Mar 182011
 

Report Oslo Oct 27-31

We left Copenhagen with mission accomplished and well done faithful servants, but there was no entry into rest today.

As we got off the plane in Oslo, we went straight to a meeting. The Norwegian prayer council were hosting us with representatives from different parts of Norway. Our hosts shared a meal with us in the Markus church and then we listened to a vision of a prayer house for the city. The evening meeting was quite spontaneous and prophetic. We were then brought to our lodging in a big house with nice beds. We fell asleep tired after a long day.

Prayer-walking the University of OsloThe next day, we met in the headquarters of the Billy Graham association that was preparing an evangelistic event Nov 11-12. It was a joy to support them in prayer for the breakthrough in the city. In the afternoon we split up in 3 teams praying at strategic places in town. The prayers seemed to be inspired and flowing from God’s heart. The reports were good afterwards. We brought what we carried, the prophetic intercession and we encouraged the national prayer council to get more of this in the whole nation. We prayed for impartation to the leaders. This and the rising of the (good part of) Viking spirit came back many times. God is about to release this in Norway when they will break out of passivity and become brave warriors for the Kingdom.

Full Team in front of Norwegian ParliamentThe 3rd day, we were praying a lot with the national prayer council for strategy for the future. Then we were able to prophecy for the 10 leaders that were there, giving them about an hour of prophecy each. No need to say that this was very encouraging for them. They said that at least 95% of what was prophesied was spot on. This was of course very encouraging for us too.

Praying for Oslo from above the cityThe last 2 days our program was much softer. We went to Holmenkollen, the famous ski-jumping arena, from where we also prayed for the city. We had more debriefing in the team. It was a busy program, but despite this they all did well and were able to minister and pray powerfully in the capitals. We thank God for the opportunity of being part of this. People in the team were also able to link up with their Norwegian heritage some hundred years back and could get that blessing over their lives as a bonus.

All glory to Him.

Jan 302012
 

Report Copenhagen Oct 24-26.

Morning worship and planning15 of us arrived from abroad hosted by about 25 people from Aglow Denmark (http://www.aglow.dk/), Prayerhouses Denmark (http://bedehus.dk/) and a local church which hosted our morning meetings. The intercessors in Denmark were all quite experienced, so it was easy to go ahead with the prayer assignment. The program was quite full; morning worship and preparation to go out, afternoon prayerwalks in the city in several teams at many strategic locations, evenings with worship again.

On the first afternoon 15 of us were invited in the town hall by a Christian candidate for the next elections. It was a blessed time with God’s presence. The politician was very much touched as we prophesied over him. He thanked us for the special words. We also got another answer of prayer next morning as we had prayed that God would remove candidates that shouldn’t go for the election. The headline news said that one very liberal politician had withdrawn her candidacy because of some scandal of corruption. This was of course very encouraging for to see such a quick answer of prayer.

The second afternoon all 40 of us were invited by a Christian MP to visit the parliament. This MP was also very touched as we prophesied over him. It’s powerful when they can hear God speak to them. When God comes through in such a way, it does something that human words and discussion cannot do. It is the awareness of His presence in the affairs of men.

On the third day we changed our program a little as God brought to our attention the influence of the freemasons in the city. So we went to an enormous Freemason building in town. Apparently it’s the biggest in Europe. It seems untouchable, but by faith and obedience we pray and God will take care of the rest.

We also had a good opportunity to minister and prophecy over all the Danish intercessors. This was a very big encouragement to them also as God shared a lot of His thoughts for them and their future.

The team from abroad stayed in Soli Deo Gloria, that has just been rented by YWAM-Copenhagen (https://www.ywam.dk/da/medier/stayconnected-2017/stayconnected-nr-3/soli-deo-gloria). This was a Christian coffee bar from the 70’s and now it’s getting back to their initial calling again. As a bonus to the prayer in town, we were able to lead worship and then prophecy for about 30 minutes some of God’s future plans for the place. We left Copenhagen satisfied with the conviction of mission well accomplished.

