• October 27, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    Morning, noon, and night  I cry out in my distress,
    and the Lord hears my voice.
    (Psalm 55:17)

    Noontime.
    Mid-day when the sun is highest in the sky.

    We are taught to start strong and end strong so it’s kinda easy
    to lag in the middle.

    It was from noon until 3pm that darkness covered the land as Jesus
    was dying on the Cross.  (Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44+45)
    A “darkness” can creep over us at this time as many of us need a nap
    and are in an afternoon slump.
    Pray that you will be on the alert from any temptations and dangers.
    (1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 26:40)

    We can take a lead from Peter here who went up into his housetop
    to pray at noon. (Acts 10:9)

    This is a great time to pray all of Psalm 91 over yourself, your family,
    your community and your churches.

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
    My God, in whom I trust!”For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
    And from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with His pinions,
    And under His wings you may seek refuge;
    His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

    You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
    Or of the arrow that flies by day;
    Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

    A thousand may fall at your side
    And ten thousand at your right hand,
    But it shall not approach you.

    You will only look on with your eyes
    And see the recompense of the wicked.

    For you have made the LORD, my refuge,
    Even the Most High, your dwelling place.

    No evil will befall you,
    Nor will any plague come near your tent.

    For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
    To guard you in all your ways.

    They will bear you up in their hands,
    That you do not strike your foot against a stone.

    You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
    The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

    “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
    I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

    “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.

    “With a long life I will satisfy him
    And let him see My salvation.”

  • October 27, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    Our final prayer watch is from 3-6pm.
    This is the time when Jesus hung on the cross and said,
    “It is finished.”  (John 19:30)
    At 3 pm, after hours of suffering for all of mankind,
    He gave up the ghost. (Luke 23:46)
    The veil was torn, granting all access to the Father through Jesus Christ the mediator.  (Matthew 27:51)

    It is also known in the Bible as the hour of prayer. (Acts 3:1)

    It is during this time that Cornelius had a vision and an angelic visitation. (Acts 10:1-3, 30+31)

    Prayer pointers………

    Pray prayers of thanksgiving that the Son has made the way to the Father. (Psalm 107:1, 2 Corinthians 9:15)

    Pray for salvation and that the veil be removed from the unbeliever’s eyes. (2 Corinthians 3:16)

    Pray for your own diligence in prayer.
    (James 5:16)

    Ask God for angelic visitations and aid.
    (Psalm 91:11)

    Pray for change.
    (Luke 23:45-47)

    Pray.

  • October 27, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    It is during this sixth prayer watch that we are
    usually up and moving.
    Our day has begun.
    We enter the business place,  or maybe the education arena.
    It is during this watch that most of us are out and about
    fulfilling our purposes here on earth. (Matthew 20:3)
    Doors have opened. Stuff is in motion.
    Appointments are kept.
    Life moves along.

    Interestingly, it was during this prayer watch at
    9 am that Jesus Christ was crucified. (Mark 15:25)
    Fulfilling His purpose here on earth.
    The very reason for Jesus coming to the earth accumulated there on that Cross, salvation for all mankind. (Isaiah 53:3-5)

    Christ’s prayer, “Not My will but Thine be done.” (Luke 22:42)
    Was also fulfilled during this watch.

    It is during this time that we are to embrace the cross and pray for a crucified life with Christ. (Galatians 2:20, Matthew 10:38-39, Colossians 3:2-11)

    (Acts 2:15)
    These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming.
    Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that.

    After this 9 AM infilling Peter went on to preach for a good long time.
    The result?
    About 3,000 we baptized and added to the Church that day. (Acts 2:41)
    Pray for the harvest. (John 4:35)

    Since Christ was crucified on the Cross during this prayer watch
    we can pray the benefits of the Cross! (Psalm 103:1-5)
    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    And forget none of His benefits
    Who pardons all your iniquities,
    Who heals all your diseases;
    Who redeems your life from the pit,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
    Who satisfies your years with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

  • October 26, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    Acts 2:15-17
    These men are not drunk as you think. It is only nine o’clock in the morning.

