…

Every day we post something on the APN Facebook page. Usually (and especially recently) it is more than once. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points, prayer inspirations and the Daily Prayer Text. It is definitely worth checking daily to help stay connected with what God is doing and to see how other people are praying in our city!
 
Let faith arise in Athens!
Steve