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Jesus is not coming back to a prayerless Church, but to one that is operating in close partnership with Him in intercession for the end-time harvest (Rev. 22:17). The Holy Spirit is on the move, raising up a worldwide prayer and worship movement throughout the whole Body of Christ. The outcome will include the gospel being preached to all nations in the power of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 24:14; Rev. 7:9, 14).

The end-time prayer and worship movement is rapidly growing in the nations as the Holy Spirit works to establish a prayer culture in the Body of Christ before Jesus returns. Throughout the world He is raising up people with what I refer to as the “Anna calling” (Lk. 2:37). The end-time Annas are radical believers who function as what I call “intercessory missionaries,” engaging in the work of intercession with worship as their full-time occupation.

The prophet Isaiah and King David, in the Psalms, gave us the most information about the end-time prayer and worship movement in terms of its earthly dimension, and the apostle John described it from a heavenly perspective in the book of Revelation. I will identify just seven of them, though there are many more.

The end-time prayer and worship movement will be God-centered, relational, continual, musical, global, missional, and intergenerational. I believe that the end-time prayer movement will express worship “on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt. 6:10) in a greater way than the worship-intercession model David established with the Levites in his generation did.



The premier distinction of the end-time prayer and worship movement will be the understanding of the supremacy of Jesus, particularly His majestic beauty as Bridegroom, King, and Judge. End-time worship songs will emphasize the majesty of the Lord. Prophesying about the end-time prayer and worship movement, Isaiah said:

“They shall sing; for the majesty of the Lord they shall cry aloud . . . From the ends of the earth we have heard songs: ‘Glory to the righteous!'” (Isa. 24:14–16).


The truth of Jesus’ worth and greatness must be declared in song and in prophetic proclamation, because it is the ultimate truth on which the whole created universe exists. The end-time prayer movement on earth will join the worship symphony in heaven, crying out, “Worthy is the Lamb!” (Rev. 5:12)


The end-time prayer and worship movement will have a relational focus, which will be reflected in our singing of the wonders of God’s love for us and our response of love for Him. God is love, and He wants relationship with us—not because He is needy, but because He wants to share His love and to rule the earth in a deep partnership with His people. Love finds pleasure in relating to others and working closely with others.

Before the Lord returns, the Church will see themselves as a Bride crying out to her Bridegroom King to come to her (Rev. 22:17, 20). Even now the Holy Spirit is emphasizing the Church’s identity as His cherished Bride.

“You shall be called Hephzibah . . . the Lord delights in you . . . For . . . as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen [intercessors] on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night . . . till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth,” (Isaiah 62:4–7).

He prophesied that in the end times God’s people would be called “Hephzibah,” which in Hebrew carries the meaning of the Lord’s delighting in His people.


As the worship order around God’s throne in heaven is continual, so worship on earth will be continual in many nations before Jesus returns. Isaiah prophesied of a time just before the Lord returns when He would set intercessors in place who would never be silent, day or night. Isaiah referred to them as watchmen “who remind the Lord.”

“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen [intercessors]; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; and give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth,” (Isaiah 62:6–7, NASB).


Isaiah described prayer ministries that would continue 24/7 until the time when Jerusalem becomes a praise in the earth—that is, when Jesus returns to reign from Jerusalem.


Only one generation will see the fulfillment of God’s promise to appoint watchmen–intercessors to pray “all day and all night” on Jerusalem’s walls. Do you understand the significance of this promise?


Another aspect of the end-time prayer movement is that it will involve music. Isaiah emphasized the place of singing and music in the end-time prayer movement. Music is one expression of the kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven.”

Music is an essential part of our human makeup. The human spirit is musical because we were created in the image of God, who is musical. The Bible tells us that the Lord sings over His people:

The Lord your God . . . will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17


Though it is characterized by music, the end-time worship movement is not a Christian music festival. It is an environment in which music flows from those who grow deep in the knowledge of God. Young adults especially are responding with great zeal. Around the globe they are catching a glimpse of the beauty and worth of Jesus and of how He is worshiped in heaven.


