Eighth Watch 

(3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.)

The Hour of Dying to Self and Rejoicing in the Power of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ died on the cross during this watch. (3:00 P.M.) He took on the sins of man so that we can be reconciled to God through His Blood. Those who accept Jesus’ sacrifice can now live a triumphant life through Him and are allowed to come boldly before the throne of God the Father. As Jesus died and was resurrected, so the Bible calls us to die to self and live for Christ. The Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2:20 (NIV), “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  After His resurrection, Jesus Christ gave us power to live a life of victory and the authority to accomplish God’s will here on earth: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20, NIV).

Prayer Decrees for this prayer watch:

  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
  • I give myself completely to You. I am a tool in Your hands, to be used for Your good purposes. Sin has no power over me because I am no longer tied to the law where sin enslaves me, but I am free under Your favor and mercy. (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6: 13-14)
  • You have made me what I am. You have created me in Christ Jesus to live a life filled with good works that You have prepared for me to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • You have begun a good work within me and You will continue to help me grow in Your grace until Your task within me is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. (Philippians 1:6) 

Article References:

Grace, C.B.  “Prayer Watches,” Ezekiel Regiment Prayer Ministry of San Marcos Texas, March 24, 2009. http://ezekielregiment.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/prayer-watches/ (Accessed September 3, 2012). Stewart, Malachi. “The Eight Prayer Watches,” "Prophetic Streams Ministries," July 12, 2011. http://www.propheticstreams.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/7685793-the-eight-prayer-watches (Accessed September 3, 2012).

Unknown, "Understanding the eight prayer watches" [Date unknown]  http://unitedinchristcanton.org/prayer-resources/understanding-the-eight-prayer-watches-2/ (Accessed December 10,2017)