We have several key gates of time and seasons. The main gate of time, where
we begin to count the times of the day is the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian which
is also referred to as longitude 0. This is the portal that determines what time the
day begins and it is at 0. The day begins at midnight and midnight is first
measured from this portal. This was determined by the scientists in the days of
the Roman Empire. From that portal, the longitudes have a 3 hour distance
between them therefore the longitude that passes thru east Africa i.e. Kenya
Uganda and Tanzania is about 3 hours from longitude 0.
The main gate of the season is the latitude 0 or the equator which also passes
through Kenya and Uganda and Congo. This is the most significant gate of the
seasons. The gates of the 4 seasons (summer, winter, spring & autumn) are
determined by the position of the sun in relation to the equator.
1) When the sun is directly overhead the equator on 21st March that is the
beginning of spring season in the northern hemisphere and is also the vernal
equinox but beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. It is called a gate of
the season of spring and spiritually this is a very significant time of intense
spiritual activity. People who are active in the kingdom of darkness know these
times and seasons and so perform their highest activities during these times and
2) Then when the sun is overhead the tropic of cancer on 21 June it is called
the summer solstice or high summer. In the north hemisphere but it is high winter
in southern hemisphere. When it crosses again the equator and is going to the
south in 21 September that is the gate of fall/winter season or the autumnal
equinox and when it is overhead the tropic of Capricorn this is also a very
strategic time and it is the winter solstice on 21 December. These are very very
strategic times of intense spiritual warfare and intercession.
During these seasons, including occurrences like the eclipses, new moon and full
moons, and other astronomically significant times, there is need for very strong
intercession. However, many Christians are very ignorant of these facts and think
that only the Satanists and people in kingdom of darkness like witches and occult
people should tamper with issue of the sun moon and stars which is in the
satanic science of astrology. Christians should NEVER tamper with this false
science. However, God has given the proper study of the heavenly bodies called
Astronomy which is a legal and biblically proper science of the study of the
heavenly bodies and how they function etc. As a Christian you ought to release
yourself from any theological prison and ask the Holy Spirit to give you guidance
on how to understand and deal with the heavenlies biblically.
Why is it important to pray at the gates of time and seasons?
• It is possible for people to run away from calendars and change their
calendars. For example the Moslems have their own calendar, the Chinese
have their own, the Ethiopians have their own calendar and the Jewish
people have their own calendar, but no one can change the season and no
one can change the time. Everyone is going according to the time and season
• The times and seasons are ports of entry and exit and we need to possess
these gates which hell has a hold of, so that the church and kingdom of God
may prevail. Gates must be possessed first before the kingdom can prevail.
• Those in charge of the gates are able to change environments.
• If you are able to possess gates of a place you should be able to change
environment and Spiritual equation over the place.
• If you are able to possess gates you are able to dictate what happens in the
place and monitor what goes in and comes out of that gate
• If you are able to possess gates you will be able to change the law and
rulings over the place.
• If you are able to possess gates you are able to change the environmental
Why should we observe prayer at these times and seasons?
yet the Bible so clearly says in Colossians 2:16 – let no man therefore judge you
in meat or in drink or in respect of a holy day or the new moon or of the Sabbath
• First we need to understand that pattern of activity in the spiritual realm does
not change, it goes on and affects the earth whether we are aware of it or not
and whether we believe in it or not. Our knowledge and dealings with the
spiritual realm is what changes the dynamics.
• Because in V17 we are told these observances are a shadow of things to
come. In the Old Testament the people made observances of times and
seasons and gathered properly and had rituals; we know that the Old
Testament is a shadow of what we have in the New Testament. At such
times, there is heightened activity in the dark realm and therefore it is a time
of heightened intercession and prophetic action in the kingdom of God.