5. THE END-TIME PRAYER MOVEMENT WILL BE GLOBAL (Isa. 24:14–16; 42:10–12; Mal. 1:11)

The Scripture is clear that the end-time worship and prayer movement will extend all across the earth, even to the most remote and difficult-to-reach places. It contains numerous prophecies of a global worship movement that will involve singing to the Lord from the ends of the earth:

Sing to the Lord a new song . . . all the earth.  Psalm 96:1 

Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 42:10


Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you coastlands . . . Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains . . . The Lord shall go forth [Jesus’ second coming] like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.Is 42:10–13

In his prophecy Isaiah is saying that the redeemed will worship from one end of the earth to the other until Jesus returns. Simply put, the end-time worship and prayer movement will be in every place—even the hardest and darkest places—offering up worship to Jesus (Mal. 1:11). Isaiah highlighted that God’s people will sing to the Lord in the islands, which are often remote and hard to get to (Isa. 42:10). He spoke of worship going forth in the wilderness, or desert places, even in Islamic villages such as Kedar in Saudi Arabia and Sela in Jordan (v. 11). The prophecy reveals the zeal with which the Holy Spirit is raising up a worldwide worship movement. Jesus is not coming in a vacuum but in answer to a global worship movement.


The end-time worship and prayer movement will be instrumental in ushering in the greatest harvest of souls in history and the fullness of God’s justice on the earth (Mt. 24:14; Lk. 18:7–8; Rev. 7:9, 14). Jesus said that we must ask the Lord to release laborers into the harvest (Lk. 10:2).

We can identify a pattern by studying the account of the early church, in which communities such as the one in Jerusalem mentioned in Acts 2 and the one in Antioch mentioned in Acts 13 gathered together in worship and prayer. The result was that missionaries were sent out, evangelism movements were unleashed, and a significant harvest of souls was reaped. Jesus connected night-and-day prayer to the release of justice on the earth (Lk. 18:7–8), in the context of the end times (Lk.17:24–37), with specific reference to His second coming (Lk.  18:8).



The end-time prayer movement will be intergenerational, joining physical and spiritual fathers and mothers with their children. Malachi prophesied that the Holy Spirit would turn the hearts of the fathers to the youth in the generation in which the Lord returns:

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Malachi 4:5–6


The Holy Spirit desires for spiritual fathers and mothers to focus on God’s purpose for young people, causing the young people to respond with honor and love so that there is great unity and power in God’s house.


As we can see, the Holy Spirit is calling the Church to rise up in unity and participate in an end-time global prayer movement, offering fervent, continual intercession and worship that flow from prophetic music and intimacy with God. From our position of strength as intercessors we will work together to fulfill the Great Commission and bring in the greatest harvest of souls in history. Jesus will respond to the voice of His Bride calling out as one with the Spirit for Him to come in power to vanquish His enemies and fill the earth with the knowledge of the Lord.

The great conflict at the end of the age will be between two houses of prayer—two global worship movements. The Holy Spirit is raising up the most powerful prayer and worship movement in history. To combat this worship movement of the Spirit, the Antichrist will establish a state-financed, worldwide, false worship movement (Rev. 13:4, 8, 12, 15). But Jesus has a plan in His heart, and His plan will not fail. Jesus’ worship movement will be stronger, more creative, and more anointed than anything Satan can produce.

You may not be called to be an Anna, but perhaps God is asking you to attend a prayer meeting once a week at your local church to intercede. Perhaps He wants you to lead worship for a prayer group meeting in someone’s home. Perhaps He desires for you to sing on a worship team made up of members from the Body of Christ in your area or to engage in street evangelism. As Mary, Jesus’ mother, told the servants at the wedding in Cana, “Whatever He [Jesus] says to you, do it” (Jn. 2:5). And don’t delay.


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