Jun 272017
 

Report Vilnius May 28-29:

Vilnius was very different than the other 2 Baltic capitals. The church seemed to be very weak; paganism and rebellion seemed to be strongholds in the city. There was one place or area in the capital that had even declared their own ruling with their own law. It was more of a game, but the fact that they had their own statues and law written in 20 languages for the tourists says something.

We went to pray at 3 very heavy places that seemed to bind this city in this state:

First an altar of a duke and hero of the nation who was a strong follower of the paganism in the Middle Ages.

Second was the 3 crosses on the top of a hill over the city. Catholicism was forced on the city through the Teutonic knights and the crosses put up, but they continued with the paganism on the side; thus being rebellious against the Catholicism.

But when the communist knocked the crosses down, the Lithuanians build them up; thus again in rebellion against the authorities.

Third place was the central Gediminas Tower. A story said that to initiate this site a virgin was sacrificed on this place, and sacrifices to the pagan gods.

Then we finished our prayer where the Vilnia River went into the Neris River, as all these high places seemed to be linked to the river as well.

The next day, we went to the area having its own law as this seemed to be more than normal. The area also had its own statue with a goddess of freedom/rebellion.

Then we went to pray at the gate of Dawn with the black Madonna which seemed to be a significant place and influencing the city.

Then we headed to the parliament. It was warm and it was difficult in front of the very hostile parliament building; big fence and no sign of people. We prayed that a new sound and a new declaration will come out from this nation, which will celebrate its rebirth next year. We went to the place where every day at 19:18 pm they declare from the Grand Duke’s palace about the 100 years celebration. Let the declarations be from you, God.

Jun 272017
 

Report Riga May 24-26:

We were well received by the YWAM team in Riga. We also had 2 new seasoned intercessors coming from outside to join us and more locals went with us for the prayer in the city. It was all a sign that the church is stronger in Riga than the 2 other Baltic capitals.

After first morning of worship, we got quite clear guidance about were to pray there was a straight line down the Freedom Avenue to the Freedom monument, then to the Rifle man monument and the Victory monument. We went to pray at these 3 monuments, in that order. These monuments symbolized a lot of the history and a lot of the painful history the last 100 years. Next year in November it will be 100 years since Latvia became an independent country for the first time. A lot of the history around these monuments could stir up a lot of emotions and enmity as the 100 years celebration approaches. There was also a lot of confusion around these monuments. There was a strong feeling of God wanting to write a new chapter of the history of the nation to start after the 100 year celebration. So, we prayed a lot around and about the enemy not being allowed to stir up strife from the history and for God to bring healing and reconciliation among the Latvians; the ones who had Russian affiliations and the ones with Latvian.

We really seemed to hit something very significant from God in the prayer. Our coordinator sent us this encouragement in an e-mail: I just wanted to again say a big thank you for coming, for your obedience and the very big blessing you were during these days here. I believe we will even in the coming weeks and months see greater evidence of what took place….. I also have a sense that a shift has taken place and something broken off….

The next day we had a visit to the parliament. We were shown around by people who pray a lot for the government. After that we had a powerful time of worship and prayer in the chapel of the parliament. We prophesied many things, but a significant one was for fathers to raise up, fathers who would be real fathers to the nation and for a new song to be released and song over the nation.

In the afternoon, we went down to the river to pray into the foundation of the city. It turned out there was a legend about a monster in the river fighting against a hero in the city. Here we believe we were touching the stronghold of depression and heaviness over the city.

As a bonus, some people in the team joined the ministry reaching out to the men going for the prostitutes and others went to the place where the song festivals are held annually (a bit smaller than the ones in Tallinn)

Satisfied over the time in Riga and mission accomplished, we headed for Vilnius next day.

Jun 272017
 

Report Tallinn, Estonia May 20-22:

We were well-hosted and taken care of by the YWAM people in town. The 8 of us from abroad met in an apartment for an introduction to the history of Estonia by watching the DVD: “The Singing Revolution.” It’s a powerful documentary about the spirit of the nation and how the Estonians saw the revolution 26 years ago as the Russian army withdrew through a powerful weapon: Singing! The Estonians have a culture of singing and non-violence. They gathered 30,000 on a stage and 300,000 more people in the public sing-along. During the revolution, many of the songs were songs of prayer to God. God heard their prayers. Since that time, the Estonians still sing, but the songs are without God. That is quite typical of the human nature. The Israelites did the same. When there is a problem, we call on God, but as soon as we are doing well, we forget about Him. (see Hos 6:1-3 ) We prayed a lot for the Estonians not making their songs their god, but making the creator of the song their God. The second day, we went to the place where they have the song festivals to pray.

