WATCHMAN PRAYER – a tree on the banks of the river

Watchman Prayer alone or in a group.


“Can you not watch one hour with me?” This is the very heart of what it is to be a watchman.

It is an intimate time with Jesus.

You imbibe the compassion of the Lord for His every creature; He places His desires on our hearts.

You wrap your specific requests around the melodies on the heart of God as expressed in Scripture.

In this way God invites you to play a part in shaping the Will of God.

You know your prayers are making a difference.

They are being weaved into the will of the Father at that very moment.

You know you will go out believing that things have been changed.


Acknowledge the presence of Jesus.

Sit down with Him.

Bring before the Him thanksgiving, praise, worship etc

Express what is on your heart in relation to people, situations and the world around you.

Wrap them on the melodies on the heart of God as expressed in Scripture.

It is conversation too. Listen to what is on His heart too. Sometimes there is an exchange of views, like Abraham interceding on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Watching with Jesus Interceding – intervening on behalf of another

What we have to say making a difference.

The Father weaving what we have to say into a ‘music score’ He is writing.

The ‘score’ being passed to Jesus.

It may then be played by the orchestra moving in the power of the Holy Spirit.

This score is the Will of the Father, His Word, which will not return without being accomplished.
The Trinity and us in the Season of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The ‘Book of Joel Account’ on this web site gives the scriptural basis for this diagram.

Try the 'Watchman Prayer Exercise' with the 'Melodies on the Heart of God' sheet.