Christmas 2017
In This Issue
A Child is Born
Czech Republic Prayer Mission
Germany Prayer Mission
Norway Prayer Mission
The 10 Point Prayer Express
Gratitude and Appreciation
Website Link

Prayer Request Link

Facebook Link

Bjorn's Blog
Teaching from  Prayer School 1  
Face to Face with God

Prayer for your Children, Grandchildren,  and Family

Developing Sensitivity 
to the Holy Spirit 

Video Blogs 

Call to Prayer: The Vision
Support the Ministry
Click image for Online Giving
Would you prayerfully consider a gift to the global prayer ministry of PWI? 
Give your gift by mail or on our website   
It is very much appreciated. Please continue to keep PWI and its international ministry 
in your prayers. Bless you!
Join Our Mailing List

You Are A Most Special Gift From God!
On behalf of Prayer Watch International (PWI), we would like to wish you a m ost blessed Christmas and an  
Anointed and Prosperous New Year in 2018.
As we look back over 2017, our hearts are full of gratitude to God for all He did in the year which is rapidly coming to a close, especially the development of the PWI Prayer Media Ministry. God has been faithful, merciful, and generous to PWI. We stand in awe of His faithfulness to the Vision of Prayer He gave on Sunday morning April 27, 1986. He continues to affirm and re-confirm His original prayer vision. Praise the Lord!
A Most Special Thanks to all of you, our prayer and ministry partners, around the world. Without your prayers and faithful support, it would be simply impossible to carry on and carry out the Vision of Prayer God has given to the body of Christ through PWI. God bless you abundantly for your perseverance in intercession, invaluable ministry service, and generous financial support.  Your devotion and dedication to prayer and the ministry of PWI continues to make a significant and abiding impact around the world!
Lord, shower Your most generous blessings and unending riches over all of PWI's faithful prayer and mission partners worldwide in Jesus' Almighty and Everlasting Name!
Overwhelmed by God's Love, Grace and Generosity,
Pastor Bjørn and Phyllis Pedersen
Servants of Jesus Christ in  Prayer Watch International

A Child Is Born  

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, 
and the government will be on his shoulders. 
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, 
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace 
Isaiah 9:6 NIV

A Child, the priceless Son of God, has been given to us. The weight of the world rests on 
His shoulders.  Jesus is the gift of God to a fallen and broken world. He brings salvation and eternal life to all who believe in His atoning and redeeming work. It is a gift of grace made possible through faith.
This child has many names: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace to mention only four of His names. In this season of Christmas and in the coming year, will He be your Counselor, Mighty God, Father or Prince of Peace? Most likely, Jesus will be all four for all of us and perhaps more!
In addition to being our Wonderful Counselor, Jesus has also sent us a personal Advisor, an all-knowing Counselor, in the Holy Spirit. "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you..." (John 14:16-17 NIV).
In the world we live today, we all can use the very best advice possible. The Christ Child has shared of Himself and His anointed counseling by giving us the best Counselor there is, the Holy Spirit!
PWI blesses you with Holy Spirit gifts  from the Christ Child in 2018:
1.  Divine wisdom in all decisions so you will be in God's complete and
    perfect will and time during the coming year!
2.  Clear discernment to know what is of God, and to do that. And
    discernment to know what is not of God and to stay away from that.
3.  Enduring empowerment to fully carry out what God has called you
    to do!

PWI blesses you to bring the Christ Child the following gifts  in 2018:
1.  True worship in Spirit and in Truth
2.  Wholehearted obedience to God in prayer, family, mission & ministry
3.  Much glory and  honor and  praise to Jesus, God's special gift to us!

May the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace provide for all of your needs and bless you abundantly in 2018!

Remember, you are greatly loved, deeply cherished and highly appreciated!
PWI Prayer Media Ministry

The development of the PWI Prayer Media Ministry has grown over the past year: an  updated PWI Website  ( , creation of the PWI Facebook page, live streaming from PWI events, and Stories of Faith videos (as can be viewed in the left-hand column).
In addition, a number of PWI Prayer Blogs have already been written. These include  Praying For Children, Grandchildren and Families, Developing Sensitivity To The Holy Spirit, and Revelation Overcomer.  

