Join Us May 17 for a Night of Prayer

Posted: May 08, 2024

On Friday night, May 17, we will have our next night of prayer from 10:00PM to 2:00AM, US Central time, by Zoom. The first night of prayer last month was a blessing, with men and women sharing their stories, praying for each other, the church, the sexually broken and their spouses, and other situations as the Holy Spirit led.

It is a sacrifice of time and rest to pray late at night, especially after a long week. As the night progresses it becomes more challenging, yet this is what Jesus modeled for us:

“But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.”
Luke 5:15-16

“In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.”
Luke 6:12

Any situation where the flesh becomes weakened is a good thing as it gives the Holy Spirit more room to fill and empower. Peter was freed from prison by an angel because a group of God’s people were praying at night:

“So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him. On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists”
Acts 12:5-7

Night-time prayer meetings are powerful.

As before, we will pray for the following, in addition to whatever else God may bring up:

* The sharing of needs and praying for each other.
* That the walls of pride, fear, and arrogance that blind the church from facing its sin, especially sexual sin, would come down.
* Conviction and repentance.
* Rescue and healing for those in bondage in sin, especially sexual sin, including healing for wives.
* Marriages and youth.
* That God’s people would be provoked to prayer. We need prayer meetings fired up in every church, every day of the week.
* For new ground, especially in the sexual arena where the enemy continues to destroy lives.
* Specific situations we’re involved with in the US and abroad.

Scripture reading, waiting in silence, and worship will be a part of our time together. Any person from any country who speaks English and has a heart for prayer is welcome. We have men and women from Asia and Europe who participate in our prayer groups now; we can pray in these areas for you and your country too. The same goes for ministry leaders.

On Friday May 17th, you’re welcome to participate as long as you like; stay for an hour, or the whole four hours. I’m planning on being involved the entire four hours. We will begin promptly at 10:00PM Central time. If you want to come and pray silently instead of out loud, this is fine.

If you’d like to participate, please contact us and we’ll send you the zoom link.

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. 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. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.”
James 5:16b-18

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.”
-Oswald Chambers