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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

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Please read announcement in Oct. 2014 first to understand better the lack of activity here! Thank you.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Breathing Our Thanks

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,



Denise said...

Dear Lord, I praise You for this new day. I am so blessed to have You in my life. I love You so very much. Please be with Beth today at her job, let her light shine brightly for You. Please continue to help her feel better. I ask that You bless over Peggys life, please help her to continue to be ok financialy, she loves You so much Lord. Please be with me tonight as I go to church with my dad, I am very nervous. Thanks for loving us all. Amen

Peggy said...

Heavenly Father...Praise You! Thank You! Bless these prayers and hear our cries unto You and also our love, thanks & praise! You are so
Holy & worthy to be praised! Attend to the prayers of my sisters, LORD!

Papa...I love You! This is a day that Denise has been waiting for and yet dreading in some ways. Yet
we strongly feel that this is of You! You have arranged all things for such a time as this! Denise & her dad going to church together.
Put Your loving arms around Denise as her true Father but allow her this to take place with her earthly father. You love Denise because she is Your faithful, loving, giving daughter. You have been with her through many tough times. Take away her logical fears of this meeting with her dad. Pay back the time the enemy has robbed from her & having a right relationship with her dad.
You have arranged Denise's steps for such a time as this. I place a hedge of protection around my sister and her heart. Take away any
obstacles that would prevent her dad & her being together at church.
Let Denise be still before You! May Your holy & awesome power & will reign over this meeting & time together in Your perfect timing.
Remove anxieties & fears in Jesus Name. Let her heart be calm & bless her & her dad this evening! We place this in Your Hands & trust in
You. We ask this in Jesus Name.

Peggy said...

Blessed & Most Holy Lord,

I thank You for my sister Beth & her beautiful prayer to You! I stand in agreement with her.

Thank You for sustaining her through this health battle. Give her strength & healing this day to make it through a half day only as she still needs time to rest & be well. Bring her home safely.

Thank You for her wisdom & the medical wisdom for her infection.
Thank You for being there & leading & guiding her day & all her way.

Thank You for directing her path! Bless You for the talents & gifts that you have given Beth, which are now being developed & stirred to be used for Your Glory. Her mind is searching Lord that You would lead her to the greatest need & the one that You have chosen for her or us.

Thank You for her prayers for Leslie! Lord, We know that this
teen is in Your hands. Let her be strong enough to finish these treatments and endure so they can be complete! Thank You for her mother Dineen & Caring Bridge & all
the people that are lifting Leslie & her family before You. We bring her dad before You & ask that You bring him to his Salvation in You
through this, step by step, Lord, You are bringing him to You. Give
strength to Leslie to overcome these treatments & that the cancer cells will be dead & her brain will
be free from any further pain. Thank You for the testimony You are putting together for her life & a miracle for her. Bless You & thank You that by Your stripes Leslie was healed! You are her Great Physician! Lead & draw this family of 4 closer to You! & we'll give You all the Glory in Jesus' Name.

sailorcross said...

My Father,

I come to You to pray for Your daughter, Denise. I want to thank You for bringing her earthly father back into her life, something that she had lost and You have restored to her.

Ease her anxieties over meeting her dad to attend church this evening. Let her feel Your presence with her through this day and this evening.

You have brought this about in her life, a longing in her that You have fulfilled. I pray that this meeting be filled with Your presence, Your joy and Your peace.

In Jesus' name,


Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I praise You for blessing me with such precious loving prayer warrior sisters. Peggy and Beth are very special to my heart, I appreciate their love and friendship. Please bless them both in everyway. I come to You on behalf of my dear husband Eddie, he is really sick right now. Please lay Your healing hands upon him. I love You Lord. Amen

sailorcross said...


I come to you in behalf of Denise's husband, Eddie, in his illness.

I ask that You heal him of whatever is causing this illness in Him.

Please give Denise peace in Eddie's sickness, her knowledge that You are there, right there beside her, guiding and directing her.

You know, Lord, that they had plans this evening to meet her father and attend church with Him. Whatever is Your will in this, Lord, please allow Denise to accept with the knowledge that You only have good for her in Your heart.

We love and praise You Lord in everything, Lord, even the storms of our lives.

I humbly bring Eddie to You to ask for Your healing power in Him.

In Your Son's most precious name, the name above all, Jesus Christ.


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PRAYER for Our Nation

This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:

Declaration of Independence Signer

Samuel Chase
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.

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