Pastor Bjorn is currently working on a blog extracted from Prayer School IA - Face to Face with God, which includes highlights from this powerful Prayer School

We welcome you to visit our website or Facebook page and use the blog as a prayer guide and to grow further in your prayer life.  Please feel free to share this resource with others. You are encouraged to check out all of these PWI Prayer Media ministries and to "like us" on Facebook.   Click here to follow us on Facebook.

2017 European Prayer Mission - Czech Republic 
PWI had a fantastic Prayer Mission to Europe in September. The mission started with Prayerwalking in the Czech Republic tourist town of Marianske Lazne.  After walking the city, the team went to a Lutheran church (pictured below) and prayed for the people, the country, and for a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit.  PWI has been to this town on two previous occasions to prayerwalk.

Please join us in praying for revival in the Czech Republic. 
With Pastor Herbert as the guide, Pastor Bjorn, Pastor Steve, and Wendy prayerwalked in Marianske Lazne. This town is world-renown for its hot water springs, where people come for health treatments.  It is a beautiful city and a well-known tourist attraction.

Pastor Bjorn, Pastor Herbert, and Wendy are praying over this protestant church in Marianske Lazne by placing their hands on the front of the church.  PWI has been here to pray for this church two times before - asking for God's blessings over the church, the people, and the country. They also prayed over various places in the city.

2017 European Prayer Mission - Germany 
The next ministry stop was in Hof, Germany. Special thanks to Pastor Herbert and Rita Lang and other precious friends in Germany for a warm welcome and outstanding support for the global ministry of PWI!  The prayer seminar taught was  Maturing Your Spiritual Gifts, which was well received. Germany has always been such a special place to do prayer and teaching ministry because of the powerful and anointed ministry of worship and praise led by Pastor Herbert Lang and the generous hospitality, fantastic fellowship, and delicious food prepared by Rita Lang and her team.  

The team also drove to Schilbach, Germany and the Rittergut Castle, where all 7 of the PWI Prayer Schools and numerous leadership training seminars have been held previously.  Pastor Steve and Wendy were able to enjoy the splendor of the castle for the first time.  We thank God for several seasons of many blessings and anointed mission and ministry there. God has opened numerous doors in Germany over the years and PWI is grateful for the partnership. Danke Schön!

Please join us in praying for ma jor  Spiritual Breakthroughs in Germany , soon!

    Pastor Bjørn speaking and Pastor Herbert interpreting in Hof           Pastor Bjørn doing an Impartational Prayer

Pastor Herbert l eading participants in worship & Wendy Brown playing piano        Rebekka,Benjamin, & Daniel                                                                                                                 
     Pastor Herbert & Rita          Rittergut Castle in Schilbach, Germany. PWI has hosted all 7 Prayer                                                                       Schools and several Prayer Training Seminars at this location
2017 European Prayer Mission - Norway 
The final stop on the European Prayer Mission 2017 was Lyngdal, Norway (Southern Norway). It is always a special joy for Pastor Bjørn to return to Norway, the homeland of his youth where he can "snakke norsk" (speak Norwegian) and enjoy native Norwegian food! The PWI team taught Prayer School VII, Jesus Is Coming Back at Å Bedehus (House of Prayer or Church) in Lyngdal. Pastor Steve taught with Pastor Bjørn and Wendy helped with worship and praise. She also taught a course on Worship and Praise. Special thanks go to Magne and Annlaug Drageland for outstanding hospitality with great prayer fellowship and wonderful food. "Mange takk" (many thanks) to the Prayer School Organizing Committee, especially Reidunn Løland, Tone and Ivor Stølen, Jenny and Per Lande, and others for excellent preparations and implementation of the Prayer School! The participants also enjoyed an outstanding team of translators led by Frøys Hindar and Pastor Jan Ernst Gabrielsen. They are anointed servants of the Lord. The Prayer School was well received and many lives were touched by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Six of the seven PWI Prayer Schools have now been completed in Norway (only Prayer School VI is left to do). Continue to pray for renewal and revival in the Christian Church of Norway.
Would you join PWI in praying for "bumper crops of fruit" ( John 15:1-8)? God desires much fruit which will bring glory and honor to Him!
  Pastors Bjørn and Steve speaking with Pastor Jan Ernst Gabrielsen interpreting               A time of prayer

