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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

Many of us have experienced & weathered through storms in our lives. My favorite author, Max Lucado, has written a book entitled "In the Eye of the Storm" back in 1991 but the truths he shared still "hold water"(forgive my pun) in the storms of today. His main point is that you can be assured that within every torrent, there is a calm center...the eye of the storm.

So according to Max, "there is no storm strong enough to tear you away from your Source of Strength. No pain can hide the Savior from you. No disappointment can derail your journey to the Father. It's a matter of will ~ that continual leap of faith you make when your spirit is bruised."

Then he shares some reminders ~ a collection of "lighthouses" pointing the way to your Source of Strength. I have not had time to reread ALL that I wanted to share from Max's great writings, but I felt I must begin putting down some of my thoughts as I venture through the "waters" or look at past "storms" in my life and the ROCK I now stand on.


For some of us, this journey has been long, very long and stormy. In no way, do I wish to minimize or make light the difficulties that many of us have had to face along life's journey. It is so hard for some of us to see the Light (from the Lighthouse) in the midst of the storm, but we must forge ahead and press on, keep searching & moving forward towards the LIGHT!

Max reminded me that "God never said the journey would be easy, but He did say the arrival would be worthwhile." It is worth it!!!


In the left sidebar, is a bookmark from this book and if you click on it, not only can you read the fine print but you will be able to read a fine devotional by Max Lucado and can even download "The Laws of the Lighthouse". These are not merely opinions, ideas or preferences but God-given, time tested Truths that define how you should navigate your life. I don't know about you or where your life has "your lifeboat" but I'm tired of crashing against the rocks because I have ignored or not followed the signals, signs, warnings or the Light He gives me as a guide. Observing these gives me safe passage. Jesus told His disciples, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." His Life leads us into the Light from the darkness that overwhelms us at times. A wise captain of a ship follows the signals of the LIGHTHOUSE! Our storm may be His Path!

Read Matthew 14:13-36 specifically 22-36.

Has God ever used a storm "as His path to come to you"? Think about this.

What is your usual response in a storm? Do you find it easier to sit in the tossing boat than to step out into the water and walk in faith toward Jesus?


PSALM 61

O God, Most Holy LORD Almighty...Hear our cry....listen to our prayers on behalf of ...

From the ends of the earth, I call to you...Your children are calling to You...

I call as my heart grows faint...yeah Lord, I thank You for You bring me strength.

Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For You have been my Refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

I PRAISE YOU and THANK YOU, FOR YOU ARE and HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY ROCK!


THANK YOU for guiding me through the storms in life. THANK YOU for YOUR LIGHT in YOUR WORD that I find my strength & portion daily!

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UPDATES on Dr. Pierce:
We have been praying for Dr. Pierce, and there is an update regarding him on Through the Storms of Life. Please read it here and continue praying for him, his family and all those affected by this.
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There has been a new update regarding Dr. Pierce!! He can see!! Please read about this at Through the Storms of Life and continue praying for Dr. Pierce and his family!!


10 comments:

Angela said...

I am bringing this hear my beloved prayer warriors. My heart is very heavy, tears have welled up. I 'met' a precious sister in the Lord last week. She had redicated her life and started a blog. We had been emailing back and forth on the weekend.

The Holy Spirit was really placing her on my heart these last two days, I emailed her, no replies back. Checked her blog and found out it was closed down. I put up a post asking for prayer at my blog, and have brought the prayer here..Please pray with me.

Could you all please pray for Submissive Sweet . Her blog has been removed.

Father God, I lift up my precious sister, Your beloved daugther to Your throne. You have called us to come boldly to Your throne where we are able to receive grace and mercy in our time of need.

I bring my sister to You Lord. You KNOW her needs. You KNOW what is going on right now. You KNOW everything. Father, I cover her with the blood of Jesus Christ, I plead His blood upon her and against all the powers of the enemy. I draw the blood line Father God upon her and her surroundings. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I apply the keeping power of the blood of Jesus upon Caroline and her family.

Father, touch her mind, touch her heart, bless her lavishly. Let her sense You in her life right now. Let her feel Your lavish love pouring down upon her, from the top of her head to the tip of her toes. Heal my precious sister and she will be healed. Save her oh Lord and she will be saved for You are the One we praise.

Come Jesus, come and minister to her, let her know she is loved, she is cherished and she is the apple of God's eye, a beautiful crown of splendor in God's right hand.

Holy Spirit, You are her Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby and teaching her all things. Holy Spirit, thank You for placing her on my heart this morning and not letting it go until I came here to pray for her.

amen amen amen

sailorcross said...