Why are we so strategically placed to pray for the times and seasons with
• God chose us to be in the very gateway of these. Uganda and Kenya lie
along the equator which happens to be the gate of time for the seasons and
as a people who belong to these lands, we can proclaim a new season in the
heavenly realm and along all the lay lines of the earth. We are also
strategically situated in Africa which is the only continent of the earth where
all the major lay lines pass through i.e. the Prime Meridian or longitude Zero,
the Equator – latitude Zero and the tropics of cancer and Capricorn. As
Africans we have the legal right to declare the ushering in of new times and
seasons throughout the world.
• East Africans are strategically positioned in the nation which is the cradle of
the River Nile which is a major place of spiritual activity in the dark realm
since the times of the ancient Egyptian dynasties and we can break the spirit
of Egypt from its very source, the Lake Victoria.
Is there a pattern for praying at the watches? Yes
• In Genesis 1 we see a pattern of how the day is considered after each step of
creation …and evening and morning were first day… and evening and
morning were second day, 14 and evening and morning were ….. etc And the
evening and the morning.
Why that order?
Whatever happens during the day is determined to a large extent to what is done
during the night. The evening is the foundation of the night and the beginning of
the watches i.e. 6 pm – 9 pm. According to the people in kingdom of darkness,
they begin their active witchcraft at midnight. If we begin to make strategic prayer
at the foundation of the day which is 6 pm, then we are six hours ahead of any
witches, enchanters, magicians and diviners and we can set the agenda of how
activities will take place.
• If you want to heal the river, according to 2 king 2:21, 22 when Elisha had to
heal the waters of the river in Jericho, he had to go to the source, to the
spring to pour in salt and healed the entire river. If we want to heal the
disease of the nations we should not be going to the middle of the stream to
fight the devil, let us go to the source, the beginning – at the first watch
according to the pattern
PRAYER DIRECTION AT THE WATCHES
The following is a sample prayer direction for praying at watches. Every time you
come in prayer God will give you different direction and unction and scripture to
pray through. There is no permanent pattern. However one important thing to
note is that you should focus more on praying scripture into that gate. You do not
have to make long prayers.
General prayers to be prayed before the prayer point for the watch .
Pray for say 20 – 30 minutes over the gate of time i.e. starting at least 10-15
minutes before the hour and then 10 -15 minutes after the hour.
• Worship and praise God, read aloud and proclaim Psalm 148
commanding everything in creation to praise God in your life, work , family
and your community and nation
• Bring personal repentance and on behalf of family, ministry workplace
nation etc Psalms 51 Daniel 9.3-19 1 John 1.5 -10 and such like scripture.
• Declare that everything about this season e.g. of summer, the
fruitfulness, beauty and joy of life and happiness of this season the
restiveness of the season will reflect in your life, family, work, ministry and
nation. Pray prophetically that there will be a time of refreshing coming
upon you in this season in your work, family ministry and nation.
Prophetically proclaim the times of refreshing coming into the areas of
o Government and policy making
o Media and entertainment including print, electronic,
o Drama and theatre, holiday and leisure activities.
o The priesthood of God
o Stewardship and finances
o Welfare and justice
o The belief system and mindset of the people toward God and His
• Cover yourself and your family, ministry, work, property your nation with
the blood of Jesus
1. 6 – 9 pm 1st watch of the night. The foundation of the night and
BEGINNING OF THE WATCHES – Pray from 5.45 pm – 6.15pm. Joel
2:13, 17. Bring repentance on behalf of your self, family, ministry, work
and nation and all the evil that has been wrought through the dark realm.
Read Lamentations 2:19-20, Cry out for the life of what God is birthing the
body of Christ in your life and family, ministry and nation as you seek God
and his purpose for every station of your life Pray that those who are
planning to do evil activities at the midnight hour will fall to nothing.
Proclaim Isaiah 89-10. Proclaim that your family, nation etc. shall be
discipled to God.
2. 9-12 midnight is the second watch of the night. Time when the kingdom of
darkness prepare for their wicked activity Pray from 8.45 p m – 9.15 p m.
