Prayer Watches: The Third Watch (between 12 midnight – 3:00 a.m.)
After sharing some important information concerning the 4th watch, I decided to share each day another prayer watch so that by next week everyone would have all of the prayer watches available to them. So many of you contacted me to get additional information on other times of prayer that the Lord has called you to stand in the gap.
For those of you who might ask why are prayer watches so vitally important. Here are a few answers:
- The term to watch, watchman, watching are words used along with it’s Hebrew derivatives at least 165 times in God’s word. When we add to it the Hebrew derivatives whose root origin comes from the word to watch, to see, or to observe it is used over 300 times.
- Prayers will set a hedge of protection around places where people need help, encouragement, hope and even enlightenment. Where ever that prayer is being directed, it adds to our faith and deepens our covenant relationship between us and our God.
The Third Watch has been referred to as the Time to Build, Reinforce God’s government in the Earth. But it is also effective in other matters as you will see below.
It is looked upon as the time God’s righteousness wins over wickedness in the earth. It is also next to the fourth watch as one of the most important times. Acts 20:7-12 is referenced as the time when men should come under the umbrella of divine protection. It is when Eutychus falls to sleep and then he fell several stories below, however Paul goes down and retrieves him and declares that he is alive.
It is oft times referenced with Matthew 13:25 to come against the spirit of deception and mind control from evil forces of the enemy. Prayers during this time can break confusion and overturn delusions along with seductive spirits that have been sent out by those who are trying to control a person’s will.
It is an excellent time to break strongholds and struggles of any kind, as well as to pray and travail for those who need salvation. It’s a key time to Pray for those who are incarcerated. (Remember Paul & Silas). It is also biblical that this was the time that the children of Israel came out of Egypt. This is a good time for worship and praise with a heart to go into a greater level of consecration.
Pray to release angels on assignment.
Time to employ them to fight for you.
Time to decree, declare and to rule in the midst of your enemies.
Declare the freedom and protection over the Bride of Christ from all harm and danger.
Pray around slumber during a time when the church needs to be awakened. It was at midnight that the bridegroom came.
Excellent time to pray over marriages. Ruth was sleeping at Boaz’s feet but it was midnight when he noticed that a woman was sleeping there.
Pray to discover new and beautiful things into your spouse as well as Godly covering and protection over her.
There is so much coupled with divine revelation that can be prayed during this time of prayer.
My prayer is that you will become excited about the watch you have been assigned to pray during.
~ Phyllis Ford
Prophet Phyllis Ford of Phyllis Ford Ministries is called by God’s grace as a prophet to the nations; now in ministry for 27 years. With yearly and monthly Words, she and husband Apostle Miles release the Word of the LORD via their website. Her ministry emphasizes the Watchman call and duty in governance, as she teaches prophetic schools of ministry, intercession and deliverance workshops and tours worldwide, speaking into the lives of ministry leaders, encouraging prayer, and releasing regional strategies.
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