Shifting History Through Prayer

Each of us are writing a personal storybook where we can create a new chapter any time. What is your purpose in life? What is your legacy? Are you fulfilling your calling and destiny? We will all stand before the Lord and give an account for what we have done with our time, talents and resources. We must all realize that future generations are at stake.

We each are wielding a "double-edged sword", which is PRAYER and ACTION. The Moravian watch is literally shifting history. It is so stealth that many in the church do not know about or understand it's importance. Remnants have always shifted history. You are part of this praying remnant. The hidden ones who understand their roles as priests and kings (Revelation 1:5-6) are slowly changing the moral fabric of a nation. The last presidential election has given the church a window to move America to a Proverbs 14:34 righteousness. Our prayers are declarations of life to a nation and are expediting the process.

ROE V WADE

A foundational aspect of this window that has opened is to overturn Roe v Wade! The nightwatch is a place where we can set all the pieces in place to see this manifest. Do you see the importance of what God has placed before us? Here we are as night watchman given this assignment to pray for the ending of the shedding of innocent blood, a holocaust in the womb. What a chapter in your personal storybook that you are composing because you have committed yourself to the night watch!

WHAT ABOUT...?

We can speak to any mountain to be removed. There is life and death in the words we speak and pray into. So what about North Korea, to free the suffering church in that nation? What about the unity of the church; what about the coming mid-term elections for righteous men and women to be raised up; what about a Biblical Worldview to be re-asserted into our culture; what about ending the corruption in all levels of society; what about a Great Awakening on universities and in America; and so much more.

It is our time as God has appointed each of us to rise up and take our place as watchman. At times you may be tired and feel that your prayers do not amount to much. This is not so. Bowls in heaven are being filled and you are part of HIS-STORY - Jesus Christ.

God bless you. Be encouraged.

Rick Warzywak - [M]Watch Member & Director of Transformation MI  

Intercessors as Sent Ones

“Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Isaiah 6:8

I can’t imagine what it must have been like. Standing before the brightness of God’s glory, Isaiah shook with the reality of God’s holiness. A man clearly set apart and a lover of righteousness could not help but blurt out, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”

What a frightful, but beautiful exchange between Isaiah and God. “Oh God, have mercy! It’s not them. It’s me. It’s us. I am undone!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin in forgiven.” Isaiah 6:6-7

How sad would it have been if Isaiah never got beyond the overwhelming state of His condition? But no. God made provision for both Isaiah’s forgiveness and his cleansing. How the enemy loves for us to get caught up in the awareness of our sin and stop just short of the exchange that sends us into the unthinkable invitation of God: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”

The prophets of old certainly heard their fair share of commands, but eavesdropping on this conversation with God, it’s a question we hear. I love Isaiah’s tenacious response: “Here am I. Send me!”

“I’ve beheld His glory and I cannot keep Him to myself, I will go! I’ve been cleansed and made clean, I will go! I’m ruined for the life I once lived before this encounter, I will go! I get to partner with God, I will go.”

Oh the power of encountering Jesus! In His presence, we behold Him and are changed. We hear His heart and get to respond. We’ve been ruined for anything less than His kingdom come, His will be done. Standing in the gap, we are sent. Bringing the kingdom everywhere we go, we are sent. What a privilege to partner with God!

Prayer: Father, thank you for your unfailing mercies as you convict, forgive and cleanse us of all that’s foreign to the way you designed us to live in harmony with You. Transform us in the secret place and set our hearts on fire with the mission of heaven that you’ve called us to carry out across the earth! By your grace, we will go. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Hannah Savage, [M]Watch Senior Leadership Team

Intercessors: The Most Influential People on Earth

At the beginning of the month of May, I have to be honest, I was sensing such a strong feeling of a ‘mayday’ warning, like the radio distress signal used by ships and aircraft.  I honestly do not know what was happening in the spiritual realm. All I know is that I was mandated to do some additional prayer times with the Lord. I had asked the Lord months ago for the spirit of travail and to feel what was heavy on His heart.  All I can say is the manifestation began happening as I committed to more prayer.

