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

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

PRAISE GOD!

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If you have a personal and confidential prayer request, please contact us at lighthouseofprayer@gmail.com

Your request will remain confidential, and you will be answered and prayed for personally.


We come to God with our prayers of praise, our prayers of need for ourselves and others.

God has chosen this week to bless me beyond my imagination in all that He has provided to me, an answer to a prayer that I have raised persistently to Him for over 5 years. He has chosen this week to use a young man that I have known since his childhood to bless me with a place I can call "my home" until He calls me to my home with Him. He is restoring to me what I have lost in the past and would never be able to replace on my own.

I am sharing my prayer of thanksgiving and praise to God here with you so that you may join in my celebration of God's goodness to us. (know that I am crying through this prayer, tears of joy in MY GOD!)

Abba,

My Abba! You know me through and through. You know my heart, my mind, my soul. You know my past, You know my present, You know my future.

I have prayed to You for 5 years now, waiting patiently. Yes, Your child waiting patiently for You to answer. I never gave up hope or trust in You that this prayer would be answered.

I have lost so much in the past, not due to my own actions, and I turned to You in my despair. You have held me in Your arms, comforting me through all of this time, leading me onward and upward towards You.

And now, this week, this past week, You have chosen to use a young man named Josh, using him to bless me extraordinarily. You have blessed me with a home, not only a home--but a beautiful home near the water which You know I love. You have provided a place for me to sit and soak in Your presence.

Here, in this new home, I have neighbors who are friendly and willing to help me in whatever way I may need. Here I can listen to music to praise and worship You--anytime I choose to without fear of disturbing others.

You even knew how much I love fireplaces and mantels, and much to my surprise, there they were! You have supplied me with all my wishes and dreams for a new place to call my home here on this earth.

A home, Lord, a home that You have provided for me. I cannot even begin to thank You enough. I have been thanking You for days, crying for joy for days.

I come to the foot of Your Throne to thank You, Lord. Thank You for blessing me and always holding me close to You. I have promised You that I will never turn my face from you again--a promise I made many years ago. I have not and I will not.

You are the GREAT GOD, the GREAT I AM, the HOLIEST of HOLY, and I praise and thank You for all You have done in my life.

And Abba, I thank You for holding me closely and never letting me go, even when I was far from You--You were still there for me--I just didn't know it! And I thank You also for all of those times--times when You provided for me, seemingly coming out of nowhere, and it was YOU!!

God, I ask Your blessings upon this new home that You have provided for my son and I. May this home be a place to glorify YOUR NAME ALWAYS!!

I ask that You continue to pour Your blessings upon Josh--Josh with his ever giving heart and spirit.

As I share my story of Your provision with others, I am asking that seeds be planted in their hearts and minds, seeds of Your love for them also, leading them to You.

For I am giving You all the glory, all the praise, all the thanks in this entire situation. This is not something that I could have ever done on my own. I know that I can do nothing on my own without You. You have provided for me once again, provided me with a home, Lord! A home!!

I give You all glory, honor, praise!!

I love You, Lord with all my heart, with all my strength, with all my mind, with all my soul.

I thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to us, Your great sacrifice of Your own Son so that we may see You in the flesh, see and feel Your love for us pouring out. I pray that You give me the strength and courage to always share this love and sacrifice with others so that they, too, can have Your great blessings poured out upon them.

In Jesus' name, I pray,

Your child,

Beth

Amen


6 comments:

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I lift up many praises to You on my friend Beths behalf. I praise You for blessing her with restoration in her life, I praise You for answereing her hearts prayer. I ask that You bless dear Josh for showing such kindness. I ask that You bless this home with much love. Amen

Angela said...

Father God, as I prayed with Beth her written prayer to You, what came to my heart instantly was Joshua 1:9. Father God, You are the great Provider and we give You glory.
amen amen amen

Marsha said...

Father, I thank You for choosing to answer Beth's heart cry with a new home. I thank You for the testimony she has been in the life of this young man, for her to think so highly of her. May the work of his hand continue to prosper and bless him for his kindness and compassion. May you continue to be The One to receive the honor and glory. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Beth,
My heart is rejoicing with you in your praises from the heart. He has truly has given you your hearts desires and has so much in store for you ahead. The best is yet to come my sistah!! so walk in the almighty power of his victorious plans for you.

Hugz Lorie

Denise said...

Dear Lord, I praise You for a new day that You have blessed me with. I praise You for loving me unconditionally. I praise You for watching over me. I praise You for being who You are. I love You, I love You. Amen

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Amen. God is awesome in this blog. Thank you, God, for all answered prayers, and also to those that are yet to be answered. We believe that you set everything in your perfect time.

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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.

To read MORE go here with Presidential Prayer Team