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Prayer is an important part of the preparation for the return of Jesus. Jesus repeated told His disciples to “watch and pray.”

Scripture Foundations:

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is” (Mark 13:32-37)

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7-8)

Prayer:  Lord, fulfill your vision of prayer for the Christian Church, the Body of Christ globally.  Prepare the Church for the return of Jesus.  Maranatha – come, Lord Jesus!  Amen

Third, a Call to Readiness and Preparation for Jesus’ Return

Scripture Foundations:

“These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14)

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation 12:11)

Prayer: Lord, anoint the Bride (Church) to get ready for the return of the Groom (Jesus). Prepare Her through obedience to Your Word, Your Will, and a Holy Spirit led life of prayer, wholeness, unity, maturity, missions, and evangelism. Father – develop, mature, anoint, and release great faith, hope, and love so the Christian Church can persevere in prayer, mission and ministry, and be Revelation Overcomers. Jesus, may You return for a Bride who is united, mature, healthy, whole, holy, and ready – having fulfilled all of God’s redemptive plans and purposes in Jesus’ name! Amen

Second, a Call to Wholeness and Holiness and Restoration

Scripture Foundation:

 “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness… As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:1 and 8)

Prayer: Jesus, may Your people live a life of prayer, daily Bible reading, fasting, worship and missions. Holy Spirit, release spiritual gifts to the Church and empower the Body of Christ to live in wholeness, holiness, and righteousness – producing much fruit.  Father, let the Universal Christian Church fulfill Your Word, prophecies, will and eternal destiny.  Amen

At the center of the PWI Vision of Prayer is a renewed emphasis on prayer, encouragement to pray, as well as spiritual growth and development.  There are 3 components to remember:

First, a Call to Prayer with Repentance, Fasting, and Worship

Scripture Foundations:

“…these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer…for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:7)

“I urge…that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone…This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

“The time has come,” he (Jesus) said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)

Prayer: Almighty God, may the Christian Church globally enjoy a close personal relationship, deep intimacy, clear two-way communication, with a life-style of daily repentance and whole-hearted Bible-based  partnership with You – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, until the Lord returns for His Church. Amen

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

A Child, the priceless Son of God, has been given to us. The weight of the world rests on His shoulders. Jesus is the gift of God to a fallen and broken world. He brings salvation and eternal life to all who believe in His atoning and redeeming work. It is a gift of grace made possible through faith.

This child has many names: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace to mention only four of His names. In this season of Christmas and in the coming year, will He be your Counselor, Mighty God, Father or Prince of Peace? Most likely, Jesus will be all four for all of us and perhaps more!

In addition to being our Wonderful Counselor, Jesus has also sent us a personal Advisor, an all-knowing Counselor, in the Holy Spirit. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you…” (John 14:16-17 NIV).
In the world we live today, we all can use the very best advice possible. The Christ Child has shared of Himself and His anointed counseling by giving us the best Counselor there is, the Holy Spirit!

PWI blesses you with Holy Spirit gifts from the Christ Child in 2018:
1. Divine wisdom in all decisions so you will be in God’s complete and perfect will and time during the coming year!
2. Clear discernment to know what is of God, and to do that. And discernment to know what is not of God and to stay away from that.
3. Enduring empowerment to fully carry out what God has called you to do!

PWI blesses you to bring the Christ Child the following gifts in 2018:
1. True worship in Spirit and in Truth
2. Wholehearted obedience to God in prayer, family, mission & ministry
3. Much glory and honor and praise to Jesus, God’s special gift to us!

May the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace provide for all of your needs and bless you abundantly in 2018!

Remember, you are greatly loved, deeply cherished and highly appreciated!

Merry Christmas,
Prayer Watch International

Visions occur more than 100 times throughout Scripture, starting in Genesis (15:1) and concluding in Revelations (9:17).  Interestingly, the mentions of visions are about split in half between the Old and New Testaments. God sometimes uses visions to communicate His plans with His followers as well as to reveal His character.

God’s Promise for Today

God is still communicating with His people through visions and inspired dreams.  

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”  (Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17)

The vision of God is more than a human idea; it is an anointed move of His Spirit.

God speaks to us in many various ways. Most clearly, God spoke through Jesus as expressed in the Word of God  (Hebrews 1:2-3).  God continues to speak to us most succinctly in the Bible. Furthermore, we see a broad range of methods in the Bible in which God spoke to His people, including through:

  • The Holy Spirit – “All Scripture is God-breathed…” (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • True and trustworthy prophets In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways” (Hebrews 1:1)
  • Angels of God – Gabriel’s announcement of Jesus’ supernatural birth to Mary (Luke 1:28): “The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
  • Dreams – Urging Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus to escape to Egypt: “… an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream…” (Matthew 2:13)
  • Visions – Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams (Daniel 2:16 and 19): “…Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him…During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision.”

Third, prayer is partnership.  God has plans for you, your family, church, and community. When we pray, we enter into partnership with God to fulfill His plans. In the Lord’s Prayer, we express this: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.”

Some synonyms for partner are ally, companion, and helpmate.  Isn’t reassuring that God is on our side and wants to be our partner in our journey of life?

Prayer:  Jesus, thank you for being my partner throughout life.  Help me to fulfill Your plans and purposes for my life.  Please continue to guide me day by day. Amen

Second, prayer is communication. This is probably the most common definition of prayer (talking to God). Any good relationship needs meaningful communication.  God desires prayer to be two-way-communication, an ongoing dialogue with us.

The following definition dives into different elements of communication: “Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places.” (

Prayer:  Father, help me to utilize both elements of communication, not only doing the talking, but also listening.  Enable me to experience greater meaning through our time together, connecting on a deeper level with one another.  Amen