First, I want to welcome everyone to our new home!! This blog is devoted to prayer and prayer alone. If you're a new visitor, you might want to stop by here and read the introduction so you can learn what is happening here! You'll also see the prayer requests and responses that others have left. You do not need to leave your prayer request in the form of a prayer, but others will respond to whatever you have in your heart or on your mind in prayer to Our Father.
I'm very excited about this new venture that God has set me and the others involved upon--interactively praying for others, interceding with them to God on their behalf.
Also, if you don't feel comfortable leaving a prayer request with your name, this blog has been set up so that you can leave anonymous requests. Feel free to leave your request without your name. Everyone is in the need of prayer--praises to God, requests for themselves and for others. So, please feel free to leave your request in whatever form you feel comfortable, knowing that others will follow you in prayer.
We, here at "The Lighthouse of Prayer" firmly believe that God does hear our prayers and does answer them according to His Will in our lives. His love for us goes beyond any concept we can even begin to grasp.
I will open today with my own morning prayer:
You truly are my Father, the one I come to with my joys, my sorrows, how I'm feeling at any particular time. I know that even if I think that something on my mind is small and trivial, that this is still important to You. You care about moment of my life, every thought that I have, every movement I make.
I lift my praises to You for the unconditional love You have shown me. Your love is greater than anything this world has to offer. I can do nothing, be nothing without Your strength, power, might, and love guiding me and directing me.
I ask that you lead me through this day with Your Will for me firmly implanted in my heart and mind. Let me show Your love to others by my actions and my words. Keep the enemy far from me. I have put on Your armor, God, as I do every morning of my life. Protect me from the stinging darts of others with Your armor of protection.
Again, draw me from those who will gossip at my place of work. I know that You do not want me participating in this downgrading of others. Help me to just walk away when I hear this happening and not be involved.
I pray that You will pour out your blessings on this venture that you have set me upon. Bring people who are in need of prayer so that we can continue to be a comfort to them in their times of distress or pain, join them in their praises, in their joyful moments, and most of all, share Your love for each and everyone of us--Your love which is the greatest gift of all--the sacrifice of You own Son so that we may have a closer relationship with You, forgiveness of our sins, salvation and an eternal life spent with You.
I place my children in Your hands this day, God, knowing that You know what is best for them. Lead them and guide them through this day. Today I surrender my control of them for Your control. Let Your Will be done in each of my 3 children.
Thank you, God, for this day--a new day to start afresh in You.
In Jesus' most precious Name I pray,
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.