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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BIBLE and PRAYER RESOURCE


 I don't know if many of you know about this wonderful website and what a great source of wealth they have available: from devotionals to daily reading plans to study and web tools, audio and video, various versions of the Bible and commentaries with so much more.

The reason that I chose to share them today as we approach the New Year is doublefold. To make you aware of their site so you can choose a Daily Reading Program for this new year and to share a series of devotionals written by Bob Hoekstra, called Day by Day by Grace because since Christmas week until December 28th, he was sharing on...
PRAYER

a topic, near and dear to our hearts here at the Lighthouse of Prayer. I'm hoping that you will take time to read each of the following as a way to prepare your heart from God's Word for 2011 and be blessed by coming to the throne of God for others, as is our intention here - that we would intentionally set aside time
to meet with God and dialog, but also lift up our brothers and sisters that have need of prayer as we encounter them as we weave in and out of our daily life both REAL and VIRTUAL. Please consider coming here when you encounter a need of another, your own need, or to lift up the people on our weekly PRAYER REQUESTS/PETITIONS! You are always welcome to leave a link to someone who needs prayer or your own for prayer. You are always welcome to just come here and leave a prayer. 

I wish that I could write as Bob Hoekstra has written but since I can't and I cannot share the devotionals here, I am linking you to them at Blue Letter Bible by title (click and it should take you there)

An Invitation to Pray at the Throne of Grace

More on an Invitation to Pray at the Throne of Grace

Praying Without Ceasing to the God of All Grace 

December 22nd, 2010

The God of all gracepray without ceasing. 

December 23rd, 2010
Pray without ceasing…Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray 
and not lose heart…"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him?"
December 24th, 2010
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end 
with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18)

Hoekstra, Bob. "More on an Invitation to Pray at the Throne of Grace," Day By Day By Grace. Blue Letter Bible. 

19 Mar 2004. 29 Dec 2010.

Walking with Jesus the Way We Received Him


Jesus, You are my all in all. I am so thankful for the Your Gift to us, Your aMazing Grace, Your faithfulness, Your unfailing love... You gave us new life and Your Spirit to live and work in us. I desire to be more effective in the call to pray unceasingly. Stir our hearts to pray more for one another. Teach us how to pray as You prayed and follow Your gracious example of a life of prayer, coming before the Throne of Grace, we humbly bow to You.

Let us walk into 2011 with a heart surrendered to Your Spirit, listening to Your voice, following in Your foot steps, Your Way, the Truth and the Light of Your Word in us!

This is our PRAYER and for you, we hope it is yours: 



A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO EACH ONE OF YOU! A NEW SEASON ~ of GROWTH, CHANGE and PEACE! Thank you all who come here to pray and lift prayers to the Throne of Grace!

Monday, December 27, 2010

PRAYERS for the CHRISTIAN WALK ~ FRUITFULNESS

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Walking in Peace
Prayers that Prevail
[source of the following prayer]

Colossians 3:15
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, 
since as members of one body you were called to peace. 
And be thankful."


Dear God, 


How I thank You for Your peace which passes all understanding and keeps my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
You keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on You because I trust in You. Isaiah 26:3-4 Your peace is so precious to me. Help me to trust You always.


Your peace in my heart is the umpire that tells me what's right and wrong. I ask You, Lord to help me follow the guidance of Your peace in my heart. Colossians 3:15


Help me, in so far as it is possible, to live in peace with those outside the Body of Christ, as well as with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Romans 12:18 Don't let me make excuses for strife and unforgiveness. Help me remember it takes two to quarrel and a soft answer turns away wrath. Proverbs 15:1


Keep my tongue from evil, and my lips from speaking guile. I seek and pursue peace in  my heart. Psalm 34:13,14 Lord Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 and I want to be Your follower.


Help me to be a fruit bearing Christian, Lord, one who shows forth the fruit of peace in all my relationships. James 3:18 As I learn to live in the Spirit, help me to walk in peace Galatians 5:25
with You, God, my fellow man Hebrews 12:14 and with myself. Peace is such a precious possession, and I want to guard it carefully. Teach me never to do anything that will disturb Your precious peace.


I will trust in You forever because in You there is everlasting peace and strength.


When I follow Your commandments Lord, You promise to give peace like a river, and Your righteousness as the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18 Because I have been justified by faith, I will always have peace with You, Father, through my Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1


Thank You Jesus for leaving Your peace with me. You have imparted You peace to me through
Your Holy Spirit and I receive it now as I pray. Because You don't give as the world gives, I know the peace You've given to my heart will keep me from ever again being troubled  or afraid. John 14:27


Your peace makes me certain of all the truth of Your Word. Thank You, Jesus. 


