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.

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

 

 

Mar 042016
 

These can be the dates for the 19th session: February 21-25, 2017

Dates to be confirmed and details added.

Feb 21: prayer in San Marino

Feb 22: Travel to Rome

Feb 23: start at 3 pm with spiritual history and mapping of Rome and the Vatican, then worship and prayer in the evening.

Feb 24-25: Prayer in Rome and Vatican

Coordinator for Rome and Vatican is Emanuele Di Martino : emanuele@cristosperanzaitalia.it

Information for San Marino: Henning Schikora: henning.schikora@gmail.com


Mar 052016
 

Valletta, Malta

(Feb 29-Mar 3, 2016)

Day One

We arrived in Malta and went to the home of our host. There we were given a briefing on the history of the island, which had suffered many invasions, and miraculously fought some off. Malta was also the most bombed place in World War Two. Our host also shared that, based on the research of Bob Cornuke, the likely real place of Paul’s shipwreck landing was not at St. Paul’s Bay, but just five minutes’ walk from the apartment where we are staying. So we took a walk down there, and began Malta OCE where Paul had come ashore. Jeremiah 10

Day Two

We had a morning meeting at the Happy Hive Café (a Christian owned and run coffeehouse). We started with a time of worship. In fact, it is believed that worship will be a key to praying in Malta. As we prayed, the issue of identity surfaced very quickly. Of the four Maltese people in attendance, two had exhibited a problem to simply identify themselves as being from Malta or Maltese, instead they had each launched into a description of their foreign roots. So we prayed and honored their identity as Maltese.

The grand-master Jean de Valette

The grand-master Jean de Valette

We had a prophetic word to pray at the low places, so our prayer walking strategy targeted the low places of the high city of Valletta. We started walking at the City Gate that has been rebuilt in a modern, open style, and walked a large circle route around the city center. We walked past the Prime Minister’s Palace and noticed that in the garden there was a fountain springing up like an artesian well.

We prayed at the War Rooms, which had been tunnels of refuge from the bombardment of cannon fire from invading ships, and more recently bombings of World War Two. Malta, as noted above, was the most bombed place in all the war.

Then we walked along the Grand Harbour to the Lower Barrakka Gardens where we prayed and had a time of worship. One Maltese man told of a vision he had:

He saw an underwater bomb. He explained that this was once how they made bodies surface from the water so that they could receive a proper burial. Then he continued that from that deep underwater bomb he saw ripples coming out of a central point and going out, getting bigger and bigger.

The Maltese saying: “Go find a Turk1” was redeemed in song thusly:

Go find a Turk

And tell him about the Lord.

Go find a Turk

And love him in the Lord.

Praying at the Siege Bell

Praying at the Siege Bell

We sang and laughed and prayed into the Maltese identity of hospitality (as in Acts 28) and healing. We noticed another fountain in the middle of the garden, with water springing up.

Next we looked across to the Siege Bell, which had been used to warn of invasion forces. As we finished our prayers there, a softer bell sounded as if a joyous bell in the place of that alarm bell.

After praying there, we proceeded on to the Knights Hospitaller Convalescent Center. There we prayed for an end to the secrets, secrecy, and secret societies; to bring all the secrets into the light. Even though these Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St. Johns) are very different from the Knights Templar, nevertheless, secrets are not good for a place that has suffered in secrecy and from secrecy.

Then we walked to the Grand Master’s Palace / Presidential Palace, so named because it had been the palace of the Grand Master of the Knights and then was the Presidential Palace. In the piazza in front of the Palace there was another fountain with many places where water was springing up. We stood outside the Palace and watched the changing of the guards (which is significant—a change of the old guard!). Then we entered the courtyard and there in the garden we prayed. One teammate made a prophetic declaration for Malta:

I bless you with leaders who transmit life, in which they show favor to you and through that they open doors to you. I bless you with leaders who are steadfast and ask discipline and eagerness of you. I bless you with leaders who are a good example to you in relationship to other people. I bless you with leaders who make a way for you in difficult situations. I bless you in the name of the One who goes before you.

