last night to ring in the New Year—that is, the Jewish New Year.
different houses of prayer and churches from the five New York boroughs and as
far away as Pennsylvania are taking turns leading two-hour prayer and worship
“watches” as part of the event dubbed “Rosh Hashanah at the Eastern Gate.”
Jewish roots of Christianity, along with the Metro New York House of Prayer, the
meeting is focused on seeking God for the upcoming Hebrew year.
James, director of development for Eagles’ Wings. “The nations are roiling now,
and there is a spiritual wave of activity that is rising now in the world. And
we believe that this [event], right now, is very significant in terms of what it
will do for intercession at this critical moment.”
regarded as a time when “God reviews the books of judgment and determines the
fate of each person for the upcoming year.”
told Charisma. “We come together in a foundation of prayer, and we come
together in worship as believers to acknowledge the significance of this time of
year but also to seek God for what’s ahead.”
night to Calvary Temple International Assembly of God in Wayne, N. J.
and revivalists such as Keith Miller, Mosy Madugba and Wesley Campbell will
participate in the prayer watches, and give prophetic messages and teachings
focused on preparing for the Hebrew New Year.
for an outbreak of revival worldwide. “We’re kind of laying a foundation here
before the new year really begins, and this is kind of like God’s people coming
together to call on heaven and prepare the ground for the new season to
Eagles’ Wings operations director, but the location is important as well. He
believes that hosting the prayer event in New York could have worldwide
said. “As a major center of business, finance, government, entertainment,
education and the arts, in many ways it is the ‘eastern gate’ of our
literally every nation on the earth is represented in one of the communities
that make up this region,” Jenks added. “We believe that as we lift up the name
of the Lord over this region and see Him bring transformation that this ripple
effect will touch the nations of the world.”
mandate found in 2 Chronicles 7:14—that if God’s people humble themselves and
pray, He will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.
unity serving one another and ministering to the Lord, and allowing the Lord to
search our hearts and cleanse us—that then as we cry out to the Lord He will
hear from heaven and bring the transforming power of His love and presence to
heal this region and bring salvation to this area and the nations that are
represented in it,” Jenks said. –Felicia Mann