    During the first prayer watch of the day, the sun begins to rise
    and give light to the earth.
    Jesus is the light of the world and we should pray that the light of Christ will shine through us. John 8:12

    It is during this first prayer watch of the day that it is wise to pray for the Holy Spirit to refill, refresh and renew us.  Luke 11:13
    It was in the morning between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 am that the Holy Spirit came upon the believers in the upper room. Acts 2
    So, I’m thinking it’s a good time to ask the Father to do the same for us.

    Holy Spirit power is awesome and it is through the same Spirit that we function in our gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:4
    We have all the equipping we need in the Holy Spirit to serve those that we will encounter this day. 1 Corinthians 12:7
    Let’s ask God to use us mightly by the power of His Spirit to minister to those we come across.
    During this prayer watch ask the Lord to fine tune your spiritual senses so that you are on your best game to hear His voice and follow His lead throughout the day.

    The Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:2
    This watch is a great time to pray for any healing needs for you and yours.

  • October 26, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    This fourth watch is always important because this is the last watch of the night.
    When we choose to arise and pray before/as the sun comes up we are
    setting the tone for the day ahead.
    This prayer watch sets our day in motion before it “officially” begins.
    It is during this time that we command our morning.
    Psalm 49:14 “In the morning the godly will rule over them.”
    Job 38:12 “I command the morning to take hold of the ends of the earth and shake the wicked out of it.”
    Psalm 143:8 “I receive Your lovingkindness every morning.”
    Psalm 58:8 “Let Your light break forth in my life as the morning.”
    Psalm 110:3 “Release the beauty of Your holiness from the womb of the morning.”

    It was during this time of the morning that the Israelites were delivered from slavery in Egypt. Exodus 12 and 14.

    This is also the time Jesus walked on the water to help the disciples who were caught in the storm. Matthew 14:25-33.

    A Great Time to Declare God’s Word

    “God watches over His Word to perform it.”  Jeremiah 1:12
    When we pray, the Lord hears our prayers and sends
    His angels to work on our behalf.
    Pray scriptures for angelic intervention.
    Pray God to continue to direct your steps.
    Pray divine protection throughout your day.
    Remember to ask for others as they are about
    to embark on their new day.

    Come against any demonic conspiracies that have risen up
    against you during the night. Deuteronomy 28:7

    Declare God’s mighty plan to prosper you and to give you success. Jeremiah 29:11

    Meditate on Scriptures regarding God’s favor over you. Psalm 30:15, Genisis 6:8, Psalm 90:17, Psalm 84:11

    Set your face like flint for this new glorious day. Isaiah 50:7

    Then stand still and watch and see what the Lord shall do!
    Exodus 14:13

  • October 24, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    Psalm 119:148
    I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.

    In the book of Exodus, we read how God had given the Israelites favor with the Egyptians before they headed out on their journey to the Promised Land.
    The Egyptians basically gave the Israelites everything they asked for
    before they left Egypt.
    Miraculously, God’s people were provided for by their enemies.
    This all happened in the night after the Passover feast and before midnight because the Lord said He would send the angel of death to pass through Egypt at midnight.

    Exodus 11:3-4
    Exodus 3:21-22
    Exodus 12:35-36

    HOW TO PRAY

    It was during these hours of the night that Jesus was betrayed
    that He turned to His disciples and said,
    “Couldn’t you watch and pray with me for one hour?”
    Matthew 26:36-45
    Pray for an increase, steadfastness, strength, determination, and anointing in your own prayer life. (and in the lives of others)

    Exodus 12:11-13
    Pray that you would move forward and be in step with the Lord.
    Ask God to give you prophetic prayers that will move His will forward
    in this earth realm.
    Then believe that He will.

    Pray for the Church to “Wake up.”
    Ephesians 5:14

    Pray for provision.
    Philippians 4:19

    God will stir your heart to many more prayers during these hours.
    Remember there is no right or wrong way to pray.
    Enter through the Blood of Jesus and talk to your Father
    about everything and anything.

