The Mix 2020 Prayer Guide

Friday, February 28 (11am) to Saturday (11pm)
The Classic Center / The Hyatt Place

Intro

Thank you so much for being a part of The Mix Prayer Watch 2020. Whether you are praying at The Mix Prayer Room or anywhere else in the world, your prayer is part of a huge thing that 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 as we move toward that. This comes on the heels of PrayUGA where over a period of three weeks every student at UGA was prayed for probably at least six times! Many of these people are still focusing prayer on their assigned students! There is a tsunami of prayer hitting the shores of the Sea of Glass before the Throne of Grace (Revelation 4:6) on behalf of our city.

The prayers you pray matter. We are believing that God is going to do mighty awesome things because of our united fervent, focused, prevailing prayer. As you pray, please pray big audacious prayers of faith for God to do what only He can do!!! There is no limit on what God can or even wants to do. It is beyond our imagination (Ephesians 3:20, Isaiah 55:8-9). No wonder King David wrote, ‘You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior!’ (Psalm 65:5a NLT).

Our primary purpose of The Mix is to provide a relevant and safe context for students across our city to come to a saving and growing relationship with Jesus. As you pray please keep this priority before you. Jesus said…

Matthew 18:14 NLT
It is not My heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.

One final note before launching in. The most effective and powerful way to pray is to ask according to the Father’s will and in Jesus name (Matthew 7:7-8, John 16:23-24, 1 John 5:14-15). The way we know His will is by tapping into His word and asking the Holy Spirit teach and help us (John 16:13-14, Romans 8:26). As you pray, let the scriptures be your cry, reminding God of what He has promised. Here lies the secret, praying His promises and the prayers of the Bible are a sure way to increase the effectiveness of your prayer! So, please use the scriptures noted in this guide and allow the Holy Spirit to take you from there!

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.

Please use this prayer guide as a launching pad as the Holy Spirit leads…

Open heaven & revival

We are praying for an open heaven over the prayer room, as well as over The Mix gathering and each person in it (students and leaders)! Ask that there would be revelation of Jesus – who He really is as Risen Glorified King of Kings and that He would be seen and walk among us. Ask for a manifestation of the Holy Spirit and that we would feel Him, that He would release healing, life, gifts, anointing and salvation. And ask that we would hear the Father’s voice speaking over us, affirming and confirming what He feels about us and our calling in Him into this world! Pray for revival for those who know Jesus and awakening in those who haven’t yet surrendered to Him and transformation over the campuses across Athens! Ask for God’s presence to tangibly fill this place over the weekend!

Matthew 3:16-17 (NIV)
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.’

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.

Schedule for The Mix 2020

Friday

5:30pm          Check-In
7:00pm          Doors open
7:30pm          Session #1 begins
7:45pm          Worship
8:15pm          Message #1 – Stuart Hall
9:00pm          Session #1 ends
9:30pm          Small Group

Saturday

9:30am          Doors open
10:00am        Session #2 begins
10:25am        Worship
10:50am        Message #2 – Grant Partrick
11:30am        Session #2 ends
12:00pm        Lunch/Small Group
1:30pm          Free time

6:30pm          Doors open
7:00pm          Session #3 begins
7:20pm          Worship
7:45pm          Message #3 – Miles Fidell
8:15pm          Gospel invitation
8:30pm          Worship
9:00pm          Session #3 ends
9:30pm          Small Group

Students

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. By the end of The Watch, each student will have a rainbow drawn through their name, proclaiming God’s faithfulness and promises to them!

Pray for salvation – that not one student would leave here without Christ (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9, John 3:16). 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 (NIV)
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your word.

Galatians 5:19-23 (NLT)
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Ephesians 1:16-20 (NIV)
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Luke 15:17 (NIV)
When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!’

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.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Isaiah 49:25b (NLT)
For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.

Leaders

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 give them wisdom beyond their years, beyond their knowledge and beyond this world. 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!

As you pray for these leaders, here are a couple more things: wisdom/discernment as students may be sharing some hard things, authority as they are the gatekeepers of fun but also discipline, safety and good judgement as they drive their students across town, to walk in confidence that the Holy Spirit is with them.