My Father,

I join Angela in her prayer for Caroline. You have led Caroline to Angela, and she is concerned for her friend.

We do not know what is happening with her, Lord, but You do for You are all knowing, all powerful.

I pray that she remain safe in Your arms, draw her close to You, Lord. She has rededicated her life to You and we pray that You show her Your love for her in all ways.

Keep her faith in You strong and show her that You are always there for her, no matter what else is occurring in her life.

I also pray for comfort and peace for Angela in this, Lord. Help her to feel Your peace, Your comfort, Your arms embracing her as she prays about her friend, Caroline.

I pray that Caroline reaches out to Angela to let her know that is doing well, that she is fine and trusting in You.

I thank you, Father, for placing Angela's friend upon her heart and for bringing her here so that we may pray with her for her friend.

Reassure both Angela and Caroline with Your ever steady faithfulness and love,
and pour Your blessing upon both of them, Lord.

We love you, our Father. We praise You even in the storms of our lives. Help us to step out of the boat and into the waves, trusting that You will uphold us, uplift us, encourage us to continue in our love and trust in You.

You have shown us Your great love for us through the sacrifice of Your son, Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Bring Your peace to Angela and Caroline this day.

Show us the way, Lord. Light our paths with Your righteousness always!!

In Jesus' most precious name I pray,

Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for leading Angela here to request prayer for her new friend Caroline. Father, we do not know the reason for Caroline closing her blog, and not returning emails, but You know the reason. Caroline had just rededicated her life to You Father, please love on her, and keep her safe. Amen

Angela said...

Father I praise You for answer to prayer. I praise You for Your faithfulness. After writing this prayer request here at Lighthouse, I went to my email box, and there it was, an email from Caroline. Father, how precious are Your thoughts towards her. Thank You for the good work that You started in her, You WILL complete. Thank You so much for these mighty prayer warriors who have stood in the gap with me for Caroline. Thank You Father for hearing our cries and for answering them. You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords and those that hope in You will never be disappointed.
amen amen amen

Thank YOU SO MUCH my beloved sisters for staning in agreement with me for this precious sister.

Peggy said...

Heavenly Father...Thank You so much for answered prayers! You are an awesome God!

We continue to carry these sweet sisters that we have lifted in prayer to Your Throne for Your Hand upon their life & circumstances. We entrust them to Your more than capable Hands and trust You to complete a good work in them. Your Word never returns void and where 2 or 3 are gathered, there You are in our midst!

We thank You for sparing Dr. Pierce and plead with You to bring more healing to him. Surround his family with comfort, strength, peace and HOPE! Continue to protect them all!
Give wisdom to all the medical personnel attending to him. Bring miracles to Dr. Pierce! Remove his pain & help him to continue the good fight! He must not die because he has much to do for You. Continue to pursue justice in this & disclose not only WHO but WHY so the community can rest safely. Touch Dr. Pierce & this pneumonia now in Jesus Name, he has dealt with so much & with all the impending surgeries yet to be done,
He needs Your strength, He needs Your Healing Power, He needs Your holy anointing to flow through Him from the top of his head to the bottom of his foot! He is Yours & You are His and we commit His healing to the stripes You paid
for Him. You triumphed over ALL, even death! Thank You that You are Dr. Pierce's healer & Great Physician! Thank You for keeping Him alive! Thank You for each step of healing! Praise You for holding the Pierce Family close to Your heart! Remind them of Your Love today that never forsakes us! Thank You! Thank You for Your Promises in Your Word! Thank You that the Pierce family knows You! BE with them & all glory, honor & power is
YOURS!

Denise said...

I praise You Father for Your quick answer to our prayers concerning our sister Caroline. We love You, and will praise You forever.

Peggy said...

