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The Importance of Every Believer Praying

If you read Mathew 6 verses 5, 6 and 7, you will see Jesus does not give us the option of praying or not praying. He says, “When you pray.” Paul writes in Ephesians 6 verse 18,  “Pray at all times in the Spirit.” This is a command and not a suggestion! Another place he commands prayer is in 1 Timothy chapter 2. Prayer is not an option. James chapter 5 verse 16 tells us that, “The heartfelt continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available.” If heartfelt gutsy prayer releases God’s power to work, we are foolish not to cooperate with and flow in this power of God.

When Jesus was on the earth, He did only what He saw the Father doing (John5v19), and spoke only what He was told to say (John 12v49 and 50).  If He was so in tune with the Father why did He need to pray? See Hebrews 5 v7. How about Paul, who says in Gal 2v20, “It is not I but Christ in me Who lives!”

Why did he need to pray? What about ourselves? Why do we need to pray?

Jesus prayed and still prays (Heb 7v25), Paul prayed and we ought to pray because our God has chosen to work through the agency of prayer. Read John 15 verse 16 and get really blessed.

Report back from prayer mission to Israel Nov 2016 (click on Heading)


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Urgent Prayer Focus: PM Netanyahu and his plea to stand with Israel

1 Timothy 2: 1-4: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Last week was the annual summit of the United Nations General Assembly, which was attended by Presidents and Prime Ministers of almost every nation.  In PM  Netanyahu’s speech to the General Assembly, (October 1st) he spoke powerfully, with great honesty and passion about the possible consequences of the nuclear deal with Iran, about Iran’s aggressive actions in the last six months, about Israel’s continued goal to defend her people, and at the same time her desire to build for peace with surrounding nations. In addition, he outlined some of the good values of Israel, such as protecting holy and sacred sites of all religions and offering medical treatment to war victims from Syria. All this in stark contrast to the destructive actions of Iran and ISIS.

In his conclusion, he  made a passionate appeal to the United Nations, and all who will listen to stand with Israel as the country that is standing in the breach, ‘– proudly and courageously, defending freedom and progress.’

I was very moved by his speech as were many Israelis. I quote commentator David Silver of Out Of Zion Ministries ‘ We are very proud of our Prime Minister. He truly is what his name means – Netanyahu = given by God.’ 

I have been moved to deeper intercession for Bibi, as he stands for freedom and God’s way and I would like to encourage you to take about an hour of your time to read his speech or listen to the Youtube recording and spend some time in prayer for this leader and for Israel. The scripture above shows us that this is God’s will, so that we will lead a life of peace in which the Gospel can be preached and the Kingdom extended.

Some key points from his speech:

  • …. after three days of listening to world leaders praise the nuclear deal with Iran, I begin my speech today by saying: Ladies and Gentlemen, check your enthusiasm at the door. You see, this deal doesn’t make peace more likely. By fueling Iran’s aggressions with billions of dollars in sanctions relief, it makes war more likely
  • Unleashed and unmuzzled, Iran will go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey. In the wake of the nuclear deal, Iran spending billions of dollars on weapons and satellites.
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said five days after the nuclear deal was reached: “Our policies towards the arrogant government of the United States will not change.”
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, I have long said that the greatest danger facing our world is the coupling of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. And I’m gravely concerned that the nuclear deal with Iran will prove to be the marriage certificate of that unholy union.
  • Israel will not allow Iran to break in, to sneak in or to walk in to the nuclear weapons club. I know that preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons remains the official policy of the international community. But no one should question Israel’s determination to defend itself against those who seek our destruction.
  • So here’s my message to the rulers of Iran: Your plan to destroy Israel will fail. Israel will not permit any force on earth to threaten its future.
  • And here’s my message to all the countries represented here: Whatever resolutions you may adopt in this building, whatever decisions you may take in your capitals, Israel will do whatever it must do to defend our state and to defend our people.
  • Israel remains committed to achieving peace with the Palestinians as well. Israelis know the price of war
  • Yet Israel, Israel will always respect the sacred shrines of all. In a region plagued by violence and by unimaginable intolerance, in which Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient treasures of civilization, Israel stands out as a towering beacon of enlightenment and tolerance. Far from endangering the holy sites, it is Israel that ensures their safety. Because unlike the powers who have ruled Jerusalem in the past, Israel respects the holy sites and freedom of worship of all – Jews, Muslims, Christians, everyone.
  • Israel is civilization’s front line in the battle against barbarism. So here’s a novel idea for the United Nations: Instead of continuing the shameful routine of bashing Israel, stand with Israel.   Stand with Israel as we check the fanaticism at our door. Stand with Israel as we prevent that fanaticism from reaching your door. Ladies and Gentlemen, Stand with Israel because Israel is not just defending itself. More than ever, Israel is defending you.