James 1:5 (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Isaiah 61:1-4 (NIV)
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives  and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

Acts 4:31 (NIV)
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Volunteers

There are an army of volunteers who make The Mix possible. From the drivers, to the host homes, to the group leaders, to greeters, door openers and ushers, 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 protection and life, even super abundant life.

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.

Protection

One special request is that we pray for the safety of all who are involved in The Mix. Please cover this weekend in prayer for safety on the roads, safety in the host homes, safety in the sessions AND safety after the final sessions… all the way till everyone is home on Sunday afternoon, March 1.

Please pray Psalm 91 over the students, leaders, speakers, worship team, host homes, drivers, every person on the stage or serving in any capacity, and every church/ministry that is participating in The Mix.

Ask God to expose, disarm and rescue us from every trap the enemy set for this weekend.

Ask God to expose and destroy every argument that has set itself up against the knowledge of God, and that every accusation and stronghold would be broken and torn down (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

Ask God to break the power of pestilence, plague and sickness over every person involved in The Mix. Ask God to heal and protect everyone from missing out because of infirmity.

Ask God to break the power of fear and “terror of the night” over everyone involved.

Ask God to release His angels to protect and minister to everyone involved (Hebrews 1:14).

Ask God to supernaturally protect all, that no harm would come to us… that there would not be any accidents or injury thorough The Mix!

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Psalm 91 (NLT)
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV)
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 

Worship

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 an open heaven as FRVR FREE leads students and leaders into God’s presence – where Jesus is seen, Holy Spirit is felt, and the Father is heard!

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

John 8:32 (NLT)
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Isaiah 29:13 (NIV)
The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.’

Speakers

Pray for Miles Fidell, Grant Partrick and Stuart Hall. Ask God to anoint their speaking and to breathe over every word that comes out of their mouths. Pray that the students would listen intently, eagerly and be willing to receive and respond as the Holy Spirit leads. Pray that God’s Word would not return void but would accomplish all that He desires of it

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

The theme this year is “Belong.” Here is the overview of each session, with the key verses and small group discussion questions that will go with them.

Session 1 – Stuart Hall

Overview:

The greatest barrier to belonging is fitting in or changing who you are so you can be accepted. What we should be terrified of most is a generation becoming less courageous and authentic. Jesus declared that the kingdom of God is a place where you can walk in and take off the crushing weight of your armor, hang it on a rack, and open their heart to truly being seen. You cannot fully grow and contribute behind armor. It takes a massive amount of energy just to carry it around — sometimes it takes all of your energy.

Scripture: Luke 19:1-8 NLT

Questions:

Stuart said, “Too many of us act like everyone cannot belong before they believe.” How does this statement hit you? What causes you to act as if some people do not belong?

How do you think we make loving others a lot more complicated than it needs to be?

Read Matthew 22:1-10. Who received an invitation to the party? What does this story teach us about God’s heart and belonging?

Read Luke 19:1-10. Have you ever thought of this story in terms of God’s desire to really know you? How do you feel when you understand that God wants such a personal relationship with you?

Read 1 John 4:7-21. Loving God affects how we love others. Loving others affects how we love God. How does the way we treat, care and value others speak to our understanding of God’s love?

“God knows everything about you, even what you want to hide from Him, and He loves you anyway.” What do you think about this statement?

Have you ever thought “God could never love me because of _________”? What’s your blank?

Read John 8:1-11. How did Jesus react when the woman’s secret was exposed for everyone to see?

Discuss this statement: If following Jesus doesn’t lead you to lonely, hurting, and isolated people, then it’s not Jesus you are following: You are just trying to look good.

Session 2 – Grant Partrick

Overview:

We are all good hiders. Culture tells us to protect our image at all costs, sweep everything under the rug, save face and do your best to appear to have it all together. This reality has caused us to have superficial relationships, too long to be known, but to fear the consequences of how people would react if they knew the real us. There is freedom in having a God who knows everything about us. Every mistake we have made, every bad thought we have had, every secret we think we have hidden so well are in plain view for him. And knowing everything about you, he chose to run towards us not away from us.

