Heritage Park Revival (HPR)
Understanding the Eight Prayer Watches
James 5:16 (NIV), we are told that the "prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." As we pray, we stand watch over our families, cities, and nations. Just as men stood on city walls in the Bible to watch for approaching danger, God calls us to be modern-day watchmen and warn those who are in danger (2 Kings 9:17-18).
We are to watch not only for the enemy's activity but also for the manifestation of God's plans. If we watch for the enemy and announce his activity, we can avert the devil's plans to steal, kill and destroy what God has for us. Jesus said in Matthew 24:43, "But know this, if the good man 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."
Today more than ever, it is important that we pray and seek the mind of the Lord: "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). Major decisions we are confronted with require us to know God's individual will for our lives.
With the Holy Spirit's leading, we can discover God's will and expose the plans of the enemy through strategic prayer.
The Bible speaks of "watches," which are specific times of the day or night. There are basically eight watches covering 24 hours. This is because everyone has a prayer watch, even though they may not know it. Therefore, you may find yourself repeatedly praying at specific times of the day or evening. If you have ever been awakened during the night or are wondering why you are being led to pray at specific times, it is probably because God wants you to pray or intercede for someone. Every prayer watch has a purpose.
Below you will find links to information about the various watches, prayers, and decrees. Click the hyperlink to view the files. You can also download or print the files for your convenience.
Prayer Documents (This is a consolidated file of all of the information contained in the other files.)
The 8 Prayer Watches
The following are the times we will be praying corporately:
- 6:00 - 6:30am: Seven Prayer Points to Pray for Junction City and the Surrounding Cities
- 9:00 - 9:30am: Prayers that will make a Difference in Junction City and Surrounding Cities
- 12:00noon - 12:30pm: Spiritual Warfare Prayer for Junction City and Surrounding Cities
- 3:00 - 3:30pm:
- 6:00 - 6:30pm: