protect the night

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