A Blog from Lisa Branon:
Dear Zion Friends,
The Holy Spirit has been leading me, as the Prayer Director, to start an official prayer watch at our church. Confirmation after confirmation, He keeps showing me this is something He wants at Zion. I've been mulling it over and praying about it for months. These series of confirmations all started in November when a lady posted on Freecycle that she had a 1920s clock to give away. Incidentally, my stepfather fixed clocks and we had one identical to this beautiful mantle clock in my Mother's home. So, I called and went to pick it up. As I was turning, I saw Moravian Drive. Since I am on the national Moravian watch (or Lou Engle’s The Call), I've learned about the Moravians' history. The Moravians established a prayer watch after the Pentecostal revival, and continued this for one hundred years, 24/7 around the clock. Along with this sign, there have been some other confirming signs from the Lord. And finally, I said “yes” to the Lord.
This is the last of the last days, friends. All signs point to His soon return. The Lord said to watch and pray. When He took his two disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, he asked them to watch. Unfortunately, he found them asleep.
Matthew 26:40 says, “And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep actively watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
Mark 13:35 says “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return--whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning."
Praying and watching is imperative. There are many needs in the kingdom: the world, our family at Zion, and the lost around us. Keeping a watch ensures we are seeking His will and lifting our voices to the Father in intercession as a body.
I think with our lifestyle in this time period, an actual on site watch at Zion would be almost impossible. So, let's keep our watch wherever we can find a secret place with the Lord. Please pray about taking an actual time on the 24 hr clock (once a week) that you would be willing to pray for the kingdom, the body of Zion, the world, and then listen for the Holy Spirit to pray prophetically through you. When you decide on a time, reply to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your selected timeframe.