“My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.” (Psalm 119:148)
The NIGHTWATCH was not birthed out of the heart of men, but out of the heart of God. From its inception, those who have been involved in the NIGHTWATCH have had no set agenda of their own, except to obey God and to follow His promptings in all matters related to this watch. They have always prayed “in secret,” trusting God for His open reward, according to Matthew 6:6.
On November 30, 2005, at 8:00 p.m., Sara Ballenger, Founder, Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, was talking on the phone with another intercessor from Maryland who had called with a deep burden in her heart for the ongoing war in Iraq. In desperation, they cried out together unto the Lord, asking, “God, is there ANYTHING ELSE we can do to serve You in this hour?”
IMMEDIATELY, Sara was given a vision . . .
“As soon as we cried out to God, I ‘saw’ a clock, with the hands both set at MIDNIGHT. As we continued to pray, I saw the hands SWEEP DOWN to the hour of 6:00 a.m. Those hours seemed to light up like LIGHTNING — the LORD was clearly speaking about something to do with those six hours in the night. The Lord then caused me to know that, if we opened our conference call line at those hours for the next 30 nights, He would move upon the heart of our president, and we would begin to see a change in the war effort in Iraq . . . And for the blessing of ISRAEL, too.”
And that was the birth of what is now called THE NIGHTWATCH!
And, Now You Can Join Us In The Nightwatch for America and Israel!
Each night from midnight to 6 a.m., EST, intercessors nationwide are praying for the leadership and peoples of these two countries and other nations that are near to God’s heart. He has established three periods of “watching,” now called:
Night Owls (Midnight – 2 a.m)
Midwatch (2 a.m. – 4 a.m.)
Early Birds (4 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
As this work has grown, we’ve been blessed with other nations also participating in the NIGHTWATCH. These include: Israel, Germany, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, India, Australia, Greece, Norway, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, and China (underground church) — materials translated into Chinese. Working in coordinated combinations of teams, and always using the One-Year Bible Online as their prayer guide, each American and international prayer team has covered our country from Midnight to 6:00 a.m., Eastern Time.
Please Join Us In Prayer for America and Israel on the Nightwatch!
Choose a date for your team between April 4th and April 24th & submit it for the calendar NOW as we are getting ready NOW!! As the Intercessors of Texas step up to take the National Night Watch For the Capital Hill Prayer Partners 2014.