The first day in the afternoon, we went around the old city, which was founded by the Hanseatens. It is still the heart of the city and it’s important to pray for the heart as the life flows out from it. We did that by walking around the city wall and stopping at some gates for prayer. We finished praying at the Freedom gate. Only Jesus can set the nation free.

The church is weak in the city and the nation. We only had 3-4 people from the city to pray with us. Also the communication between the Christians didn’t seem to function well. But we had good time of prayer still. Outside the parliament the last day, we had a very good time of prayer. Estonia will have the presidency of the EU council from July 1st to Dec 31st, 2017. Our prayer was for a protection to not be swallowed up by the EU despising this small nation, but that they will seize the occasion to stand up and shown their beautiful heart.

We had a connection to go inside the parliament, but there was no open prayer there since the deputy, despite being a Christian, didn’t really see any need of prayer. But he opened the doors for us to go up in the Herman Tower, the symbol of power, where the Estonian flag is raised every day.

Mar 242017
 

Report San Marino Feb 21, 2017

We had found a good lodging in some bungalows on a farm doing agri-tourism, only 7-8 km from San Marino. So we were ready first thing in the morning to go to this small nation. It is in the mountains of Apennine. Marinus started a monastic community there in 301 AD, which was the beginning of this beautiful country. They claim it to be the oldest constitutional republic. It has only 33 000 inhabitants. It’s very special and worth visiting.

We started our prayers at the place where St. Marinus started the monastic community. We prayed into that good foundation, which might be one of the reasons why it has been protected from invasions all these years, from the Roman Empire, Italy, Napoleon, Mussolini and others. We prayed for San Marino to come back to prayer as a foundational thing for their blessing and trust instead of the money as a tax-haven. We called forth a modern day house of prayer. We also felt God wanted to release the prophetic over and from this nation, which humanly speaking is nonsense, but in God, this is their destiny. We really felt we tapped into something of God.

This was the first of the 3 towers. We continued to pray at the 2 other towers similar thing of God taking back the places for His glory. We continued to cry out for “heaven to come down” with loud shouts.

Just before noon, we met with a British missionary couple and 2 Brazilians who came to join us in the prayer effort. We went to pray with them at the south tip of the city for the nation in general and the harvest.

After lunch we went to pray at the parliament. We received that it was time. The time of God has come for San Marino. He will do new things in this special country. Maybe it’s linked to the finances and the tax-haven, now when EU demands that the bank accounts should be for their disposal; also for the freemasons in the place. It’s only since 2004 that the freemasons joined in with the British and international freemasons. We prayed for a dissolving of this and for God to bring things into the light. We declared that the King of Glory would go in there as it is written in Psalm 24.

Mar 242017
 

Report of Rome Feb 22-24:

Before the trip, as we prayed, we felt we should pray about the river Tiber, to see cleaning of it of course physically, but which was obviously a source of spiritual pollution. As we looked on the map, we realised that the source of Tiber wasn’t far from San Marino. So, we had decided to go to the source to pray. When we got there, we found a Roman statue and there had definitely been some spiritual consecration. It was a very special place with the 2 sources coming out 10 meters apart.

We started to declare that this was God’s creation: the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Because of that we declared all other initiations invalid and prayed for the undoing of it.

We then read 2 Kings 2:19-22 before 4 people in the team poured out salt in the 2 sources. Then we declared that healing, restoration and salvation will go forth wherever the river flows and for a new portal from heaven to be opened with the river of God flowing from this place. It was a short and powerful prayer. We had a sense that we accomplished something important with God.

In the evening we had a meeting in the House of Prayer in Rome. We had like an open heaven and the presence of God was so strong. Another woman from Ecuador was added to the team, so now we had 11 people from 9 different nations.

