If you haven't visited "The Lighthouse of Prayer" before, please visit the introduction to this blog so you can learn and understand what we are all about.
I've posted on "The Power of Your Love" this morning about beginning to pray, realizing that some people don't know where to begin. How do I know this? Because I was in that very place at one time. So, you might want to stop by there and learn about beginning a prayer life. This is basically where I started in my prayer life, simply offering my thanks to God for what He has done in my life.
Please feel free to leave a praise, a request, a thank you to God. You can leave this with your name or anonymously. Others will be behind to join you in prayer, so either stop back to view your prayers or make sure that you have follow up comments e-mailed to you so that you can read what others are praying about for you.
I'll open this morning with my own morning prayer:
My Father in Heaven,
You truly are My Father, breathing the very life into me. I thank you for the power of prayer, the ability to communicate with You, the creator of all the universe.
I know that You are there, waiting to hear from Your children, just as I was waiting to hear my own children speak. How thrilled You must be when we speak to you! You are holy and mighty and have the power to do all things--in us, through us, the power to change us.
Change me, Lord, in whatever ways You see necessary so that I may day by day, moment by moment become more Christ-like in my ways, my words, my actions, my showing love to others. Help me especially with those that I consider to be unlovable, to see them as You see them. We are all Your children, and You love each and every one of us. Help me to see others as You see them, not as I perceive them.
I thank you, Lord, for your healing process in me. I was down and out for two day with an infection. Thank you for beginning the healing process in me and for the doctors that treated me with Your wisdom to guide them.
I pray today for Leslie, a young girl with 8 more treatments to treat her cancer. Help her to withstand these treatments easily with minimal side effects. I ask that You heal this young woman, Lord, again guiding her doctors and all that treat her with Your wisdom and guidance.
Thank You, Lord, for the talents You have bestowed upon me--talents that I am able to use to help others. Lead me to where the need is the greatest. Give me the energy, the strength, the time, the resources to follow You on this mission.
I thank You for Denise, Peggy and Kathy--all Your servants, Lord, each of them looking to You for the direction and guidance in their lives--giving You all the glory in even difficult circumstances. Still, even in the difficulties, we praise you, knowing that you will use these difficulties to further our relationship with You and point others towards You.
I ask that You guide me though my day at work today, utilizing me in every way possible to lead others to You. I know that You want all to come to You, Lord. Please help every person today to plant a seed in someone else so that they may come to know and love You, Your joy, Your great mercy and grace towards us, Your peace, and most of all Your great sacrifice of Your son, Jesus Christ, so that we may have forgiveness of our sins and spend an eternity with You.
All of this I pray in Jesus' name,
PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS and HOW THE LIGHTHOUSE WORKS
If this is your first visit, please stop by here and read a little bit about our ministry--how we are joining together to lift others to God in prayer. However, what you read here and in the posts is actually enough.
Maybe you come across someone that needs prayer while visiting blogs, instead of just saying, "Praying for you", do so and bring their prayer need and leave your prayer here and let them know that you left a prayer for them at the Lighthouse of Prayer
This is an interactive blog based on a comment and response system. YOU are a part of our Prayer Team - the minute you add your prayer in the comment area or leave one for someone else in the reply under their prayer.
PLEASE WRITE YOUR PRAYER, PRAYER REQUEST, PRAISE, THANKS - in the place that would normally read COMMENTS after the most recent post, but here it reads "PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD"... since a LINKY is no longer available. We begun using a PRAYER REQUEST LINKY, but if it's not there, please leave PRAYER or REQUEST in "PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD" (the area for comments but do not write a comment) Thank you so much! Looking at this new template, it's difficult to know how to leave a comment (Prayer) but just click on the part that says __ comments. [it __ shows a number for how many comments/prayers are currently posted]
We'd love to see your prayer requests and praises to God in this area and hopefully others will be supporting you through their prayers written as a response to your prayer there. Be sure to come back and see the prayers lifting you and yours together to the LORD or leave one! You can also remain anonymous, God knows you.
Please remember NO COMMENTS, only PRAYERS! It is important that this be a house of prayer. Any comment, not as a prayer or prayer request will be deleted. Thanks again!
Please read announcement in Oct. 2014 first to understand better the lack of activity here! Thank you.
PRAYER for Our Nation
This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:
Declaration of Independence Signer
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States
"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --
This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.