Monthly Archives: April2015

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4 Shofars sounded in harmony to expand the heart of worship at PWI “Power in Prayer” Conference in Prescott, AZ as they called us to gather in prayer. Steven, Lori, David and Denise offered their gift of shofar blowing, to the American Lutheran Church worship team, led by Tricia, this past weekend, April 24-25, 2015. “Power in Prayer – Discover the Exciting World of Prayer” began on Friday evening, April 24, as Pastor Bjorn Pedersen shared the concept of a House of Prayer with those in attendance, inviting them into the exciting world of prayer through teaching and sharing of modern day parables. Saturday morning Pastor Miriam Perry started the day with a fresh look at The Lord’s Prayer as a pattern of prayer which Jesus taught His disciples. Pastor Bjorn then led us to understand how powerful the “Process of Prayer” is to all intercessors. He taught and shared stories about the “Seven Steps of Prayer” and “How does God speak to His people” in many and varied ways. This was a life-changing conference for the 85 people in attendance from 9 churches.

PWI “Watch and Pray! The Watchman Anointing” Seminar was an exciting and impactful time for all in attendance. 28 students from 11 churches gathered at St. John’s Lutheran Church to gain new understanding of God’s call to all Christians to “Watch and Pray.”

We studied the Old Testament words used to express the characteristics of a person called to be a Watchman. We studied the call Jesus gave His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane to “Watch and Pray.”  Pastor Bjorn shared a teaching on the 7 Gateways a Watchman may be assigned to watch over, and well as how one can hear His Voice.  Ephesians 6:18 “Be Alert…” was expanded to 1) be alert to what God is saying and doing; 2) be alert to the enemy schemes and 3) be alert to and bless what the Holy Spirit is doing.

Each participant was encouraged to identify what Watchman role and call God has given them and specifically which Gateway they have been placed by God to watch over. Holy Spirit instructed Pastor Bjorn to impart several gifts, including the Watchman anointing to all present. He challenged us to go and Watch and then Pray about what God showed us.