Prayer Opportunities in September 2019.

“In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22 (ESV)

God is building His house, a place for Him to dwell, right here in our city. The unity between churches, ministries and pastors is increasing. We are blessed to be here for such a time as this. We are told that God esteems those who are humble, and contrite in spirit and trembles at His word (Isaiah 66:3). Unity, humility, hunger for God and His word, prayer and seeking His face… all these are ingredients for revival, AND all these are increasing in our city. Please don’t back off because of the busyness of the new school rhythm. Push into God like never before. We indeed are being prepared for God’s commanded blessing of unity (Psalm 133). Thanks for being a part of it!!!

Here are some great opportunities to pray with others across Athens, asking Him to increase and reveal His presence in our city.

By the way, every day we try to post something on the APN Facebook page. These posts include prayer opportunities, prayer points and prayer inspirations. It is definitely worth checking out daily to help stay connected with what God is doing in our city!

Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 5 / 9 to 10am
Life Church – 120 Ware St., Athens 30601

On the first Thursday of each month, Student Pastors meet up to pray with and for each other. Please join us in prayer as we launch into this Fall season and all that comes with it. 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 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. And pray for revival on every campus across Athens and the greater Athens area!

Prayer Walking at UGA
Saturday, September 7 / 10am to just before noon
UGA Arch Corner of Broad Street and College Ave

This month we will once again hit the pavement at UGA on the first Saturday. Our cry is for God to do His will, completely and powerfully, in Athens. If you are in town and are able, please join in with other folks from across our city to ask God to do awesomely! Every prayer walk is pretty beautifully unique, and always amazing As this is a home game day, there will be lots of activity on the campus with tail gating and folks getting ready for the game! We meet up at the UGA Arch and go from there. 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.

Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, September 9 / 7 to 9pm
APN Prayer Center

This is a crucial calling together of intercessors from across Athens. 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.

Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, September 11 / 9 to 10am
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington, Athens 30605

This group of senior pastors is a beautiful expression of the unity that God continues to expand in Athens. Every month we meet up to share our lives with each other. Please take this opportunity to pray for your pastor 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 in this new season!

Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, September 18 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

This is a monthly gathering for those who lead the small groups ministries at their church in our city. It is true, life happens best in community and small groups provide just that! Please pray for those who lead the groups ministries in our city. Many groups ministries have just launched into the new season together. Pray for the groups’ leaders to lead well. Pray for people to be drawn into the right groups. 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.

Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 19 / 9 to 10am
Grace Fellowship – 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart 30622

Every month, the leaders who “run” churches in Athens come together to share and pray for and with each other. 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. 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.

Evening of Worship & Prayer for the Nations
Friday, September 20 / 7pm
Prince Avenue Baptist – 3691 Monroe Highway, Bogart 30602

SEND Athens is hosting a night of worship and prayer for the nations. We’ll have the opportunity to pray for specific local churches and ministries in our area, for missionaries already sent out from Athens and for the international students God has brought to the area. There will be a station set up to pray for folks who are leaning toward pursuing mission at some point in the future. Please be praying right now that God would especially stir High School and College students to join in for this evening. And please, if you’re able, join us as we cry out together for God to use Athens to reach the nations. For more information check out… http://www.sendathens.com/events/worshipandprayernight or contact Todd Rice at 706-207-7273 or todd@cafe1040.com

Pastors Racial Unity Gatherings
Thursday, September 26 / 10am to noon
Classic City Church Ministry Center – 386N Milledge Ave., Athens 30601

Every two months Senior Pastors from across Athens come together to discuss and pray into racial issues that affect us in Athens. We have been meeting for this for over three years now, and 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 on with each other and watch it impact our city.

Prayer for the Middle East & Israel
Friday, September 27 / noon to 1pm
Living Hope (House of Prayer)  2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is a monthly opportunity to join in with others and focus prayer for important issues in the Middle East. There are often reports from missionaries who are on the ground 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. And if you cannot physically be at this gathering, please take time on this day to pray for the Middle East.

Ongoing and inspirational…

Campus Prayer
Monday, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 / noon to 1pm
UGA Tate – room 480

Campus Prayer is a weekly opportunity 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 every Monday at noon gathering.

Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
Monday, September 9, 16, 23 & 30 / 3 to 4:30pm
Campus View Church – 1360 S Lumpkin St, Athens 30605

The directors of the various campus ministries at UGA come together every week to pray, and share life. We are actually 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!

Athens Daily Prayer Texts
Ongoing
All across Athens area

Every morning these Daily Prayer Texts are delivered to cell phones across Athens and beyond. To get a taste of what these DPT’s look like, check out the APN Facebook page, as they are posted most days at noon. If you have not yet signed up for these prayer-focusing messages, please do so by texting @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
Ongoing
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.

Coming up…

Jesus at the Door
Saturday, October 5 / 9:30am to 4pm
Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Road, Athens 30605

This is an important day of equipping and training 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 begin to 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/.

Awaken the Dawn Athens
Thursday through Sunday, October 17 to 19 – 50 hours
Venue still to be determined

Twenty-five teams covering fifty hours of worship, prayer and scripture reading under a tent in a public place somewhere in Athens… That’s what Awaken the Dawn Athens is all about. ATD Athens is part of something God is doing simultaneously in hundreds of locations across the USA. For right now, please pray for the right location, for all the details connected to this and specifically for the twenty-five teams who will be signing up from various churches and ministries across our area to facilitate it.

Check out this video or their website to find out more… https://youtu.be/rDnP0Cw0Afk or
http://www.awakenthedawn.org/. For more details on how you can get involved in ATD Athens contact Brigitte at 770-380-9068 or atdathens@gmail.com

Night of Healing Prayer
Thursday, October 24 / 7 to 8:30pm
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605

An opportunity to receive prayer is a comfortable, confidential setting from trained prayer counsellors. Please mark your calendar 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. We will be covering this strategic event in prayer!!! More details on that soon!

For more info or to register…  https://www.forgodsolovedtour.com/

 Pastors Racial Unity Gathering
Thursday, November 21 / 10am to noon
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606

For more (and up to date) stuff…
There are often more prayer things happening in Athens than listed here. And some activities may change. To find out the latest please check out www.facebook.com/groups/1423907481169281/

Bless you heaps!!!
Steve