Friday, February 23 (noon) to Saturday, February 24 (midnight), 2018
Thank you so much for being a part of The Mix Prayer Watch. Your prayer is part of a huge thing God is doing in our city. It’s God’s desire to move powerfully in Athens, and this student gathering is both catalytic and important. The prayers you pray matters. I believe God is going to do mighty awesome things because of our united fervent, focused prayer. As you pray, please pray big audacious prayers of faith for God to do what only He can do!!!
“You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior!”
Psalm 65:5a NLT
Pray by name for the students that came from your church that they would have a fresh encounter with God. The names of all the student at The Mix, by churches, have been handwritten on poster boards and plastered on the walls in the prayer room, as well as at the end of this prayer guide. As each student gets prayed for, a line will be drawn through their name with a highlighter pen.
Pray for salvation – that not one student would leave here without Christ (1 Timothy 4:12). Pray for the wandering children to come home (Luke 15:11-32). Pray for breakthroughs, for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, and reconciliation of relationships. Pray for new godly relationships to be forged. Pray that the students would be receptive to all that God wants to do in and through them. Pray for divine conversations between them and their leader. Pray for the students from other churches, as well as the students across the city. Ask God to do what only He can do and that every student would leave here different than when they arrived! Pray that the Father’s name would be made holy and that His kingdom would come powerfully and tangibly throughout The Mix. Pray that His will would be done among the thousands of students at The Mix. Feel free to pray scriptures over them. For example, Psalm 119:9, Galatians 5:19-23, Ephesians 1:16-18 (as well as the ones below).
Pray for all the leaders that came with your church. Ask that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask God to give them favor with their students and stamina to keep up with them. Ask God to create specific divine moments of dialog with each student in their care. Ask that God would give them courage to say what they need to say, in a way that the students will listen and hear. Ask God to be working in them, as well as in the students. Ask God to awaken first love in them, faith, hope, joy, purpose and fire in their bellies for His mission. Ask that not one leader who came would leave the same!
There are an army of volunteers who make The Mix possible. From the drivers, to the host homes, to the group leaders, to greeters and door openers, to production team and others. Please pray that God would bless each and every one of them as they serve this weekend. Ask God to pour back into them as they pour out into the students. Pray for protection on the roads and in the homes. Pray for health and stamina. Ask God to close every door where the enemy might try to attack, that where the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, God would release life, even super abundant life (John 10:10).
Pray for Paul Smith and FRVR FREE Worship as they lead worship throughout The Mix. Pray that it would be more than just songs, or intensity or emotional hype. Pray that students would powerfully and tangibly encounter God during the worship sets. Pray that the Kingdom would come and God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven while worship is happening.
Pray for Dan Lian. Ask God to anoint his speaking and breathe over every word that comes out of his mouth. Pray that the students would listen intently, eagerly and be willing to receive and respond as the Lord leads. Pray that God’s Word would not return void (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Here are the topics Dan will be speaking on, as well as the key verses and small group discussion questions for each session…
Misunderstanding: Luke 15:1-7
- What are some things that you’ve misunderstood about God?
- What things did Dan’s message help you to see more clearly?
- How will a clearer view of God change the way you follow him?
Creating Spaces: Mark 4:3-9
- What things are currently filling space in your life?
- Do you think you’ve given God enough space to create in your life?
- Where could you make space in your heart/life for God to show you more of himself?
Pick up your cross: Mark 8:34-35
- What does carrying your cross mean to you?
- Are you truly willing to follow Jesus, even though it’s not going to be easy? Why?
- Who do you have in your life to keep you accountable on your journey?
Churches in Athens
Pray for revival in each church across our city. Start with yours and the ones you know. Then include others from the list of churches (see below). Pray for your pastor to lead well, to grow in passionate love and faith in Jesus, for a hunger of God’s Word. Pray for your pastor to walk in integrity and purity. Pray for the other pastors in our city as well. Pray for the church leadership to have courageous faith, to be willing to try new things, and to mobilize the Body to reach out and disciple people in our city. Pray for unity in and among the churches in Athens. Pray for every wall of division between churches to come down, whether they are racial, gender, denominational, pride, offense or whatever! Pray that God would establish such unity among churches in Athens that He releases the commanded blessing that He promised would accompany it (Psalm 133).