I began to inquire of the Lord on when the heaviness would lift off me because I physically felt the weight of it.  Several scriptures came to mind. Psalm 126:5, “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”  Also, Hebrews 12:2, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” 

The Lord impressed upon me to be encouraged because He paved the way for us to get results from our prayers, and that the beauty of His death was the resurrection. The situations and lives that we are entrusted to pray for have an expected outcome, the glory of the Lord and His divine purposes, His resurrection life for each travail. I remember hearing prayer warriors talk about praying through until you get the release. I finally started to experience the release in some areas and I was able to rejoice in the Lord knowing that He was working behind the scenes, making crooked paths straight, healing wounds, embracing loved ones, protecting souls from harm, restoring families and sending in the reinforcements to help just at the right time. This call to pray and partner with the Lord and each other is such a privilege and honor. I recalled a question asked by Derek Prince in his book, “Secrets of a Prayer Warrior.”  He asked, “Who do you consider to be the most influential people on earth?” His answer was “the most influential people on earth today are those who know how to get their prayers answered. This is because they can release the omnipotence of God into situations, which goes far beyond anything that the wisest or most powerful human being can do.”

I pray that in your seasons of prayer, no matter what that season brings, you will have a clear and passionate mission, knowing that the call that has been placed upon you is not only making tremendous power available, it is literally changing the course of history for you, your families, our nation and our world!

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.

Melissa Pennington, [M]Watch Field Director

Agreement and Alignment with God

The Holy Spirit is preparing the Ekklesia as a faithful messenger. As the Bride of Christ, we must be in agreement with Jesus' leadership. Many will be confused and unable to interpret the coming hour when God accelerates his judgements on wickedness. However, the Church will be as bold as a lion because of her love for righteousness. I believe our hearts are plumb-lined when we have learned to HATE wickedness and LOVE righteousness. We can't tolerate wickedness and merely like righteousness. Let our hearts be in perfect alignment and agreement with the Holy Spirit.

Scripture"You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows" (Psalm 45:7, NASB)

Prayer: God, open the eyes of our hearts (Eph. 1:17-18), that we may see and hear in an extraordinary way over the next 40 days. Holy Spirit, clear away all of the distractions. Holy Spirit, remove all sin in our lives. Make us loyal to the Master’s decrees. Help us to hate what You hate and love what You love. Help us to be in agreement with Your Word and in alignment with Your Spirit.  In Jesus Name I pray!

Darrian Summerville, Director of [M]Watch

Praying in the Name of Jesus

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13

We’re no strangers to the praying in the name of Jesus. It rolls off our tongue and punctuates our prayers both individually and corporately. I confess that at times in my spiritual walk, an overarching familiarity with this phrase I’ve used my whole life requires me to revisit just how powerful His name really is.

Philippians 2:9-11 says, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

I remind myself that indeed every knee will bow to His name. His kingdom rules and reigns over all. This informs my prayer.

I’m reminded that coming in my own name would have never been sufficient. Though my righteousness is as filthy rags, because of Christ’s finished work, I’ve become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21). This is why I pray in that holy name.

I’m reminded that His name is a token of His authority. We’ve become heirs of God, co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). When our hearts are submitted to Christ as Lord, like a police officer stopping traffic, we’ve been given the badge of Christ’s authority to represent God’s affairs on the earth. We pray as ambassadors.

Lastly, I’m astonished when I consider the myriad of angel’s at Christ’s command. I believe we would be forever in shock and awe to witness with our eyes the activity of His fiery messengers performing His Word and decrees, even as they come out of our mouths. Brothers and sisters, I am humbled and emboldened. There is no greater name. Period.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the name of Jesus. Give me a fresh understanding of my right-standing through Jesus and the authority you’ve called me to walk in as a son of God. May the revelation of what you’ve granted me as a son and ambassador of the Kingdom forever humble and embolden me to walk in my call as an intercessor. In Jesus name. Amen!

