During the 20th Century life became multi-faceted and overly busy with Marketplace spheres (or mountains or domains) of influence dominating and competing for the Families’ time, money, affections and ambitions, and drawing them away from the Church (the eternal family) and God our creator.

Every month we dedicate prayer for these spheres (click on each):

To a great extent God is being largely relegated outside these spheres of our society. The cost of this relegation has been incredible: costs to society in the form of corporate ethical failures, physical and mental health burdens resulting from people failing to engage with Biblical solutions such as forgiveness, and the near melt down of the whole global financial system (the ‘GFC’ and potential ‘GFC2’) as a result of debt driven artificial wealth creation that was not based on Godly values and principles.

Even the Church has been largely seduced into a Greek world view of the division of sacred and secular, creating a separation of Sunday from Monday. This resulted in the Church only accessing some 5% of its peoples waking time and Christian discipleship becoming emasculated (minimizing the impact of the Great Commission).

Yet the Marketplace is the place where Christians spend some 67% of their waking time Monday to Friday. It is in the workforce that the Christians attitudes and character are put to the reality test…

…and if the Christians’ Monday behaviour does not reflect their Sunday belief, why would anyone believe their belief?

From this we can conclude that the BIG answer for the Church impacting the world is not primarily in programs, as good as some of these may be. The answer is in excellence of discipleship expressed into the world: i.e. into the workforce, into the marketplace, into the shopping centres, into the schools, into the hospitals, into the courts and onto the sports fields and so on. This is our original Commission from Jesus in Matt 22:37-40 and 28:17-20 and John 17:18.

Our Principles are God’s Principles;
‘… on earth as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:19)

(Reviewed by Ps. Geoff Armitage)

At this time in history we are living under God’s grace, where good and evil can produce order or disorder (respectively), and according to our obedience or disobedience to God. In this reality two doctrines work in parallel: the free will of man and the sovereignty of God. While God calls all people to himself through His truth and kindness, not all will respond. God is not responsible for our sin and He will ultimately have the last say.

Ultimately, for the life we have been given we will all be held individually accountable (John 3:16-18). The time will certainly come when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth to rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords over the whole earth from the city of Jerusalem (Micah 4:1-8).

Therefore, our faith is in Christ the Son of the Living God (John 3:18), and this is where we stand.

Our Mission is to pray and connect people who are passionate about participating in growing the governance of Christ in every sphere/mountain/domain of influence in our society and follow God’s command to love one another as He loved us (John 13:34-35).

We look to connect Christians, who are passionate about the Great Commandments (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) in everyday life. This connection is without regard for denominational affiliation.

Our ethos is vibrantly alive around nine magnificent truths:

  1. The Government rests on the shoulders of Jesus and his government and peace will never end – the Lord Almighty will accomplish this (Isaiah 9:6-7).
  2. The offices of Jesus in Heaven and Earth are Prophet (Hebrews 1:1-2), Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) and King (Revelation 19:16).
  3. The three institutions of God on earth are Family, Government and Church.
  4. Church and State have separate jurisdictions under Jesus. For the Church Jesus is the head and high priest. For the State Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
  5. Society operates through spheres/mountains/domains with a multitude of sub-spheres/mountains/domains.
  6. The foundations of the Kingdom of God are Justice and Righteousness (Psalm 89:14).
  7. The Power of God works through all spheres/mountains/domains.
  8. Jesus Christ will come again to rule and reign over the earth.
  9. Our connection with God is through humility, faith and obedience (Matthew 18:4, Hebrews 11:6).

We are implementing these truths through praying and encouraging many church and marketplace leaders who represent their spheres/mountains/domains of influence.

61 comments for “Introduction

  1. 26/09/2023 at 7:08 pm

    Praying for His Forgiveness and Love for all.

  2. 11/09/2023 at 7:48 pm

    Prayer has been a vital part of building my business. It has also been foundation to keeping my marriage together and my children on the path toward salvation. I thank God for his grace and mercy toward me in spite of all my wicked mistakes.