Other Scriptures: Psalm 29:11, Galatians 5:22 from Prayers that Prevail


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Other posts on PEACE:
PRAYING HIS PEACE OVER US


TOPIC 4 TODAY: STRESS/ WORRIES/ ANXIETY for PEACE


Thursday, December 16, 2010

PRAYER PETITIONS LIFTED TO HIS THRONE

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
"For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them."
This is meant to be an interactive blog based on a comment and response system

PLEASE WRITE YOUR PRAYER, PRAYER REQUEST, PRAISE, THANKS in the place that would normally read comments after the most recent post, here it will read 


"PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD."

We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers, written as a response to your petition there. 

We are encouraging you all to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them. 

The Linky asks for a blog link (BUT you need not fill that in if you don't have a blog or the person that you are requesting prayers for does not). The intention of this is so the people will go "visit" the person to encourage them or find out more about the situation. Thank you for sharing people that you find need prayer. 


Thank you for lifting one another in prayer. God bless you as you pray. May His Holy Spirit fill you as you stand in the gap.


You may add REQUESTS on Linky (if there is one working) or in the comments if not... but remember NO COMMENTS ~  ONLY PRAYERS please


Sorry that the Lighthouse is not being tended currently, but the Almighty sees and hears each one of you as you come here to pray for someone or ask for prayer... HE IS HERE, HE IS WITH YOU...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

IDOP 2010
This Sunday is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Persecution Blog


The Voice of the Martyrs ~ prayer updates ~ is the sponsor of this yearly event, but they encourage us to pray daily for our persecuted brothers and sisters, not merely this one day a year. For RESOURCES

"How to PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH" CCCI

"Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs.
Right now 200 million people face persecution for believing in Jesus and 60% of those people are children, according to Christians in Crisis International Ministry, a prayer advocacy ministry for persecuted believers." (go here to read more from Campus Crusade for Christ International)

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. ...
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."

Video

Friday, November 12, 2010

PRAYER PETITIONS LIFTED TO HIS THRONE

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
Ecclesiastes 4:12
"For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them."
Matthew 18:20

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on a comment and response system

PLEASE WRITE YOUR PRAYER, PRAYER REQUEST, PRAISE, THANKS in the place that would normally read comments after the most recent post, here it will read 


"PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD."

We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers, written as a response to your petition there. 

We are encouraging you all to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them.

The Linky asks for a blog link (BUT you need not fill that in if you don't have a blog or the person that you are requesting prayers for does not). The intention of this is so the people will go "visit" the person to encourage them or find out more about the situation. Thank you for sharing people that you find need prayer. 


You may add REQUESTS on Linky (if there is one working) or in the comments if not... but remember NO COMMENTS ~  ONLY PRAYERS please. Thank you for lifting one another in prayer. God bless you as you pray. May His Holy Spirit fill you as you stand in the gap

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ADORATION PRAYERS and PRAISE

Let us take time at this place to 


ABIDE and ADORE Our Lord


Let us speak Words of love and adoration to Him!

A prayer of ADORATION comes from the heart, expressing our love, awe, respect or reverence to God. It actually means to put one's hands up to their mouth to give a kiss to the one they are worshiping. For SCRIPTURES and more on PRAISE return to our previous posts HERE and here.

There is and will be another post for leaving your prayer petitions (requests or needs of others) so that we may intercede together with you. 


This one is for PRAISE and ADORATION Prayers only please! I can't think of any better way to start our week with Our Lord and King than praising Him, exalting Him, and adoring Him!



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

THANKFUL for AN ANSWER FOR EVERY PRAYER

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THANK YOU LORD! 


May we be thankful for every answer.


"Remember: sometimes He says "yes," sometimes He says "no," 
and sometimes He says "wait" - 
but His answer is always His perfect will." ~ 
This quoted reminder is from Heather Joy


*received in an email

Monday, October 18, 2010

HEALING


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpDisoU9qY performed by Jason Upton


Prayer of Release
I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return. 2 Timothy 1:12 NLT

Heavenly Father, I release to you the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness.

Father, calm my restless spirit, quiet my anxious heart, still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control. I let go of my grip upon the things I have been hanging onto, with opened hands I come to You. I release to Your will all that I am trying to manipulate; I release to Your authority all that I am trying to control; I release to Your timing all that I have been striving to make happen.

I thank You for Your promise to sustain me, preserve me, and guard all that I have entrusted to Your keeping. Protect my heart and mind with Your peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Father, may Your will be done in my life, in Your time, and in Your way.

