We believe God is calling intercessors young and old to persevere in prayer and worship for God’s purposes to come forth. Each week we help groups of children and teenagers lead weekly “worship watches” at the Succat Hallel house of prayer.
This idea of “worship watches” comes from Isaiah 62:6:
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest…
Each watch is either one or two hours long. The children meet beforehand to prepare songs, prayer topics, and relevant scriptures for the watch.
They choose to pray for things like the salvation of Israel, the salvation of Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, unity in the Body of Messiah, and the preparation of the Bride.
Sometimes they pray for children who are abused or enslaved, or for children who are bullied. They also pray for children in other houses of prayer in countries like Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.
The idea of having these watches led by children is that they are not too young to worship God and lead each other in prayer.
We teach them that their prayers and worship affect the atmosphere in the city of Jerusalem. Not only that, they can make a difference in the physical and spiritual realms with their prayers!
We encourage them to read the scriptures, pray a prayer connected to the scripture, and then for the others to respond in continued prayer through spontaneous singing.
Although they are young and only beginners, we are consistently blessed and blown away by the sincere worship and prayer that breaks forth from these young worshippers.
Children as young as 11 years old are leading worship. Children as young as five years old are leading out in prayers. It is a beautiful thing to see!