Scripture: John 4:1-41, 1 John 1:9

Questions:

Why is it so important for us to appear to have it all together?

Do you have a group of friends or a space where you feel like you can be the real you?

How does it change your view of God to know that he already knows everything about you, the things you want him to know and the things you wished he didn’t know?

What have you been trying to hide from your friends or family or God?

In John 4:1-26, Jesus teaches us that God fully knows and loves each of us. Since that is true, what is stopping you from surrendering your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?

How does it change your view of yourself knowing that you have been found out and forgiven by the only One whose opinion really matters in the end?

Session 3 – Miles Fidell

Overview:

Confidence. It’s what we all crave. It’s also what we assume everyone else around us has. However, apart from a deep friendship with Jesus, confidence is elusive and impossible to find. Miles will help students understand that their relationship with Jesus produces a type of confidence that will change the world around them.

Scripture: 1 John 3:19-24, Hebrews 10:19,22

Questions:

How can you have confidence in your relationship with God when you mind, will, and emotions tell you otherwise?

Do you have confidence in your relationship with God?

Miles taught us that our “confidence is concealed until our conscience is cleared.” What are you allowing to stay in the darkness that is hindering the freedom and confidence you find in Jesus?

If Jesus has already paid the price for the darkness you are hiding in your life, why are you holding onto it?

How does your view of obedience towards God change knowing that in order for your confidence to be unleashed, your obedience must be released?

What is stopping you from taking the first step to obeying God and believing in His son Jesus Christ?

In what areas of your life are you not loving God wholeheartedly and loving others sacrificially?

How would your life look if you were fully obedient to God? What changes would it require in order to live your life in that way?

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 133:1&3 (NIV)
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! … For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore.

John 17:20-23 (NLT)
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in Me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as You and I are one—as You are in Me, Father, and I am in You. And may they be in Us so that the world will believe You sent me. I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as We are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as you love Me.

Ephesians 4:3 (NLT)
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

Churches involved in The Mix

Over 40 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 has and 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 over our city!!!

Here’s the churches and ministries involved in The Mix 2020…

Alps Road Presbyterian Church, Antioch Christian Church, Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, Athens Church, Athens Prayer Network~, The Awakening~, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Bethel Christian Fellowship~, Briarwood Baptist Church, Calvary Bible, Campus Prayer~, Chestnut Grove Baptist, Classic City Church, Cloud’s Creek Baptist Church, Colbert Baptist Church, Comer Baptist Church, Corinth Baptist Church, Cornerstone, East Athens Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West, Faith Presbyterian Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Grace Fellowship, Green Acres Baptist Church, Harmony Baptist Church, Hebron Christian Church, Jefferson FUMC / Outpost Church, Lexington Baptist Church, Life Church of Athens, LCOA#2, Living Hope, Living Hope Faith Center, Living Water Baptist Church, Lord of Glory Fellowship~, Mars Hill Baptist Church, Nations Church, Oconee Heights Baptist Church, Phoenix Community Church~, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Redeemed Christian Church of God~, River Rock Church, St. James UMC, Salem Baptist Church, Tuckston UMC, Vesta Baptist Church, Watkinsville First Baptist Church, Watkinsville First UMC, Wesley Foundation~

~ indicates churches/ministries that don’t have kids at The Mix but are leading prayer slots or are Prayer Assistants at The Mix Prayer Watch.

Matthew 16:18 (NLT)
Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build My church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.

Families

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!

Malachi 4:5-6 (ESV)
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.

Luke 15:17-20 (NLT)
When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

Campuses

As the students go back to school on Monday, March 2, 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.

Isaiah 60:1-2 (NIV)
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
  and His glory appears over you.

Isaiah 6:3 (NLT)
They were calling out to each other, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with His glory!’”

Please pray for each of these school 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, East Jackson High School, East Jackson Middle School, Hilsman Middle School, Lyons Middle School, Malcolm Bridge, Master’s Academy, Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School, North Oconee High School, Oconee County Middle School, Oconee High School, Oglethorpe High School, Oglethorpe Middle School, Prince Avenue Christian School, Westminster Christian Academy, Winder-Barrow High School and a bunch of home schools!