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Friday, July 13, 2012


I am calling this blog "Watching in Prayer." One of my life verses, Habakkuk 2:1-3, begins, "I will stand at my watch and station myself on the rampart."
To a great extent I see God's church today as watchmen on the rampart in the midst of a spiritual war. There is a great history of this picture in the Bible. One notable example is Ezekiel 33 where God spoke of putting a watchmen on the wall to warn of impending judgment. Jesus gave us another striking use of this picture in the Garden of Gethsemane. On the night He was arrested He took Peter, James and John aside in the darkened garden and asked them to watch with Him. When He returned and found them asleep He asked if they could not watch with Him for an hour. "Watch and pray," Jesus told them and us, "lest you fall into temptation."
Like that fateful hour before the cross, these are crucial days in God's working on the earth. And it is urgent that God's people pray as we have never prayed. Have all the mighty prayer warriors passed from the earth? I am devoting this blog to biblical teachings and encouragement for God's people to watch and pray.
I will encourage you to grow in intimacy with Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit as we watch together with Him. And I will share prayer requests and encourage you to pray for God's work throughout the world in these exciting days.


  1. I am honored to join with you and others in concerted prayer! Can't wait to see God's hand move through this effort!

  2. The Lord has really been speaking to me about this lately . . . to watch and pray. A life of prayer . . . I pray the Spirit will consume me and transform my life to be a disciple Christ can count on to pray.

    Can't wait to see what the Lord will do in and through you here!

  3. I am with you in this! I am certain that God is moving in the midst of His people who pray. And, not just the prayers of help and healing, but in those prayers of the warrior watchman who stand and are counted as soldiers for the Lord. Thank you, Dave, for this opportunity to partner with you in prayer. And, thank you for being such a blessing in my life as pastor and friend.

  4. OK, the heat is on, I've added you to my recommended sites!

  5. I hope that we will not just petition God but gird ourselves for the other part of "prayer" . . . His answers, His responses, His changes He wants to see in our lives. I know that too often what we PRAY is never in preparation for how our Creator will respond. May the utterances of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be willing to listen and obey. Thanks be that He is so forgiving of my feeble efforts of communication. Thank you Pastor Dave for encouraging me in my woeful attempts.

    1. Bless you, Michael:
      That is a good word.