You can read the full transcript of his speech here:

Or watch the speech on You Tube:


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Feedback from the Shiloh Ministries Intercession Conference

We have just had the Shiloh Ministries Intercessors conference in Southampton UK on the 5th and 6th of June. What an amazing time it was. What an atmosphere of God’s presence. What a unity and commitment to pray and worship there was amongst the folk there.

On Friday I was teaching on the release of power when the church prays.

James 5:16 tells us the earnest heartfelt prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available.

Then we looked at Paul and Silas praying in jail in Acts 16 and what happened there. An earthquake shook that place to pieces. Looking in Rev 5:8 we see the prayers of the saints contained in golden bowls before the throne of God. In Rev 8:1-5 we see these bowls containing incense and the prayers of the saints, dipped into the fire on the altar and flung to the earth. What follows is amazing. Lightning flashes, thunder, loud rumblings and an earthquake.

Psa 29:7. “The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning.”

Praying with God in the Holy Spirit is amazing. Something was shifted in the UK last weekend.

I have cut the following from an email sent to me by Peter Allen today, Friday 12th of June.

“It’s God’s raw, holy, awesome beautiful presence we crave, we are love sick for the Bridegroom Amen and we are getting the Bride ready for Him Hallelujah.

I don’t know if you heard the news/ weather forecast but on Friday 5th June there was 8,000 lightning strikes in the UK right through to early hours sat Morning . The PAGA of Yahweh, His Intercession

Job 36:32 He covers His hand with the lightning and commands it to strike (to Paga) Hit the Mark

I don’t know what else was going on in the UK on Friday 5th , But I do know that our deep intimate Worship to God and our Prayers and intercession, were shifting the atmosphere from the moment we gathered

And God was answering with His Paga! Awesome God.”

End of quote.

This power can be released everywhere the saints get together and pray in unity! Come on beloved, every one of you who are in Christ, release the rivers of prayer from your innermost beings. Pray in the Spirit.

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A Call to the Body of Christ to Pray in the Spirit.

A Call to the Body of Christ to Pray in the Spirit.

I was praying on Wednesday morning the 3rd of June 2015 with a concern for the body of Christ in my heart. We see many churches shrivelling up, corruption in governments, lack of penetration of the gospel, apathy in the saints, persecution increasing and good being called evil and evil being called good. Christians are being prejudiced against and many are even being killed. I sensed the call of God for the body of Christ to release Kingdom atmosphere to stop this.

It is time for the saints to rise up to release the atmosphere of Heaven!

The Amazon river is the biggest river in the world in terms of volume of water that flows out of it in the rainy season. Thousands of rivers flow into it to form this body of water. In flood it pushes fresh water hundreds of miles out to sea. Anything resisting its flow gets pushed aside. This shows what happens when rivers flow together.

In John 7:38-39 Jesus says Rivers of living water will flow from the innermost beings of those who believe. He was speaking of the Spirit. Praying in the Spirit releases rivers of prayer. Imagine if 10,000 saints in each nation they live in, let these rivers flow together from them into a Holy Spirit flood. This is very easy to do. Each one just has to just decide to do it. This Holy Spirit flood would begin to push darkness out of every nation where the saints do this.

I have been in prayer meetings all over the world and seen few very fervent effective prayer meetings where all the saints in the gatherings, are praying simultaneously, with all their strength in the Spirit, at a level that is required to change the atmosphere in their nation by causing a Holy Spirit flood.

In 1 Timothy 2:1 Paul urges petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be offered for all men. Why is this? Because it changes the atmosphere when these prayers are offered. Good atmosphere causes men to be saved (verse 4). Good atmosphere leads to heavenly seed flourishing and producing. The rivers of Spirit inspired prayer push aside bad atmosphere and replace it with the atmosphere of the Kingdom of God.

I believe God spoke to me and said, “Vision 10,000!”

Vision 10,000 is to get 10,000 people in each country to pray in the Spirit fervently and effectively.