Feb 23 we had 3 different pastors share with us about Rome and the Vatican and the spiritual mapping of the capitals. It was very helpful and we realised that there is so much to pray into in Rome and the Vatican

Feb 24, we went to the river Tiber by the 3 bridges between the Vatican and Rome. We want to continue to pray for the purifying of the river and its spiritual influence. Is 27:1 talks about Leviathan, the serpent in the in the sea and Ezekiel 29:3 talks about the monster in the rivers. So these are water spirits that influence the river, but also the surrounding area. So our mandate was to pray concerning this water spirit. We split up in 3 teams – one on each side of the river and one walking over the 3 bridges. Everybody had salt that we sprinkled in the river at different places. We prayed as we were led at different times. Someone had a vision of the serpent in the river being cut in pieces and die. So, we believe this will happen. Someone received a vision that there will be so much water and there will be floods as a sign.

In the afternoon, we went to 4 places of the government; the Senate, the house of the deputies, the Prime Minister’s office and the presidential palace.

The prayer at the Senate was the most profound and longest. It was also the place that was the heaviest. We prayed that the senators could get out of their apathy, slumber and heaviness. A vision was given of a snake around the building. A two-pronged fork from heaven came to squeeze and hold the head of the snake to the ground. In its anger, the snake broke all the snake eggs with its tail as it tried to move fiercely around. It also ate the broken snake eggs which were poisonous. This made the snake nauseous and it vomited it. This killed all the offspring of the snake and its stronghold will die off. 4 senators manifested in the vision and tried to dominate the Senate as they had done before, but the other senators would not let themselves be intimidated any more. This will bring a change in the Senate.

At the Prime Minister’s office, we prayed that the PM would stand straight in his authority, not bending over by people’s opinion or pressure, being able to make the right decision even if it’s unpopular. Otherwise a new PM might come before the appointed time of election.

At the presidential palace, we prayed for the preident and his family. We prayed that he will be used to restore authority in Italy, to make the right decision whether to hold elections in 2017 instead of 2018 as it is planned.

We gave all the prayer back to God and thanked Him for a good and long day.

Mar 242017
 

Report Vatican Feb 25, 2017

We started in the morning at 10 am with joining the pastors’ monthly prayer meeting. Some of them had heard the good feed-back of ministry we had 2 days before, so they came expectant and open to receive. The worship was again powerful lead by David, the brother of Emanuele Di Martino who leads the House of Prayer. We were again able to minister and prophecy over people individually and collectively. It was very encouraging to see God touch hearts.

In the afternoon, we went to the Vatican. We were about 15 people grouping close to the obelisk in front of the St. Peter’s basilica. How blatant can it be; having an obelisk which is a symbol of idolatry right in front of the headquarters of the biggest church in the world? It is astonishing how we are blinded. So, this is definitely spiritual blindness and needs prayer for the eyes of the hearts to open up.

One lady in the team had had a vision 2-3 years before, seeing herself playing the guitar and worshiping the Lord with a team in front of the basilica. That vision came to pass that day. The worship and the prayer were good and inspired. It drew the attention of some people, but nothing more than that. You are allowed to worship in a place like that, even if it’s very touristic and religious, right?

A vision was given about the Vatican being lifted up from the ground and a deep evil root was being pulled out of the ground. How this will happen is difficult to understand and figure out. But God is God, and nothing is impossible for Him. Our worship and prayer lasted maybe for 1 hour and 30 mins. When we felt we had done what God asked us to do, we quietly finished and thanked Him for the time and the honor of serving Him. Then we had a final photo of the team in front of the Vatican.

Jan 302017
 

The 20th session will be like this:

Dates confirmed:

May 20-22, 2017: Prayer in Talinn, Estonia

May 23: Travel to Riga

May 24-26: Prayer in Riga, Latvia

May 27: Travel to Villnius

May 28-30: Prayer in Villnius, Lithuania

Feed-back and finish by noon May 30

Coordinator for the 3 capitals: Henning Schikora: henning.schikora@gmail.com

Coordinator for Riga: Cheryl Harrison: serolah@gmail.com

Coordinator for Talinn: Annelise : annelise@ywamestonia.com

Coordinator for Vilnius: Jeremy Barry : jeremybarryrandall@gmail.com