Hannah Savage, [M]Watch Senior Leadership Team

Three Keys to Fuel Prayer

Scripture defines the kingdom as having three critical components that are foundational to its existence: righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). These three components should also be present during times of prayer and are significant to safeguarding against demonic interference during the prayer sets.

First, there is a sense of the righteousness of God or what I like to call “right standing” in the atmosphere during prayer. God should be pleased with the personal lives and hearts of all that are praying. By the same token, there should also be an accompanying presence of the peace of God during intercessory prayer. In other words, all manner of anxiety, confusion or division should never be present during the Watch sets.  If ever there is a predominant presence threatening the peace of the prayer time, it is important to identify it at its root and have it removed immediately.

Lastly, joy is the final ingredient that is instrumental for fostering an atmosphere of enjoyable prayer. Joy is attained when our affections are satisfied in Christ.

Scripture: “Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples." (Isaiah 56:7)

Darrian Summerville, [M]Watch Director

Refinement in the Life of the Intercessor

We pray, because we believe we can move mountains. We stand in the gap, because God’s love has marked us, and we want that same love to turn peoples’ worlds right-side up. It’s a holy calling to be a friend of God, to intercede for the affairs on His heart. That closeness does wild things to the casual familiarity of Christianity as we once knew it. We become ever so mindful that “there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” (Hebrews 4:13) We start to understand that the way we wield our words in casual conversation holds as much gravity as the decrees we release over our cities in the midnight hour.

Intercession magnifies our weakness and intensifies our refinement. Even as we allow God to purge our hearts of everything that has not been refined by His burning love, our reward is intimacy with Christ, yet the ripple effects of that cleansing go far beyond us. The ever-growing sensitivity to the Holy Spirit that results catapults our intercession into new depths of compassion and keener prophetic insight. Our prayers can’t help but become more effective. By yielding to God’s Spirit in our weakness, we will voyage into new measures of God’s strength in intercession like we’ve never known before.  

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:29-30 (NASB)

Prayer: Father, search me and cleanse me of all that grieves Your heart. Fill me afresh with Your hot burning love until I everything I think, say and do drips with the fragrance of Your heart.

Hannah Savage, [M]Watch Senior Leadership Team

Partnering with Jesus in the Night

During perhaps Jesus’ most vulnerable hour, Scripture describes in grave detail the anguish He faced within His own soul as He pursued his mission of crucifixion on the cross. It was now that He would begin to taste the bitter cup of sin in its entirety. Ironically, during this period a profound revelation would be unveiled to the believer. The fact that Jesus called upon His disciples to watch and pray for Him during His darkest hour is not only an anomaly, but also a sort of spiritual quandary. Why would the God-Man, Christ Jesus, the Anointed One task his disciples to watch and pray?  Could it be that the disciples were being invited beyond the veil to a place of divine access, a place Paul called, “The fellowship of His suffering? (Philippians 3:10, NASB).”  For one hour, the disciples were bidden into an assignment of a lifetime: to stand as strength and help to the Savior of the World.

As the days grow dimmer, the Church is faced with the same invitation. Will we stand with Christ during what is arguably the darkest hour in all human history? Will we tarry with Him one hour in the watches of the night to see that He receives the reward of His suffering? Are we able to contend for an outpouring of the Spirit’s power to break the power of bitterness and betrayal? Will it be said of us that at the hour of Bridegroom’s arrival and outpouring that we were wallowed asleep in our comforts?

Prayer: Father, we stand as your watchmen. You bid us to stand with You through Your Psalmist, “Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD, (Psalm 134:1 KJV).” Lord Jesus, strengthen us, we who are weak, to faithfully stand and minister in worship and intercession to You in the night. You are truly worthy of 1 hour of night.

Darrian Summerville, [M]Watch Director