The 8 Watches of Prayer

The 8 Watches of Prayer

Matthew 24:43 King James Version (KJV)

But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

WHOEVER POSSESSES THE GATES POSSESSES AND CONTROLS EVERYTHING.
1. FIRST WATCH OF THE NIGHT (6 PM– 9 PM)
This is the foundation of the night and the beginning of all the watches. You are to pray from 5.45 pm – 6.15 pm.
Read aloud Joel 2:13, 17. Bring repentance on behalf of yourself, family, ministry, work and nation and all the evil that has been wrought through the dark realm.
Read Lamentations 2:19-20, Cry out for the life of what God is birthing in the body of Christ, in your life and family, ministry and nation as you seek God and his purpose for every station of your life. Pray that those who are planning to do evil activities at the midnight hour will fall to nothing. Proclaim Isaiah 89:10. Proclaim that your family, nation etc. shall be ‘discipled’ to God.
2. SECOND WATCH OF THE NIGHT (9PM-12 MIDNIGHT)
This is the second watch of the night. Time when the kingdom of darkness prepare for their wicked activities.
Pray from 8.45 pm – 9.15 pm.
Pray aloud Psalm 59 and Psalm 68:1-4. Pray that God will arise and His enemies be scattered. All that are intimidating you, your family, ministry, and the body of Christ in your nation through any curses that their words and darts will be returned to them. If it be the will of God, that they will not be destroyed, but God will arise and they will know the God of glory and turn to Him in repentance and salvation. Have a session of praise and worship exalting God and commanding all creation to praise Him. Read aloud Psalm 148.
3. THIRD WATCH OF THE NIGHT (12MIDNIGHT – 3 AM)
This is the third watch of the night. Pray from 11:45-12.15a m. This is the major time witches do sacrifices and covenants. Pray that the works of their hands, the incantations, prognostications and astrological readings will fall and come to nothing.
Proclaim Isaiah 44:24-28, Isaiah 19:1 and ask the Lord to come on a swift cloud and pull down, uproot, destroy all satanic altars raised in the heavenlies against your life, family ministry, nation, etc. Reconcile all creation to Him by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Read Col 2.14 -15 and use it to wipe out every ordinance of the evil one that has been written in the heavens, in the waters, in the high places by the blood of Jesus and every arrangement that has been made by the astrologers and witches, in this new season will be rendered powerless.
4. FOURTH WATCH OF THE NIGHT (3 AM– 6 AM)
This is the last watch of the night or the 4th watch of the night. Pray from 2.45 am – 3.15 am. During this time witches are withdrawing from evil and the glory of God is coming in. Prophetically close the time of the past so that a new season is ushered in your life, family, nation etc.
Proclaim Psalm 19:2 Day unto day uttereth forth speech…Take responsibility for what this new day and this new season will speak into your life and into the life of your nation. Prophecy and speak to the new day in your life; ask God to bless you as He did Jabez, speak blessing and favour and the salvation of God, redemption, deliverance, and the coming of God’s Kingdom over your life, family, nation, etc and program these proclamations into the sun, the moon and the stars. Proclaim Psalm 121:6. The sun and moon shall give forth their best for you.
5. THE FIRST WATCH OF THE DAY (6 AM – 9 AM)
This is the first watch of the day. Pray from 5:45 am to 6:15 am. Raise a lamentation before God and pray that God will judge the wicked who will not turn to Him as He did the Egyptian Army who pursued the children of Israel in Exodus 14:24.
6. THE SECOND WATCH OF THE DAY (9AM-12 NOON).
This is the second watch of the day. Pray from 8:45 to 9:15 am. Pray for the outpouring of grace and supplication in your life and in your nation. Repent on behalf of the body of Christ in your nation for not rising to meet with the spiritual needs of the people so that they reached out and got a counterfeit from the dark realm. Repent on behalf of both those practicing witchcraft and their customers because they all reflect a deep spiritual hunger and thirst: that they will find salvation in this new season. Pray that as the new season is ushered in, greater love of God will spring forth through yourself and the body of Christ to the lost in your nation.
7. THE THIRD WATCH OF THE DAY (12NOON-3 PM)
This is the third watch of the day – another time of witchcraft activity and sacrifice. Pray from 11:45am-12:15pm. Pray for an increase in the level of the prophetic in your life, over your nation. Where the prophetic is raised, witchcraft and sorceries, etc come down to dust (see Deuteronomy 18:9-15, 18). Also pray for a greater release and outpouring of all the inspirational gifts of the Spirit over your life and the body of Christ in your nation.
8. THE FOURTH WATCH OF THE DAY (3 PM– 6 PM)
This is the fourth watch of the day or last watch of the day. Pray from 2:45 pm-3:15 pm. It is the time of sacrifice according to God’s time. Nullify any other demonic sacrifices that was made at the 3rd watch during mid-day. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and His sacrifice nullifies any other. This is the hour Jesus said it is finished. It is time for prophetic praise and worship. Celebrating the finished works of Christ in your life, in your nation. Proclaim the coming of the kingdom of God and of His Christ. Read aloud Revelations 12:10 and prophecy this over your life, family, ministry, your nation.
GENERAL CLOSING AFTER EACH PRAYER ITEM AT THE WATCH
• Speak healing and reconciliation of all things in the beginning of the new season into your life, family, ministry, your nation back to God (Col. 1.15-19).
• Pray that there shall be no backlash of the enemy upon your life, family, your nation and the body of Christ.
• Reconcile all things to God in this new season in your life, family, ministry, your nation.
• Praise and extol the Lord God in this new season – finish by declaring ‘for Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever’. Amen.
You can download a copy of the prayer booklet here: The+8+Prayer+Watches+Booklet

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