Psalm 119:62 - "At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, because of Your righteous judgments."
Midnight usually meant halfway between dark and the breaking of the light or the midle-point of the night before the light could break through.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR IS WHERE OUR VICTORY LIES!
The midnight hour was the time that the children of Israel broke through to their great deliverance. This is the time of pressing through. Midnight is the time for us to praise and press the enemy and arrest His movement.
Prayer Focus For Midnight Hour Praying
Day 1: Read Exodus 11:4, 12:29. "Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, 'About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt.' And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle."
This last confrontation caused a release from captivity and set God's covenant people on a path of deliverance from captivity. Listen carefully during this time to hear your Freedom Decree!
I DECLARE THAT I AM IN MY NEW FREEDOM!
Day 2: Read Judges 16:3. "And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of a hill that is before Hebron."
This is a time of gaining supernatural strength to press through. There are some things that need to tumble down. Ask the Lord for the strength to push.
Day 3: Read Ruth 3 and 4. "And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet."
Ask the Lord for redemptive strategies so that losses can be recovered and your future secured! Find your new place of submission.
Day 4: Read 1 Kings 3, especially verses 16-28. "And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom."
Ask for wisdom. Wisdom is given liberally. The Spirit of God will speak what you need to know to make a decision in your difficult situation. He will divide asunder soul and spirit. Memorize Hebrews 4:12!
Day 5: Read Matthew 25:1-13. "And at midnight there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'"
Are you prepared? Have you trimmed away what would prevent you from going into the new? Are you ready to advance quickly and gain momentum as you go?
Day 6: Read Mark 13, especially verses 32-35. "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning!"
Ask the Lord to fully define the places that He is calling you to watch. To watch is an act of peering into the horizon so you can guard what God has given you as your portion. To watch can cause a restraint to be set in place so the enemy cannot cross that boundary. Declare the Lord to set new boundaries for you. Ask Him to watch or restrain you mouth and speech this time, so you are only speaking faith!
Day 7: Read Luke 11, especially verses 5-8. "And He said unto them, 'Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves.'"
God never sleeps or slumbers and is always there to meet you. He is generous and patient. Persistence brings blessing. Persist and receive revelation of the supply that is there waiting for you.
Day 8: Read Acts 16:16-31. "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them."
Praise Him. Praise Him. Watch the changes begin. Shackles that have been holding you will let go. Others around you will change. A new day of salvation for many will begin.
Day 9: Read Acts 20, especially verse 7. "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."
Take communion. Expect the Lord to do a miracle on your behalf!
Day 10: Read Acts 27, especially verse 27. "But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country."
The Lord is going to pull you through this tumultuous time. Stand firm and watch Him get you to the next place.
I RECEIVE A NEW BREATH OF LIFE!
NEW OPPORTUNITIES ARE FORMING BEFORE ME.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS FILLING MY SURROUNDINGS.
I DECLARE THAT THE BLOOD OF JESUS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BETWEEN ME AND THE DEMONIC FORCES THAT ARE UPSETTING AND REMOVING MY PEACE.
I SET A GUARD OVER MY MOUTH AND HEART.
I HAVE A QUIET CALM SPIRIT.
I PERCEIVE EVERY SITUATION WITH WISDOM.
QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE IS MY STRENGTH.