The Lifestyle of a Watchman

A 21-Day Journey to Becoming a Guardian in Prayer

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What does it mean to be a "watchman on the wall"?

Join prophetic leader and bestselling author James W. Goll for a powerful, 21-day journey into the heart of being a watchman--a mature intercessor called to wait, to be at the ready, alert to the presence and plan of God and confident of His will. With reflection questions, devotional prayers and practical applications, this book will help you move to the front lines of prayer. You will learn how to
· discern the spiritual atmosphere around you
· discover the strategies of God for specific times
· find your assignment
· pray more effectively for others and the nations
· understand how to intercede for current events
· partner with heaven and step boldly into your calling

Embark on this journey of faith, and become the strong sentinel that God created you to be!

"The Lifestyle of a Watchman is a timely book, by one of the most important voices in the Church today. I strongly encourage you to read this book to step more clearly into a role that actually helps shape the course of history."--Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California

"This is a life-changing book. It will satisfy that deep place in your heart that longs for a deeper relationship with God in prayer."--Cindy Jacobs, co-founder, Generals International

Dr. James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries and the author of more than 30 books and 20 Bible study guides. He has shared the love of Jesus in more than 50 nations, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit. He has four grown children and numerous grandchildren and lives in Franklin, Tennessee.


"As one who has embraced the call to intercession for many years, James Goll combines his personal journey with examples from Scripture and Church history. James sets forth practical ways to sustain a real prayer life. Having known James for over forty years, I am delighted to commend to you The Lifestyle of a Watchman."

Mike Bickle, International House of Prayer, Kansas City 

"James Goll lives what he writes in the pages of this book. This is a life-changing book because of that fact. For anyone who is just beginning to learn to pray, it is a training manual. For others, it will satisfy that deep place in your heart that wants a deeper relationship with God in prayer."

Cindy Jacobs, co-founder, Generals International

"Many have written concerning the importance of prayer and intercession, but few have ever addressed the character needed to maintain the lifestyle of a watchman. Across the globe, there are signs of revival. "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19 nkjv). The flood of God is rising. In its rising is restoration of the ancient DNA of Pentecost: watching in prayer. We give thanks to our dear friend James for adding these vital insights to strengthen the global prayer community. We have known James for more than 25 years and can testify that he lives what he teaches and always focuses on the source of life itself--the Captain of Armies, the Lord, Jesus Christ."

Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, senior pastors, All Nations Church, Fort Mill, South Carolina

"James Goll has been a friend and prophet to me for years. He has been a major voice in the divine moments of my personal transitions, thrusting me into new spheres of faith and breakthrough. James Goll has been that kind of man for the whole body of Christ for years. I believe his prophetic words and prolific teaching on prayer go down in heaven as one of the great gifts ever given to the Body of Christ. May God use this book to raise up thousands of intercessors that will frame the future of the earth. Throw yourself into this book and let the Lord light your soul on fire as you read."

Lou Engle, co-founder, TheCall

"Dr. James Goll is a watchman, a prophet, a teacher, a father . . . and more. He has throughly studied the mandate, activities and ministry of the watchman throughout the Scriptures and Church history, and as a result, his book The Lifestyle of a Watchman is filled with treasures and insights regarding this often ignored subject. It is truly a book to acquire for your personal library, but be sure to get others to give away. Let's spread the fire!"

Patricia King, founder and CEO, Patricia King Ministries,

"A timely book, by one of the most important voices in the Church today. James Goll has modeled this lifestyle for decades. Only in eternity will any of us realize the full advantage we have in life because of those who paid such a price to appear before the Lord on our behalf. The Lifestyle of a Watchman will provide the reader with insight, inspiration and a challenge. In the wisdom forged only in trial, James takes on the monumental task of equipping us for this challenge, but he does so in doable bite-sized pieces. Brilliant!"

Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California; author, Face to Face with God and The Essential Guide to Healing (with Randy Clark)

"James Goll has added another helpful and practical book enabling people to pray for the advance of His Kingdom. As always, James shows us how to enter into the sweet spot of prayer."

Randy Clark, D.Min., Th.D, overseer, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening; founder, Global Awakening; author, There Is More!, The Healing Breakthrough and more

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    James W. Goll

    Dr. James W. Goll ( is founder of God Encounters Ministries and author of more than 50 books and dozens of Bible study guides. He has shared the love of Jesus in more than 50 nations, teaching and imparting the power of intercession,...

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