    • Peter mwaanga
      21/05/2024 at 2:39 pm

      That is great keepit up

  3. Adonai
    26/01/2023 at 1:01 am

    Great and inspiring resource
    Keep up the good work

  4. 31/10/2022 at 11:16 am

    What an initiative…it’s timely and it’s needed…i too want to be part of this
    God bless
    Chaplain Vilbert

  5. Rebecca
    07/05/2022 at 1:55 pm

    It’s very comforting to know that you are engaging in prayer over these areas of life. In sport where every club needs a sports chaplain for example. Club members are exposed to many different temptations and need to know that God can heal, and help them fight temptation.

    • 18/05/2022 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Rebecca for your lovely comments. I agree with your point. Much appreciated

  6. 19/04/2022 at 9:43 pm

    Lilian, thank you for your ministry and for being faithful to God’s calling. Your website is very refreshing and poignant for todays world. Thank you for your prayer strategy and your research. Unfortunately, I think we need a constant reminder in todays world, that we were bought and paid for with a price. If I was to sum up one word for our societies ills today it would be “distractions.” Some are good, most are bad. Ephesians 6:12, “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.” All Christian Churches in the west need to reevaluate their priorities and sphere of influences. They need to help in deeds, not just words. A top priority should be to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in the Lord. Keep up the great work! Shalom and Maranatha!

    Patrick Carberry

    • 23/04/2022 at 9:40 am

      Thank you Patrick for your kind message
      Let us know how we can serve you
      All Glory to God

  7. shirley Cashel
    03/09/2021 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you for sending Yes i can only agree

    • Lilian Schmid
      02/02/2022 at 2:11 pm

      God bless you Shirley

    • Ogwang Jimmy
      23/03/2024 at 3:51 am

      This is great
      Pr. Jimmy Ogwang
      Uganda , Africa

  8. Charles Agano muga
    28/07/2021 at 6:27 pm

    this is powerful prayers and anointed one . May God bless you in Jesus name
    Charles muga

    • Lilian
      02/02/2022 at 2:11 pm

      God bless you Charles

      • Kevin
        25/05/2023 at 7:01 pm

        AMEN. The world needa prayers,the world need prayers. The satan has blinded the mind of many people so all that is happening are shocking.Today i realy felt so bad when i saw in the News (tv)a woman killed her children because of high cost of living. This is so bad. We really needed to pray and i can say that the time when Jesus is coming is at hand dew to.all things that is happening.

  9. 10/07/2021 at 11:49 pm

    Pray that as the birth pangs of our rapture as Christians will inspire us the Church to pray for everyone to come into the kingdom and be ruptured with the church so they do not have to go through the terror that is to come. To see the beauty of Christ’s plan of Salvation before it’s too late. May this be our motivation and our prayer while there is still time and the door has not shut.

    • 23/04/2022 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Les
      God bless you

  10. Michael Avery
    08/07/2021 at 11:30 am

    What refreshing website, to find a website about prayer and the “Spheres of Influence” the main topic is what prayer has been about in the last 20 years or more.
    The change of season currently underway in the body of christ has caught many unaware of what the Lord has been re-emphasising for some time now. “Go Ye into all the world and preach the Gospel”
    The church has been dabling in the “Spheres of Influence” for some time, but unfortunately has become experts in locking up the revelation in the four walls of the church. We the church have became experts in Church government, church family, church media, church entertainment at the expense of taking the gospel out into the world.
    There must be a change of direction from leaders in the body of Christ to re-educate its people in the great task ahead.
    The Lord in His wisdom has allowed large giants to ahead of us and occupy the (promise land) spheres of influence , they must be dislodged.
    Most of all, the task ahead will require the love and wisdom of a new type of promise land leadership mentality. The task ahead is so profound, God bless you Lillian and your prayer strategy for the days ahead. We will signup and be a part of your great vision.

    (Revelation 17: 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth)

    Michael Avery
    Governing Co Elder
    Bendigo House of Prayer and
    Emmanuel Ministries Australia.