    Listen to the Spirit and He will develop your prayers into
    mighty, powerful, focused, strategic intercessions!

     

  • October 24, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    Oh, the first prayer watch!
    After the supper hour and before bed!
    We can do this!

    Psalm 119:148
    My eyes wait for the night hours, so I may think about Your Word.

    I have heard it taught that this is the prayer watch
    where we learn to “possess the gates.”
    Since this is the first watch or our “entrance way”
    into our 24 hour prayer time, it makes sense to me to do that.
    These hours are the gateway (or the beginning) of our new day.
    And we wanna stake a claim to it,
    not allow the enemy to possess it.
    —————————————————————
    First is significant.
    A new beginning.
    A new start.
    A reset.
    A realignment.
    We begin again every 24-hour cycle.
    Let us begin well.
    ———————————————————–
    HOW TO
    How do we possess the gates during this time?
    Well, for starters we can pray God’s Word.
    We can speak and declare blessings into the atmosphere.
    God watches over His Word to perform it.
    His Word outta our mouths will penetrate the spirit realm
    destroying curses and releasing the anointing of God.
    We are talking about possessing our gates and Jesus told Peter
    something cool about that. Matthew 16:8
    The gates of hell will not be able to prevail
    or triumph over the Church.
    In the name of Jesus, we have the power over the gates of hell
    to release our family, our churches, our cities and our nation
    from every attack of evil.
    Let us possess our gates during the first watch!
    ———————————————————————————

    WHAT TO PRAY FOR

    *our personal stuff
    *our families
    *our churches
    *our communities, counties
    *our nation
    *Psalm 59

    May our prayers shift the atmosphere and give us
    the upper hand during this prayer watch
    by the Blood of the Lamb.

  • October 24, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    The midnight prayer watch! A great time to be praying!

    I discovered this watch when I learned that many devout
    witches pray at this time.
    I was like why?
    Why not just pray after dinner and still get a good nights sleep?

    So…I began to investigate the midnight prayer watch and found
    it is a very strategic and opportune time
    to lift our voices before our mighty God!
    Thanks for this discovery, witches!

    Luke 12:35-40
    Be ready and dressed. Have your lights burning.  Be like men who are waiting for their owner to come home from a wedding supper. When he comes and knocks on the door, they will open it for him at once.  Those servants are happy when their owner finds them watching when he comes.

    For sure, I tell you, he will be dressed and ready to care for them. He will have them seated at the table. The owner might come late at night or early in the morning. Those servants are happy if their owner finds them watching whenever he comes. But understand this, that if the owner of a house had known when the robber was coming, he would have been watching. He would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 

    You must be ready also. The Son of Man is coming at a time when you do not think He will come.”

    ‘TIS AN IMPORTANT WATCH

    The third-night watch is one of the most important watches.
    It is the hours of much spiritual warfare and heightened satanic activity.
    While God’s people are asleep the enemy plans to sneak in and
    “Sow tares amongst our wheat.” Matthew 13:25
    It’s a good time for him to do this at night while few Christians are up watching and praying.
    The Father doesn’t expect us to never sleep at midnight
    and always be up praying but He does expect us to mature and be wary of the enemies vices and strategies.

            PRAYER STARTERS

    It is a great time to pray against all sexual immorality such as fornication, adultery, prostitution, orgies, occult sexual activities, homosexuality, sexual abuse and rape.
    Judges 19:22-26

    It is also strategic to awake and come against every storm that is brewing in your life.
    Matthew 8:23-27Pray for every need and provision to be met.
    Luke 11:5-9Ask God to release His dreams and visions to His people.
    Genesis 28: 10-19It is a good time to pray release from demonic strongholds and prisons.
    Acts 16:25-34
    Isaiah 42:22
    Judges 16:3

    Pray for divine protection.
    Psalm 95:1
    Isaiah 17:14
    Exodus 12:12-13

    Take a stab at praying the third watch, even if it’s just for 15 minutes.
    Ask God for prayer strategies during these hours
    then stand back and watch to see what great things
    He does!