Churches involved in The Mix
Over 30 churches and ministries from Athens (and a few from outside) are involved in The Mix. David wrote in Psalm 133 that it is good when we dwell together in unity, for in that place God commands (bestows and releases) a blessing, even life forevermore. That’s what is happening this weekend. The Mix is not an event, it is an expression of the unity that God is establishing in His churches in Athens. As such, we can ask Him to release His blessing upon us. Jesus said that when we are one as He and the Father are one, then the world will see and believe He is who He says He is (John 17:20-23). Please pray that God would command His blessing on these churches and ministries, even life forevermore (that is mass salvations and kingdom growth). Pray that this blessing would overflow and impact even the churches not involved in The Mix this year! Pray that The Mix would be catalytic and change the spiritual atmosphere in our city!!!
Here’s the churches and ministries involved in The Mix 2018… Alps Road Presbyterian Church, Antioch Christian Church, Ashford Church, Athens Church, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Briarwood Baptist Church, Chestnut Grove Baptist, Classic City Community Church, Comer Baptist Church, Corinth Church, Cornerstone, East Athens Baptist Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Grace Athens~, Grace Fellowship, Green Acres Baptist Church, Grove Chapel, Hebron Christian Church, Lexington Baptist, Life Church, Living Hope, Lord of Glory Fellowship~, Mars Hill Baptist Church, New Covenant Worship Center, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Relentless Grace~, River Rock, River Hills Church, Salem Baptist Church, Sonlight Baptist Church, Sparrow’s Nest, St James UMC, Statham Community Church, Timothy Baptist Church~, Tuckston UMC, Vesta Baptist Church, Watkinsville First Baptist Church, Watkinsville First UMC, Campus Prayer~, Lampstand Ministries~, Wesley Foundation~
~ indicates churches/ministries that don’t have kids at The Mix but are leading prayer slots at The Mix Prayer Watch.
Pray for the families of every student who are a part of The Mix. Pray that the parents would be ready to help, even respond to the change in their children when they return from The Mix. Pray for God to increase His presence in each one of these homes! Pray for marriages to be miraculously reconciled and healed. Pray for parent-child relationships to be restored. Pray for dads (and/or moms) to come home!
As the students go back to school on Monday, be asking that God would fan a flame of revival on each of these campuses. Pray that these campuses would be turned upside down by the students who were impacted this weekend at The Mix.
Pray for the salvation and strengthening of the principals, faculty and teachers. Ask God to release a greater freedom and courage for these adult leaders to make way for a move of God on each campus. Pray for darkness to be shattered, the veil to be removed and light to increase dramatically in each school. Pray for a spiritual awakening so that every student on every campus would hear the Gospel without hindrance or distortion, in a way they can understand and be free to choose Jesus! Pray for increased angelic activity across the campuses in Athens. Call out each campus by name (see list below)!
Ask God for greater openness to spiritual things, for clouds of darkness to be displaced by the increasing light of Jesus and His presence on these campuses. Ask God for the students to have freedom to walk out their faith at their school. Please pray for each of these schools by name…
Athens Academy, Athens Christian School, Athens High and Industrial School, Athens Montessori School, Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School, The Career Academy, Cedar Shoals High School, Clarke Middle, Clarke Central High School, Classic City High School, Coile Middle School, Hilsman Middle School, Lyons Middle School, Malcolm Bridge, Master’s Academy, Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School, Oconee County Middle School, Westminster, and a bunch of home schools!
Key verses in praying for revival in Athens
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
Isaiah 64:1 (NLT)
Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down!
How the mountains would quake in your presence!
Habakkuk 3:2 (NIV)
Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NLT)
This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Matthew 6:9-10 (NLT)
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon! May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
John 10:10 (ESV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Revised: February 23, 2018