First Watch 

(The Evening Watch from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)

A Time of Quiet Reflection

Jesus used the Evening Watch to go aside and pray (Matthew 14:15-23).

Jesus also healed many sick people during this time (Mark 1:32Luke 4:40). This watch is usually for those who have a strong apostolic calling and anointing to break strongholds and walls. This watch is for seasoned Christians who are determined to do mighty things with boldness in the Lord.

Period for covenant renewal with God

Through Jesus Christ, we have a Covenant with God. In this watch, we can ask God to manifest the blessings of His Covenant into our lives. This is also a time to release judgment on the wicked and decree into the new day God’s blessings upon our life, family, church, city and nation. Whatever happens during the day is determined to a large extent by what is done during the night. The evening is the “foundation” of night and the beginning of the watches. People involved in the occult say that they begin their active witchcraft at midnight. If we begin to pray strategically during this watch with the Holy Spirit’s leading, we can prevent the kingdom of darkness from releasing curses on the new day. 

Prayer decrees for this prayer watch: Father, in the name of Jesus,

  • I am Your child by faith in Christ Jesus, and I renew my covenant commitment to love You with all my heart, soul and strength. Through Jesus Christ, I am Abraham’s descendant and inheritor of the covenant blessings You promised to Abraham (Galatians 3:26, 27, 29). 
  • You have put Your laws in my mind, and You have written them on my heart. You are my God and I belong to You. You will forgive my wickedness and You will never again remember my sins (Hebrews 8:10, 12). 
  • Your Word is like a lamp that guides my steps and a light that shows the path I should take. (Psalm 119:105). 
  • Your words are what sustain me; they are food to my hungry soul. Your Word brings joy to my heart because I have hidden it in my heart so that I might not sin against you (Jeremiah 15:16Psalm 119:11). 
  • You are my God and I trust You with all my heart and do not depend on my own understanding. I seek Your will in all I do, and You instruct me and guide me along the best pathway for my life. You advise me and watch my progress; Even at night, You give me wisdom and tell me what to do (Proverbs 3: 5-6Ps32.8, 16:7). 
  • I take delight in You and You give me my heart’s desires (Psalm 37:4). I trust You and I lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10). You supply all my needs from Your riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done (Philippians 4:19), and I have plenty to give to every good work (2 Cor. 9:8). I have favor, good understanding and esteem in Your sight and in the sight of man (Prov. 3:4).