Contending for America

“Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let My people go." Exodus 5:1

Moses' extended conflict with Pharaoh should serve as a model that victory rarely, if ever, comes after just one confrontation with the enemy. Moses' battle is similar to ours in that he was engaged in a conflict for his nation, just as we are engaged in a conflict for our nation. Moses was steadfast in his resolve on behalf of Jehovah against Pharaoh; “Let my people go!” Eventually, victory came and a whole nation was saved. And such will be the case for America as His Church remains faithful to the call and steadfast against Satan. Let's remember the word that God gave Reinhard Bonnke; “All America will be saved.”  
 
As we pray for our nation, know that God is in control and that His government is being released through our prayers. America shall fulfill her destiny in God.
 
Prayer: Lord, we bind the forces of the enemy over our cities and nation. We bind the spirit of deception over America and loose the spirit of truth.  We bind the spirit of hate, division and lawlessness over our cities and release the Kingdom of God in power. We pray for the greatest awakening this nation has ever seen. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

Paul Hamlett, [M]Watch Senior Leadership Team
 

The Power of Rehearsing

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11a

Feeling tired or discouraged in your prayers? It may be time for a rehearsal.

In Israel’s history, we see a pattern so familiar to times in our own walk of faith. We see God meet the desperate cry of His people with an outstretched arm in the form of signs, wonders and mighty deliverance. In their awestruck wonder, Israel built monuments so that for generations to come, these stories would stay alive as reminders of God’s faithfulness.

Little by little though, the reality of those miracles faded on the consciousness of God’s people. They forgot their story. But more than that, they forgot what those stories told them about their Mighty God. Without fail, their hearts would become discouraged and they’d find themselves giving room to the enemy where they had once stood their ground.

Not so with us. With the power of the blood and testimony on our lips, we can defy the paralysis of discouragement and wage war as overcomers in the authority of Christ.

Let’s rehearse the testimony of who God has shown Himself to be in His Word. Let’s celebrate the display of His faithfulness in our lives and in the lives of people around us. He has done great things and He will do it again.

Prayer:

God, I choose today to rehearse the stories of Your faithfulness. May we be a people who contend with the sword of the Lord in our hands and high praise in our mouths (Psalms 149:6)! May we carry the stories of a split Red Sea even as we circle the Jericho walls of our time. You are faithful, and Your Word will not return to You void!

Hannah Savage ~ Senior Leadership Team

Guarding the Night in Prayer

Matthew 24:43 states, “But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.”

In this parable, scripture gives account of a significantly exposed area within the house of God. It speaks of the dreadful reality of unpreparedness in the body of Christ during an ill-afford and critical time. No one will deny the effects the day and night prayer movement is making in the earth. It’s the prayers of the saints that are contributing to the extraordinary increase of harvest around the globe. Undeniably, most have attributed this feat because of the prayers that is taking place during the day.

For centuries, one could conclude that the Achilles heel in prayer has been the night watch. If there is a weak link where the enemy could potentially gain a foothold into the affairs of the church, it could happen because of a careless and prayerless Church failing to govern the night. John 10:10 states, “The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy.” Nothing good happens as the result of a robbery. The Church mustn’t only guard the house in the night, but also rob the thief and plunder his goods.

Prayer: Father we pray for a watchmen’s anointing to guard the night in prayer. May the age-old gap that disconnects successive prayer from being just as strong in the night as it is in the day be closed in Jesus name. We ask you to raise up an army of intercessors in the night. We pray for the Church of America to be fully furnished with watchmen in every city and state in America. Lord, use the [M]Watch.

Darrian Summerville

Director of [M]Watch

Prevailing Prayer

Prevailing prayer is the kind of prayer that is prayed from a mindset that says, “I will not be denied.” These are the prayers that cannot be denied. These are the prayers that will not fail.  Prevailing prayer is a type of intercessory prayer. In prevailing prayer, a cost is considered and a price paid, which ultimately translates into a life laid down.  A believer can live their entire life and never seize a divine invitation to partner with God on such a mission in prayer. On the contrary, there are examples biblically and historically where men and women have walked in this dimension.  For example, Moses entered this realm of prayer on several occasions. On one instance, when a plague had gone forth in Egypt, the word declares that, “He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped (Num. 16:48 NIV).” I do believe that those prayers that have prevailed all have certain characteristics associated with them that make the effects of those prayers almost guaranteed.  James 5:17 declares that, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.

As one called to the ministry of intercession, we must stand with a fresh fervency of heart and earnestness of spirit in the place of prayer. The Spirit is inviting us to raise our level of faith to the highest level of expectation. We must have a resolve to not rest until our prayers have been answered. Every hour and second of our night watches must be prayed in great faith. We’ve been blessed to stand with Him in the night. (Psalm 134).

Scripture: “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16 

Prayer:  Oh Lord, You have made a way for us to stand as priests before your throne. Father, as we pray to heaven through the night while everyone slumbers, we are assured that our weak and fervent prayers that are arising to Your throne will be heard, and You will release Your decree into the earth.

Darrian Summerville

Director of [M]Watch

Rejoice!

Hello Prayer Warriors,

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Do you ever find yourself in "the weeds" of prayer? By weeds, I mean up to your eyebrows in tall, thick, pressing, prayer needs. Sometimes I feel like I'm wacking away at them with a machete. It's tough work to clear them and I flop down in the field exhausted, and running low on joy.

Many of you are participating or directing your local house of prayer, interceding for your local church, belong to prayer groups, praying for family members, your marriage, city...oh and then of course there are the hurricanes, North Korea, human trafficking, the ending of abortion and the 2-3 requests you get daily from friends and acquaintances because they know, "You can get a prayer through" or "God answers your prayers." The list goes on and on...

This morning, the LORD walked into the weeds and gently asked for my machete. I told him that many of us are forlorn and the barrage of prayer requests is overwhelming. I told Him, "I can't do anything. I can't even cover all these prayers." His words were straight and piercing. He said, "Stop rumbling and start rejoicing."  

God is giving you permission to stop rumbling. You rumble. You pray for personal requests as if they were your own. You rumble in prayer with all diligence. But God has given you permission to stop.  

"Stop praying?!" - No...

Continue to pray, but shift from rumbling to rejoicing. Rejoice in the victory. In what Christ will do. Rejoice in the manifestation of the requests. Make a cognitive and language shift in your prayers. Align your heart with who He is, what He is capable of, and what He is doing. Remember, dear friend that you partner with Jesus, but He is the great intercessor. "...He always lives to make intercession for them." (Hebrew 7:25)

After I handed the LORD my machete, He pulled out a huge gas-powered trimmer. It was beyond commercial standards. I can only describe it as "Industrial Plus." I began to rejoice and thank Him for all His answers to myriad of prayer requests, and guess what? I am sending this to you full of joy! The weeds are being leveled as you and I rejoice. Let's pray:

"Abba, we rejoice in who You are! Your shoulders are broad and Your hand is strong. You control the world. The earth is Your footstool.  Nothing confounds You. Nothing worries You.  You keep our hearts beating in our chests and it's Your breath in our lungs.  We are small, but You are so very large. Over all the pressing circumstances, we declare; YOU ARE ABLE!"

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1Thessalonians 5:16-18)

 Akiliah Manuel Mills                                                                                           Associate Director, [M]Watch

 

 

 

How Effective Are Your Prayers?

How Effective Are Your Prayers?

Have you ever wondered how effective your prayers are? If you haven’t, I’m guessing that you have conditioned yourself to think only in terms of Scripture. The Word says; therefore, I believe. “The effective fervent prayer of the righteous man avails much.” (James) Of course, the Word is our standard for everything we do.