Finally, we walked to the Parliament building, which is by our starting point at the City Gates. There we prayed, and one person noticed that the door marked “No Entry, MP’s only!” was opened. One of the Maltese men in our group entered in the door. There was another prophetic act in which a small Bible was placed on top of the Parliament sign, declaring that all the laws and acts coming from Parliament will be done under the Word of God and under God’s authority. One teammate noted later that the Bible was gone from the place, so we prayed that the Word would be planted deep into someone’s heart.

Day Three

We started the day again at the Happy Hive Café, and a local Maltese pastor and his wife, among other locals, joined us. After a time of worship and prayer, the pastor encouraged us to look for the hidden things, not just those things that appear on the surface. Because there are many secret things that lie hidden under the surface. He also prayed for the Maltese people to receive an apostolic anointing. Then as a group we prayed for one of our Maltese hosts, commissioning her before she leaves the next day for a mission trip to Rwanda and possibly also for Uganda—on a one-way ticket.

After lunch we went to the Hypogium to go deep in prayer—under the earth, that is. We had prepared in advance by praying and writing Bible verses onto small slips of paper. Inside was carefully controlled, with a guide always with us. Nevertheless, we were able to get the papers into places, and to sprinkle salt to purify in every part of the Hypogium. One teammate asked the Lord how to pray inside with the guard watching and so forth. The Lord answered, “It’s enough that you’re here.” After the tour we gathered and prayed on the sidewalk just outside the door, then one teammate made a prophetic act of spitting on the doorstep of the Hypogium, as a sign of rejecting the death spirit and goddess spirit of that place.

Some of our group attended a local prayer meeting at the house of one of a Maltese couple. The worship and prayers flowed in the Spirit. This group has been meeting for several years. No doubt it is because of their prayers that Malta has been an easy place in which to pray.

One of the German members of our group knelt on the floor at the prayer group meeting. Without planning it, she was at the feet of three Maltese. One person asked her to tell them about her ministry of reconciliation. She explained that as a German, she feels led to pray and ask forgiveness for what her country did to their country. What the Germans did to Malta was to incite Italy to attack Malta. So she prayed and repented on behalf of the German people for what her country did to Malta. This was an important step before we leave Malta.

Day Four

In the morning we joined a Charismatic Catholic prayer group for a time of prayer and worship. We shared the vision of OCE and they prayed for us.

After lunch we went to the far side of the Grand Harbour from Valletta and prayed in several places:

By the water we prayed about all the people that had lost their lives in the harbor and read:

Psalm 29 – Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings; honor the Lord for His glory and strength. Honor the Lord for the glory of His Name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The Lord thunders over the mighty sea. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars; the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf; He makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord strikes with bolts of lightning. The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In His Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!” The Lord rules over the floodwaters. The Lord reigns as king forever. The Lord gives His people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.

Isaiah 27:1 – In that day the Lord will take His terrible, swift sword and punish Leviathan, the swiftly moving serpent, the coiling, writhing serpent. He will kill the dragon of the sea.

Ezekiel 29:2-4 – Son of man, turn and face Egypt and prophesy against Pharaoh the king and all the people of Egypt. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: “I am your enemy, O Pharaoh, king of Egypt—you great monster, lurking in the streams of the Nile. For you have said, ‘The Nile River is mine; I made it for myself.’ I will put hooks in your jaws and drag you out on the land with fish sticking to your scales.”

Ezekiel 32:2 – Son of man, mourn for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and give him this message: “You think of yourself as a strong young lion among the nations, but you are really just a sea monster, heaving around in your own rivers, stirring up mud with your feet.

Fortress of Knights of Malta

Fortress of Knights of Malta

At Land’s End at Fort St. Angelo we searched for the place where it is said that the Jews had been chained. We didn’t find any obvious place, but we did pray, repenting for the innocent Jewish lives sacrificed there.

In the enclosed garden area at the corner of Fort St. Angelo one of our Maltese hosts prayed in Malti, releasing a lot of things. As she prayed one of us commented that she could hear whispering all around us that stopped as the prayers finished. At the end of her prayers a bell rang in the distance, and simultaneously there was the boom as of a cannon. We all rejoiced loudly.