Scriptures: 
Psalm 55:22 

1 Peter 5:7

Philippians 4:6

Matthew 6:25-34

Isaiah 26:3

Luke 11:2

Thy will, oh Lord, NOT mine, be done... from Nicole at As My World Turns for her Word Filled Wednesday with a beautiful image of Jesus carrying ... YOU ... or whomever...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ADORATION PRAYERS and PRAISE

As the eagle flies on the wings of morning
Like the sun that rises in the eastern sky





With a voice of praise and a heart that's overflowing
I worship You the living God Most High...

[to hear this song & see a beautiful video of "ADORATION"]
Visit

http://songsofpraise.org/
ADORATION
[the video is on the right; just the song on the left]


meanwhile


I'd like to start a new tradition at "The Lighthouse of Prayer" of starting our week off with PRAYERS of ADORATION and PRAISE or anytime you come here stop by the post for PRAYERS of ADORATION and PRAISE first before you leave


A prayer of ADORATION comes from the heart, expressing our love, awe, respect or reverence to God. It actually means to put one's hands up to their mouth to give a kiss to the one they are worshiping.


There is and will be another post for leaving your prayer petitions (requests or needs of others) so that we may intercede together with you. This one is for PRAISE and ADORATION ONLY please! Write your PRAYER of ADORATION and PRAISE to God in "PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD" (normally for comments but prayers only here)(no comments-thank you)


Psalm 18:1-3

For scripture and more PRAISE and ADORATION go to our previous post HERE. Look for this each SUN ... SONday 

COME LET US ADORE
and PRAISE HIM
for
WHO HE IS!

PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT AND BE A PART OF PRAISING GOD


31 Days of Praise


Prayer Requests this Week (petitions for others) is a separate post


* this post was moved forward from last Sunday and lyrics of 1st song shortened...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
Ecclesiastes 4:12

"For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them."
Matthew 18:20

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on a comment and response system

PLEASE WRITE YOUR PRAYER, PRAYER REQUEST, PRAISE, THANKS in the place that would normally read comments after the most recent post, but here it will read "PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE of GOD."

We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions), or Praises to God in what normally would be the comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers, written as a response to your petition there. 

We are asking you all to pray whenever you read a need of someone, please respond here with a prayer. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here.  

The Linky asks for a blog link (you need not fill that in if you don't have a blog or the person that you are requesting prayers for does not). The intention of this is so the people will go "visit" the person to encourage them or find out more about the situation. Thank you for sharing people that you find need prayer.


You may add REQUESTS on Linky (if there is one working) or in the comments if not... but remember NO COMMENTS ONLY PRAYERS please


A new list for the week of October 17th... (I'm recording them here, in case we loose Linky again).
  1. Andrea's husband's aunt passed away on Saturday, funeral will be on Wednesday.
  2. financial provision for Pia's friend Sylvia, salvation of her dad, healing of her mom's diabetes, and restoration of Pia's marriage. 
  3. prayers for Sherry's ministry
  4. Lisa's uncle Bill passed away, funeral is today
  5. Heather Joy  and here's another post link; shrink huge uterine tumor & treatment
  6. Elaine
  7. Denise's (Shortybear) sister's husband's Uncle Gary (accident w/tractor roll over)
  8. Amy's ex husband, the father of her 3 children, passed away yesterday of a massive heart attack. He was only 35. 
  9. Kat's brother-in-law, Ken (update to above) urgent need still
  10. Whidbey's Woman's husband Ron (cat scan and results) continued recovery
  11. Zane (update:he is having third grafting surgery at noon today(Wednesday) and Courtney
  12. Susanna and her parents (Thursday, she is having her cell transplant)
  13. Friends (Nicole & Oscar) and family of Jeffrey (sudden & unexpected death)
  14. JBR (migraines and past, she's working through the healing)
  15. Stacy (praise but also asking for specific prayer  that her body would receive the Taxol without a reaction and that it would do the job intended on any lingering cancer cells)
  16. For John Dean M. who has a mass near his forhead. He is a former cancer survivor. He has lost everything once from ANNESPHAMILY 
  17. Amanda's sister Lisa's salvation. Lisa just lost a close friend to breast cancer. 
  18. MTJ (healing for his son and wife) and also his family in the loss of their aunt; safe travels and some peaceful sleep & rest for a physically exhausting week
  19. Tiffany (God's direction, guidance, wisdom in her ministry and outreach) birthday blessings, also her STS small group 









Please see our posts for PRAYERS of ADORATION/PRAISE and GIVING THANKS (Thurs.)

But nonetheless PRAY, PRAY, PRAY so many people need us to PRAY!

Many of these prayers are continual and from PRAYER REQUESTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK that we had carried over to this week since we lost the LINKY last week. To READ that list, please GO HERE but the prayers are ALL here.


Remember NO COMMENTS ONLY PRAYERS please!!!





It's Time to Pray


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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