Alleluia...Praise You Father, Son & Holy Spirit! I declare Your Power alive today in Mazatlan. As Carnaval begins, I release Your
awesome saving grace & power throughout the streets and city!
I bind the evil and sin and release Your Kingdom principles! I thank You for each and every person involved in reaching souls with the saving power of Jesus Christ! I pray for safety & protection for everyone from the outreach workers to the city police and all personnel. I ask for a special hedge of protection around them.
I ask for You to lead and direct many to being open & receptive.
I come against the carnal behaviors and ask that You break the chains of captivity over the many lives that are lost and living without You! I thank You for breaking through apathy and releasing compassion. May we have eyes to see each individual as Your child with a purpose other than what we see.
May we have ears to hear and direct their lives & hearts to You as the answer. Break through all the strongholds and the enemy lines today and every day. May each person be covered in the full armor of Christ as we wrestle against the powers of darkness! Give us Your strength, wisdom, discernment & release the gifts of the Holy Spirit to minister effectively!
May we be instruments to Your Glory, used by You. May You lead the lost to find You through this outreach! Open the doors of Heaven and pour out Your blessings on those that need You! Let each one know Your Love! Be exalted, be glorified, be honored! Today & each day until 4 a.m. people will be living in the fast lane, but You Almighty God can direct their paths to living in Your lane, Your way!
Change lives, make a difference even in the lives of those serving You and evangelizing in this city.
Touch the Christian churches here
and revive Your Spirit, calling them to reaching their city for Jesus! Take away any hindrances, or attitudes that others can do it and ignite Your Spirit of "can do" in each person. I bless You for the many opportunities to reach souls for Jesus & lives that will be changed! Thank You Most Holy Savior, meet each person this day right where they are and draw them closer to You so we each want more of You & less of ourselves. Increase our desire for Your Word & fellowship with one another, where we truly bear one another's burden & love as You have commanded! Thank You for Your amazing, unfailing LOVE, Grace and mercy undeserved! Thank You for each person saved and those You save this week! I give You all glory, honor & praise, asking in the precious Name of Jesus & I take His authority & His righteousness to set the captives free! Thank You for being a beacon on a hill at Amistad Familiar & YWAM as they shine Your Light!
Thank You for being the Light of the lighthouse that searches to & fro...looking for one more! I am so thankful that You save me and deliver me as You keep me from harm, evil & the enemy daily. I love You! I will continue to serve You all the days that You give me!

I lift the WORDS of "AS WE PRAY" & "HEAR US FROM HEAVEN" to You. I know that I may not be able to be back here or respond on my blog for this time & I ask that You take control as I am busy serving You!

Lighthouse Prayer Line said...

Great post! If you get the opportunity, please pray over the prayer requests on the main page at http://LighthousePrayerLine.org .

God bless,
Mark Seay

ps- I love your theme too! ha Let's help each other and network our ministries.

sailorcross said...

My Father,

I come to You today to ask for healing for my daughter, Cara. She is ill with her asthma again, Lord. You know that this time of year is so hard for her, and she ends up in the hospital year after year.

She seemed to be doing better, and now has taken a turn for the worse.

Her asthma is acting up again. She is back on steroids to help reduce the inflammation in her lungs. Helpful for the lungs--bad her her diabetes.

I pray, Lord, that You place Your healing hands upon her and bring her through this most recent asthma flare up without hospitalization.

I pray that her breathing be eased, that she be able to draw full breath without struggling, that her coughing be subsided so that she may rest.

You know me, Lord, You know my Cara, and all of these things that I'm talking to You about. You already know, but I need to talk to You about her.

She is far from You, just like I used to be. She doesn't listen to the doctor's words of advice and take heed to them.

I come to You today to ask that You not only heal of her this illness, but also use this time to draw her close to You. She needs You so much in her life, and she just doesn't know!!

Let her feel Your hands upon her as she rests and heals from this. And give me comfort in knowing that even though she is far from You that You are with her every moment of every day, watching over her and keeping her safe and secure in Your love.

Lord, I ask that Cara be given the strength to stop smoking once and for all. You know, You know how she struggles with this--quits when she is ill and then gradually restarts again. She knows that she shouldn't smoke, but always turns back to this addiction. Free her from this, Lord!!

I know that You love my children, all 3 of them, and yet they remain so far from You. Use me so they me see Your love for them through me. Surround them with those that love You also so that they may see You at work in others' lives.

I pray that You bring them to You, Father, each of them in Your time. I am firm in my belief that this will happen, and God, I just want this to happen now. Help me to be patient and realize that when the timing is just right, that You will bring them to You.

I love you, My Father, My Precious Jesus. Bring Your healing power to Cara in her illness, and to all 3 of my children--heal them from their hurts from the past. It breaks me, Lord, breaks me, to realize that they are still holding on to things from their past, hurtful things. And I pray that they be able to let go of these things, put them behind and move on to realize their purpose in You.

In Your Son's Most Precious Name I pray,

Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I come to You on behalf of my dear friend Beth, her daughter Cara is very sick due to her asthma. Lord, please touch her with healing hands, take this from her. She also has diabetes Lord, which can be affected by everything, please keep her diabetes under control. I ask that You take from Cara the desire to smoke, so she can be more healthy. I ask all these things in Your precious name Lord. I love You.

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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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