I can help with tools to equip people to pray in the Spirit and in my book show you how to successfully run corporate prayer meetings, but I cannot do it for you. Each one of you has to decide to do this for yourself.

If you think the Kingdom of God has any value to your nation, towns and cities, then get involved in prayer and increase the influence of the Spirit where you live by releasing Kingdom atmosphere from your innermost being. Your life will be changed if you do this.

Pray in the Spirit!

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How to get your Breakthrough

Breakthrough has a sound. Victory has a sound. It was a sound that brought down the walls of Jericho. We need the sound of breakthrough in our lives. I have heard many Christians talking about their need for a breakthrough in their lives. This has prompted me to search this out. The Lord spoke to me and said, “Breakthrough has a sound!” We need to agree with this sound.

The Amplified Bible says in Matt 18v19, “Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree, (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever (anything and everything) they may ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. “

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines “agree together” in Matt 18v19 as:  to sound together, be in accord together as musical instruments, to harmonize.

So we need to harmonize with the sound of breakthrough in the heavenlies. We will then see it manifest on the earth in our lives. What does this mean in plain words? You can either stir yourself in the Spirit and get to a place where you make the sound of breakthrough by yourself, or get to a corporate meeting where this happens, or get a recording of the “Breakthrough” sound, put it on nice and loud in your house and harmonize with it. In other words join in with the sound the recording releases. (Break the sound barrier with your own voice). The sound of “Breakthrough”carries the power for the “Breakthrough”. The Words Jesus spoke were sound. The words of God spoken out your mouth are sound! Play the sound of Breakthrough over and over in your house. Agree with it. Declare your need met as you agree with the sound!

Go to  for a free download. Hover your mouse over “Media”, go down the list in the drop down to the Battle in Wales, right click and download. Let the sound of Breakthrough fill your house. Harmonise with it and agree with it.

Please write your testimony in the comments box as things in your lives are shifted and reordered.

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The Battle for Wales Nov 2013

A week ago we were in Northern Wales praying in the Holy Spirit for the nation. Here is a brief recording of one of the pivotal moments in the battle. You will sense the victory that was enforced. Last night (Thursday) I had a phone call from Pastor Nico Simon from Wales. They had just had another prayer meeting and the presence of God was so strong the people did not want to go home.

Things to look out for as you listen to the track:

1. Notice the pressure we release into the heavenlies. It is sustained and continued until the victory is enforced.
2. We pray from our bellies. The rivers flow from our innermost beings. These are not head originated prayers.
3. Notice the rise and falls of the prayer waves and the tempo changes. Elijah rose and fell in his prayer tempo in 1 Kings 18v42 onwards.
4. We do not change our focus or direction until we have finished the flow of what the Holy Spirit is doing.
5. We interpret what is happening and keep our minds attentive to the language, the intensity and the pressure of what the Holy Spirit is doing.
6. We only stop praying when we have the peace of God.
7. Notice the roar of the Lion. Is 42v13

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MobiliseNow News Letter Nov 2013.

It’s mid November already, where did the year go? We have had a busy year this year. I have felt the need to focus on Praying with God this year as we move into the new season God has started in His church. Dr Bill Hamon, founder of Christian International has called this move “the day of the saints”. The saints doing the work of the ministry. I am looking at getting the rivers released from out of the saints to add momentum to this move. Rivers of God, from the Holy Spirit, unleashed through Praying With God.

The ministry I have really enjoyed doing this year, has been the “Praying With God” courses I have done in three local churches, with amazing results. The feedback has ranged from “lifechanging”, to, “the atmosphere has changed completely in our meetings”. I had one of the pastors tell me that he has a young man in his church that has to leave early on Sundays to play football. Shortly after we had been in his church, this young man didn’t want to leave the service early because God was moving. I love hearing stories like that.

I will be ministering in Cheltenham in the UK this coming Tuesday 19th of November and then I will be a part of a crusade in North Wales starting on Friday the 22nd through to Sunday. Hopefully details will be sent to me for me to post them on our events page.

Have a look at the new website. You will see I have written an ebook as well. I have tried to capture what I have learnt about Praying With God over the years, in a concise way. I have being meaning to write a book for about 8 years, so now it’s done.
This book is very relevant to the times we are living in today!

We have started an online shop to help finance MobiliseNow. I am travelling more and more, often to groups who are unable to fund my visits. I want to keep visiting these kind of groups. So please support the shop!

Thank you all for your support over the last years.


John Alcock.