Pray aloud Psalm 59. Psalm 68:1-4. Pray that God will arise and His
enemies be scattered. All that are intimidating you, your family, ministry,
and the body of Christ in your nation through any curses their words and
darts will be returned to them. That they will not be destroyed but God will
arise and they will know the God of glory and turn to Him in repentance
and salvation. Have a session of praise and worship exalting God and
commanding all creation to praise Him. Read aloud Psalm 148.
3. 12 – 3 am 3rd watch of the night. Pray from 11:45-12.15a m. This is the
major time, witches do sacrifices and covenants. Pray that the works of
their hands, the incantations, prognostications and astrological readings
will fall and come to nothing. Proclaim Isaiah 4424-28. Read Isaiah 19.1 and
ask the Lord to come on a swift cloud and pull down, uproot, destroy all
satanic altars raised in the heavenlies against your life, family ministry
nation etc. Reconcile all creation to Him by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Read Col 2.14 -15 and use it to wipe out and every ordinance of the evil
one that has been written in the heavens, in the waters, in the high places
by the blood of Jesus and every arrangement that has been made by the
astrologers and witches, in this new season will be rendered powerless.
4. 3 – 6 am the last watch of the night or the 4th watch of the night. Pray
from 2.45 am – 3.15 am. During this time witches are withdrawing from
evil and the glory of God is coming in. Prophetically close the time of the
past so that a new season is ushered in your life, family, nation etc. Psalm
19:2 Day unto day uttereth forth speech…Take responsibility for what this
new day and this new season will speak into your life and into the life of
your nation. Prophecy and speak to the new day in your life; ask God to
bless you as He did Jabez, speak blessing and favour and the salvation of
God, redemption, deliverance, and the coming of God’s Kingdom ‘let Thy
kingdom come’, over your life, family, nation etc and program these
proclamations into the sun the moon and the stars. Proclaim psalm 121.6.
The sun and moon shall give forth their best for you.
5. 6 am – 9 am is the first watch of the day. Pray from 5:45 am to 6:15 am.
Raise a lamentation before God and pray that God will judge the wicked
who will not turn to Him as He did the Egyptian Army who pursued the
children of Israel in Exodus 14:24.
6. 9-12 noon. 2nd watch of the day. Pray from 8:45 to 9:15 am. Pray for the
outpouring of grace and supplication in your life, in your nation. Repent on
behalf of the body of Christ in your nation for not rising to meet with the
spiritual need of the people so that they reached out and got a counterfeit
from the dark realm. Repent on behalf of both those practicing witchcraft
and their customers because they all reflect a deep spiritual hunger and
thirst. That they will find salvation in this new season. Pray that as the new
season of spring is ushered in, greater love of God will spring forth
through yourself and the body of Christ to the lost in your nation.
7. 12-3 pm 3rd watch of the day – another time of witchcraft activity and
sacrifice Pray from 11.45am-12.15pm. Pray for an increase in the level of
the prophetic in your life, over your nation. Where the prophetic is raised,
witchcraft and sorceries etc come down (Deuteronomy 18:9-15,18). Also
pray for a greater release and outpouring of all the inspirational gifts of the
Spirit over the your life, the body of Christ in your nation.
8. 3 – 6 pm 4th watch of the day or last watch of the day. Pray from 2.45 pm-
3.15 pm. It is the time of sacrifice according to God’s time. Nullify any
other demonic sacrifices that may be made at the 3rd watch during mid-
day. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and His sacrifice nullifies any other.
This is the hour Jesus said it is finished. It is time for prophetic praise and
worship. Celebrating the finished work of Christ in your life, in your nation.
Proclaim the coming of the kingdom of God and of His Christ. Read aloud
Revelations 12:10 and prophecy this over your life, your nation etc
GENERAL CLOSING AFTER EACH PRAYER ITEM AT THE WATCH
• Speak healing and reconciliation of all things in the beginning of the new
season in your life, your nation back to God (Col. 1.15-19)
• Pray that there no backlash of the enemy will come upon your life, family
your nation and the body of Christ.
• Reconcile all things to God in this new season in your life, in your nation.
• Praise and extol the Lord God in this new season – finish by declaring ‘for
Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever’. Amen