    • Lilian
      02/02/2022 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you brother Michael,
      This is really kind of you
      May the Lord bless you

  11. 06/07/2021 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you very much for the kingdom work you are doing. Prayer is man giving God permission or license to interfere in earth’s affairs. In other words, prayer is earthly license for heavenly interference. I FULLY believe that the Church and the state need our prayers as never before. Let us pray until something happens. Shalom!

    • Elmarie Richards
      17/02/2022 at 12:54 pm


  12. 24/02/2021 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you all for your amazing feedback. we honor each one of you.
    God bless you

  13. Oye Omiyale
    11/02/2021 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for yielding to the calling of the Lord.

    • Lilian
      02/02/2022 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you Oye

  14. 18/01/2021 at 2:54 pm

    We stand together in prayer

  15. Nicholas Nganga
    28/12/2020 at 4:36 am

    Please pray that God will provide all resources needed to build our Christian orphans school, Camp David Green Academy in Kenya.

  16. 02/10/2020 at 3:34 am

    Prayer is the key that unlocks the gates of heaven and allows the free flow of the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us to the establishing of God’s Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. I just spent a weekend with nearly 100,000 prayer warriors to humble ourselves and repent from the sins of our country and our own hearts. And I know we were just the tip of the spear that will push back the powers of darkness and bring the Light of the Gospel into the darkest places on the planet…that is the hearts of people who have never received Christ. I love this prayer effort and fully support it. We are the army of God and prayer is our most powerful weapon. Onward Christian soldiers!

    • Lilian Schmid
      02/02/2022 at 2:10 pm

      Praise the Lord Marilee
      God bless you

  17. David Harau
    15/08/2020 at 6:26 am

    Prayer is the technology which connects the spiritual to the natural downloading to the natural with higher executive Kingdom government’s decision to administer and execute higher decisions to affect all facets on earth as it is in Heaven. It is a divine assignment and I thank God for what He is doing through you around the globe to invite people to join.

    • 05/10/2020 at 4:06 pm

      When we PRAY Heaven smiles and rejoices; the enemy trembles and cowers away! As we pray; (Romans 8:26) and (Zachariah 4:6); He desires to make intercession through us
      , that HIS Mighty KINGDOM work will get down!!! Praying in the NAME of our JESUS !!! Amen and AMEN !!!

  18. 28/08/2019 at 6:11 am

    God declares that His House will be called a House of Prayer, Thank you Lillian for working to that end and inviting people from around the world to join you,

    • Lilian Schmid
      02/02/2022 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you Kathleen
      for God’s glory
      Jesus is our Saviour

  19. 18/07/2019 at 6:10 pm

    We know that in the book of Ephesians, God’s desire is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18) – this prayer initiative is much needed and we all need to engage. Amen to the work you are all doing.
    Greg Bondar
    NSW State Director
    FamilyVoice Australia

  20. B Johnston
    13/07/2019 at 7:36 pm

    Thanku for being so faithful & obedient to the calling & ministry God has called you to do.

  21. Tom
    29/06/2019 at 4:28 am

    Please pray for Christian animation. We have been limiting ourselves in ways we don’t understand. My goal is to unite Christians to make CG movies to reach young adult nonbelievers.

  22. Bishop T.J. Mapira
    19/03/2019 at 4:13 am

    Thanks very much for these prayers. We are standing together to break the chains of the devil and set people free. God bless you.

    • 29/05/2019 at 9:29 pm

      Extremely valuable presentation to grasp the reality that believers are the Salt and Light and that our Ministry is where we are employed as Reconcilers, 2 Cor 5:18!