Lyngdal Women's Worship Team   Wendy Brown leading worship     Pastor Bjørn with a Norwegian translator

Prayer time during the Prayer School    Ivar & Pastor Harald praying    Wendy & Annlaug praying together

Sharing Scriptures at Graduation      Pastor Harald serving Communion          Prayer School VII participants

Magne & Annlaug in bunads    Pastor Steve & Wendy        Celebrating the completion of the Prayer School       
   Pastor Steve and Wendy enjoying a picturesque hike in Southern Norway        Magne & Annlaug at Lindesnes

The 10 Point Prayer Express

Remember the PWI International Prayer Partners and Leaders. Please pray for their families, the Christian Church, the lost in their countries, their nations, and their PWI Prayer Ministries:  
  • Rev. Stephen and Shakila Jackayya, Bangalore, India, Asia
  • Rev. Herbert and Rita Lang, Hof, Germany, Europe
  • Mr. Magne and Annlaug Drageland, Lyngdal, Norway, Europe
  • Rev. Alexander Gross, Petradolina by Odessa, Ukraine, Eastern Europe
  • Rev. Valery Hryhoryk, Vitebsk, Belarus, Eastern Europe
  • Dr. Dmitry V. Morev, Belgorodskaya Oblast, Russia, Eastern Europe
  • Pastor Joel Chiron, Berkovitza, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe
  • Rev. Justin and Grace Oforo, Moshi Town, Tanzania, Africa
  • Evangelist Elisante Swai, Moshi Town, Tanzania, Africa
  • Pastor Abraham Kitui, Bongoma, Kenya, Africa

Left to Right:   Yolanda Venezuela, 
Lola Reyna, Joan Kalfahs, and Pastor Miriam Perry at the PWI Phoenix Prayer Studio in Sun City, AZ. The team often uses the map on the wall as a prayer tool to pray for people around the world.

This team continues to meet  T hursday mornings to  pray.   Please feel free to submit prayer requests via the PWI website ( ) or Facebook and have our Phoenix based team pray for you. Additionally, all prayer requests we receive are sent out to our International Prayer Intercessor Team. 
A New Open Door
PWI has been  invited to conduct Prayer Training Seminars and C onferences in  Liberia, West Africa . Rev. Dr. John Willie is an Overseer of more than one hundred congregations. His home church is Crusader For Christ - The World Outreach Ministries located in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. He has contact with Pastors and Church Leaders in some of the neighboring nations: Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana and he is open to coordinate some joint international prayer training sessions, either in Liberia and/or one or more of the neighboring countries. Please join us in praying for God's will and timing in this matter, as well as, the needed resources and team members to anointedly carry out this important prayer mission. Thank you .

Year-End Financial Giving Invitation
We would like for you to prayerfully consider a financial gift to PWI before the completion of 2017. The needs are great and God has created more ministry opportunities which we would like to do by God's grace and with your timely prayer and financial support. May God continue to extravagantly bless you and yours in every way possible - to reach the lost and prepare the Bride (Christian Church) for the return of the Bridegroom (Jesus).
Gratitude and Appreciation
Phyllis and I would like to thank all of you for faithful and generous support of PWI through your prayers,
financial assistance, as team members, participants in various PWI prayer events around the world, and many words and actions of kindness and encouragement. It is greatly appreciated.
Phyllis and I and the worldwide family of Prayer Watch International wish you a blessed Christmas and a life-changing New Year to God's glory and honor and praise! 

Overwhelmed by God's Love, Grace and Faithfulness,
Pastor Bjørn and Phyllis Pedersen
Servants of Jesus Christ in  Prayer Watch International