Inside the Fort we were waved off by the guards, saying that the Fort is closed. But a couple of us pleaded to be let in just for a moment to take a picture while a couple of others distracted the guards. The rest of us prayed outside the door.

At the Inquisitor’s Palace, again we found it closed, so we prayed inside the waiting room between the Museum and the Tourist Office.

We ended the day, praying at the Provence Gate that had been the stronghold of the French Knights.

After all this we went to the Happy Hive for a light supper there.

1Said when one is angry, as if to say: “take your anger out on a Turk, not on me.”

Mar 182015
 

Report Vaduz in Liechtenstein, Aug 2-3 :

Vaduz parliament building

Vaduz parliament building

Liechtenstein is a tiny country, only 20 km long and 10 km wide with 37 000 inhabitants. In Vaduz, the capital, all the strategic places were very close to one another. Liechtenstein is known to be a tax haven. We kind of expected to pray for hidden things to come to the light and for repentance of injustices. But no, – we prayed that Liechtenstein would use their riches for the Kingdom and set God first. Liechtenstein is ruled by the prince and his family who seem to be very God-fearing. We blessed them while praying outside their castle.

One remarkable thing was also that this year they put some of the national treasures for public display. This was to us a sign of openness and transparency in the finances and the riches.

Some of the prevalent street art in Vaduz

Some of the prevalent street art in Vaduz

Then we prayed at the parliament. We prayed that the identity of Liechtenstein should come forth, that their beauty and new name should be known as written in Is 62. Especially since Liechtenstein had been under, and kind of covered by Austria and Switzerland. We prayed for a greater degree of recognition and honor from those neighboring nations as Liechtenstein came forth in their destiny. We prayed a lot for the arts and creativity to be a reflection of that new destiny.

We then prayed at the Swiss border to Liechtenstein which was quite easy. We then prayed at the Austrian border to Liechtenstein where there seemed to be more a need for letting go of any negative attitude.

We finished by praying for the church both national and from the other nations to be instrumental in this. It was a great joy to pray for Liechtenstein.

Mar 182011
 

Austrian Parliament

April 30 – May 2, 2013: Arriving in Vienna in the afternoon, we started with the spiritual history of the city to help us understand it. Rich history ! And we discovered that in 1913 Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Stalin and Freud all lived in the city at the same time. What was it in city that inspired them for so much evil ? How is it possible ?

Next morning we heard about the rich Jewish history as well. That became the focus of one prayer team in the afternoon. We realized that many had prayed for the same things before and we could feel God is about to answer those prayers. The other team prayed for the church in different places with a powerful time in the St.Stephan’s cathedral. They found a place in a side chapel were they didn’t see time before 45 mins were gone by. Refreshing !

After that we joined a 8 hours worship day over the city, for one hour, and the day was over. Time flies with prayer in the cities.

The last day, we prayed at the Helten platz (the Hero’s place) where Hitler had spoken to 100 000 people when he took over Austria. We prayed for a new voice to speak over the city and the nation. Then we linked those prayers with the government as we went there afterwards declaring Ps 24 and Ps 29 in particular . May the King of Glory enter in !

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Mar 282012
 

The 9th session will be like this:

Dates confirmed!

22-24 April, 2013: Teaching in Bratislava. (from 6 pm on April 22)

Teaching:

By Timotea Vráblová:
1) Preparing spiritual highways
2) How to read God’s signs in the city (or in any other places) and how to respond to them reflecting Christ’s priesthood and kingship.
3) Creative prayer as an extended way of prophetic intercession.

By Henning Schikora: Strategic prophetic intercession

25 April: Travel to Budapest

26-27 April: Prayer in Budapest

27 April: Travel to Bratislava

28-29 April: Prayer in Bratislava

30 April: Travel to Vienna

1-2 May: Prayer in Vienna

Coordinator: Timotea Vrablova: timotea.vrablova@gmail.com