Prayer 2000 is a Partnership Prayer Ministries that was created to sufficiently raise the awareness of, the need for, and the Level of Prayer throughout the Country in order to facilitate the Presence-Based Transformation and Revival of our nation. 2 Chronicles 7:12-15 (NLT) 12 Then one night the LORD appeared to Solomon and said, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this Temple as the place for making sacrifices. 13 At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 15 My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.
The partnership includes a wide and varied cross-section of Christians that represent numerous Denominations, The Umbrella Group of Churches, Ministers’ Fraternal, Prayer Ministries, and Churches. These Christians are driven by a passion to effect change in the Society through the amazing power of Intercessory Prayer and Fasting and to create an atmosphere that will attract the Presence; the Attention; and the Favour of God in transforming revival, nationwide. The partners have been meeting consistently since August of 1999.
As indicated by our Vision and Mission Statements, we accept responsibility to change the spiritual atmosphere and climate in our Nation through corporate prayer and intercession and to break, demolish, and remove the enemies influence through strategic spiritual warfare and informed intercession. Strategies are developed through Spiritual Mapping a process of consultation and partnering with the Ministers Fraternal, Pastors, and other Prayer Ministries, by the installation of Prayer Altars and the JTT (Journey to Transformation) Schools of Prayer Nationwide. Prayer agendas are developed and distributed to the ALTARS; Corporate all Night Prayer Meeting are held “on-site” “with-insight”; and seasons for intercession are scheduled and carried out at Parish level.
Prayer 2000 are guided by some basic Scriptures passages such as:
Isaiah 62:6-7 (NLT) O Jerusalem, (Jamaica) I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the LORD. Give the LORD no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem (Jamaica) the pride of the earth.
- For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Cor 10:4-6 (KJV)
- I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim 2:1-4 (KJV)
- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:12-13 (KJV)
The increased willingness of the churches around the nation to meet corporately for sustained intercession is a definite outworking of Prayer 2000′s Networking, Vision and Mission. The drive to experience national Presence-Based transforming revival in our lifetime demands the total abandonment with expectation of self as well as the development of an appetite for humility, holiness, integrity, hunger for God, desperation, love, unity and obedience.
The highlight of our yearly activities is the Annual National “Healing the Land” Prayer Conference and Summit which is convened in 37 locations in the 14 Parishes of the Nation over the period 8th to 20th January each year. This is facilitated jointly by our Partners represented by approximately 90% of the Churches and other Christian Ministries in Jamaica. January 2012 conference …
Prayer2000’ Belief and Doctrine
The Ministry of Prayer2000 publishes no specific statement of faith, although we are enthusiastic proponents of the Lausanne Covenant, a widely-adopted declaration of evangelical faith and purpose drafted in the 1980s. A copy of this covenant is available on numerous Web sites including those ofAD2000 & Beyond Movement and the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
Coming from a variety of Christian persuasions, Prayer2000 strikes an even balance between evangelical mainline and charismatic expressions. Our theological worldview is perhaps best defined as “conservative charismatic.” We believe that God has released His gifts and power on the earth today, but we also believe there must be accountability to God’s Word and His Church. We are convinced that prayer and spiritual warfare are an essential part of our mission to extend Christ’s kingdom on the earth, but we also know that these practices can only remain healthy and effective if they are exercised in a spirit of wisdom, love andhumility.