“Until now you’ve not been bold enough to ask the Father for a single thing in My name, but now you can ask, and keep on asking Him! And you can be sure that you’ll receive what you ask for, and your joy will have no limits!” John 16:24 (TPT)
Jesus says that if we boldly ask the Father in His name, and keep asking (Matthew 7:7-8) we can be confident that He will answer us! That is a very powerful promise. Nevertheless, it requires faith to be bold and persistent in our prayer. Right now, the promise remains and He wants us to continue praying for the coming revival! Our prayers of faith provide the conduit for Him to pour out His glory! And He says that our joy will have no limits! May the Lord grant you the faith to ask boldly and to keep asking, even when everything seems dark and impossible! God is not done with our nation, and our prayers really do matter!!!
Here are some ways you can pray boldly in faith with others and for others and for our city this month….
Student Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 2 / 9 to 10am
Beech Haven – 2390 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
Our monthly prayer gathering for Athens Student Pastors is back in the rhythm. We come together on the first Thursday of each month to pray for each other, the young people and the student ministries impacting them.
Athens Prayer Walk
Saturday, September 4 / 10am to noon
The Arch – Corner of College Avenue and East Broad Street
Our monthly Prayer Walk is on Labor Day weekend. Again, it is very timely, though maybe inconvenient!!! If you are in town, please join us for this very vital opportunity to stroll together and cry out to God to break forth 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 unique and a huge blessing to those who come! Please join us if you’re able!
Wednesday, September 8 / 9 to 10am
St James UMC – 111 West Lake Drive, Athens 30605
Each month Senior 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! This has been so amazingly powerful!
Athens Intercessors Community
Monday, September 13 / 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 into this hour. These are helpful times as the watchmen link together and stand in our positions across our city, in unity!
Groups Pastors Prayer
Wednesday, September 15 / 9:30 to 10:30am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
This is our monthly opportunity for those who lead Groups and Discipleship Ministries to come together to share and pray with and for each other. Groups are playing an increasingly important role in discipling our city!
Executive Pastors Prayer
Thursday, September 16 / 9 to 10am
Athens Church – 10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606
This monthly opportunity is those who “run” churches in Athens 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. God has been and continues to prepare them for this new day that upon us!
Prayer for the Middle East
Friday, September 24 / noon to 1pm
House of Prayer at Living Hope – 2150 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Each month a group of passionate prayer warriors gather to pray for Israel and the nations in the Middle East. This is such a vital time to be standing with Israel! And you are most welcome to join in. Even if you can’t be there in person, please take time during this hour to pray with them from wherever you may be. There is much power in agreeing prayer!
Altar of Fire
Thursday, September 30 / 7 to 9pm
Nations Church – 8780 Macon Hwy., Athens 30606
We will continue our monthly citywide gathering for intercessors, worshippers and lovers of Jesus in September. This is for those who want to jump into the fire of God and meet Him in the midst of the flames. 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 the 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!!!
ONGOING & INSPIRATIONAL…
Campus Ministry Directors Prayer
E/O Thursday, September 2, 16 & 30 / 3 to 4:30
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!
Pastors “Contending for Revival” Prayer Gathering
Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 / 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 (September 30) is open for all pastors, key leadership and intercessors in churches to join us as well.
Give Him 15
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
Athens Daily Prayer Texts
All across Athens area
Daily Prayer Texts 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!
Together preparing for the coming revival!