  23. David Wallace
    06/03/2019 at 2:16 pm

    We are engaged in a discussion of evangelism at the center with spokes of ministry radiating out from that center. However, prayer is not a spoke, but should be at the center to undergird evangelism.
    –Prayer is primary to prepare and empower Christian men and women to go forth with evangelistic fervor and direction.
    –With prayer (individual and corporate) as our preparation and our seeking of the Lord’s marching orders, evangelism is the pursuit, or action, of the Lord’s heart.
    –Since prayer is about Him, “it’s not about getting our needs met, it’s about participating with Him in His universe-wide project to accomplish His will.”*
    –“One of the things that happens when we pray is that by doing so we thereby acknowledge that we know we’re not going anywhere on our own. Neither is the church. It is not willpower. It’s not organization. It’s not talent. It’s not even right theology. It’s Him.”*
    –“He deputizes us to be His instrument on behalf of others. He invites us to become part of the army ‘standing between’ heaven’s invitation and the deceptions of the destroyer.”* It is a solemn and joyous assignment to join with Jesus as intercessors for the lost.
    (* Don Jacobsen, Okay, All Together Now…, pages 50, 51, 53)

    • 01/09/2019 at 2:48 pm

      I agree. Prayer is the hope. Faith is the action which makes our hope visible. Love for both God and our neighbour is the outcome. All three work together. We must do all three to be effective in overturning ungodliness.

  24. Pastor Travis Freeman
    27/11/2018 at 7:44 am

    United we stand in prayer

    • lilian schmid
      16/01/2019 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Ps Travis, your support is very important and yes we are united to serve our Lord Jesus.

  25. Julie Winn
    05/08/2018 at 6:41 am

    Thank you for your prayers especially your prayers for the Military.

    • lilian schmid
      09/09/2018 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you Julie, God bless you and bless our Government and the Military.

  26. Rapharl
    05/08/2018 at 1:42 am

    We stand together in prayer

    • lilian schmid
      09/09/2018 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you and God bless you Rapharl

    • Pastor Joash Odhiambo
      05/07/2022 at 6:37 pm

      I am glad to join my fellow prayer warriors,
      I hope together in Christ Jesus, we can

  27. 04/08/2018 at 10:38 am

    Thank you for the information you send so we can pray united.
    “United we stand, divided we fall”.
    Thank you!

    • lilian schmid
      10/09/2018 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you Anne, that is really kind
      God bless

  28. Nokrach Robert Kennedy
    31/07/2018 at 5:15 am

    Thanks so much for the continual prayer guide and areas of influence you have been sending me. God bless you.

    • lilian schmid
      09/09/2018 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you for standing in prayer with us Nokrach. God bless

  29. 23/03/2018 at 10:05 am

    These are areas of our society which Jesus mentioned in HIs ministry. Therefore, if we wish to become “more like Him” we have to get the vision that we also, must be concerned with these areas in our society.

    • lilian schmid
      09/09/2018 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you Dr Jeff,
      God bless

    • 05/07/2019 at 2:42 am

      Since the public statement by a well-known sports person about what the Bible says about sins, we have seen people both inside the church and outside of the church react with a very hostile attitude. This clearly indicates the following points:
      1) The church has not been teaching its congregations what the Bible actually says and that sin (without repentance) results in the eternal death penalty.
      2) Laws in the land need to be reviewed so that quoting from a Bible (a book in the public arena in Australia for more than 200 years) is not a crime.
      3) People who profess to be Christians, need to be “seen to be Christians” in “the streets and lanes” of our society on a daily basis ~~ not just for one hour on a Sunday, before the sports match starts.
      That is why a site like this, which promotes action in all areas of social and work-life is so important.
      More Christian organisations need to support this page and be seen to be active outside the 4 walls of the church building.
      I support this initiative and hope other Christians will do likewise.

  30. Graeme watkinson
    16/10/2017 at 2:08 pm

    Fist time reader thank you keep it coming

    • lilian schmid
      09/09/2018 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you Graeme,
      God bless

      • Kevin
        25/05/2023 at 7:03 pm

        Let us repent and come back to the Lord.

    • 16/09/2020 at 12:21 pm

      My name is pastor Austin from UK. The Lord showed me in a dream a few hours ago that Satan’s strategy for 2020 is to make the church have Zero impact. The Lord then showed Gen 49:10 as a solution that the sceptre must not depart from the Church. We are the new tribe of Judah according to Hebrews 2:11. Please let us pray that we shall have influence and impact on the 7 mountains.
      Pst Austin

      • 24/02/2021 at 11:24 pm

        Amen Ps Austin
        God bless you

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