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PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS and HOW THE LIGHTHOUSE WORKS

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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.

Friday, March 12, 2010

JESUS as WORD

moved from the beginning of the week of March 8th to here

Praying the Names of Jesus: A Daily Guide

Though Jill is currently doing a study on "Praying the Names of God" over at Forever n Ever n Ever, Crosswalk.com is currently sharing devotionals from Ann Spangler's "Praying the Names of Jesus" (Ann's words will be in blue).

I receive these daily in my email and so can you, too at Crosswalk.com on the left hand side is their sign-up at their site.

The study "Praying the Names of Jesus" is in its 11th week, and the Name of Jesus for this week is:


The Key Scripture, of course, is from John 1:14. On Monday, Ann shares "Understanding the Name" and how "His Name is Revealed" as the WORD (logos) ending with these words we can pray:

Jesus, You are the One and Only Word made flesh, speaking Your love and Your light into the world's thick darkness. Reshape my life through Your message of mercy. Give me ears to hear and a heart to do Your will. Make me eager and able to proclaim Your Word in season and out, confident in Your life-giving power and in Your enduring love.

On Tues., Weds., & Thurs., in both studies, we put into practice "praying the Name". This is the format that Ann uses to guide us in PRAYER as we:

Reflect On: John 5:24 - 26.

Praise God: For opening your ears to his Word.

Offer Thanks: For all the ways God has spoken through Jesus.

Confess: Any heedlessness of God's Word.

Ask God: To help you hide His Word in your heart.

Ann challenges us to memorize His WORD in John 5:24-26

This assurance is given to us by Jesus, the last, most perfect Word of God, who tells us that if you hear His Word and believe in the Father who sent Him, there is nothing you cannot survive — no tragedy, financial crisis, emotional problem, illness, betrayal, disappointment, or accident. Nothing can ever tear you away from Christ. Even death, the most final of all calamities, cannot destroy your hope, because Jesus, the all-powerful Word of God, assures you that he will call you out of your grave. His is the voice that spoke the world into being, that healed the sick and delivered those in torment. And His is the voice that you will certainly hear on the very last day calling your name.

We generally end our official prayers...in Jesus Name... so it only seems right to share this study as well with you to help us all "Praying in the Names of Jesus"

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PRAISE YOU Lord, for opening my ears to Your WORD! You are the One and Only Word made flesh. In the beginning was the Word and You are the WORD! Praise You Jesus! Thank You Holy Spirit for making the Word of Jesus alive to me.

I confess any time that I was thoughtless of Your Word; inconsiderate of the value and truth it holds for my life. Forgive me Lord, for not always obeying Your Word. Forgive me for not living Your Word daily and sharing with others.

Thank You God for all the ways that You have spoken to us through Jesus. Thank You for speaking Your love and Your Light into the darkness of this world. Thank You Jesus that nothing can ever tear us away from You. Not even death can destroy our hope in You.

Help me to guard Your Word in my heart so I have Your Word ready to share when I need the sword of Truth; Your Word, You.

Continue to reshape my life through Your message of mercy. Give me ears to hear and a heart to do Your will.

I ask this in the precious Name of Jesus...

We all know Amy Grant's song "Thy WORD is a lamp unto my feet" so I thought I'd share another one new & a bit more upbeat. (but the link is to Amy & Michael W. Smith)




May HIS WORD be a lamp unto your feet and light your path! Pray in Jesus' Name.


4 comments:

Peggy said...

Dear God, Today I want to pray for all the widows and widowers in the world. They have lost their soul mates, their closest confidante, their special loved one, and life's helpmeet. This is not an easy thing. Whether married a short time or married for 50 years or more, young or older, the loss is great. I pray for comfort, for peace that only you can give, for your presence to fill that hole in their lives, for extra special grace from you. I also pray that You would give them precious, understanding friends to lend a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, just to be there and be quiet sometimes, to help them with things they need help with, and to have fun with. And bless those friends for their ministry. Thank you Lord for your ever-present Spirit. In Jesus' name

from Ephesians Four Ministries (TGIF)

Anonymous said...

Dear God, I lift up men to you today. I pray that you will continue to reach out and draw them to you. I pray that every man will have his deepest spiritual need met...to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I pray that men will stand up and be strong Christian men who live their biblical values, who are loving and full of your joy, who are disciplined and focused, who are honest and just. May you touch them today. Anoint them to fulfill the special purposes and tasks you have planned for them. Guide them, direct them, protect them as they go about your business and as they live each day as beacons of your love and examples of your strength. May they become great men of integrity and influence, great leaders in their homes, communities, nations or the world--according to your desire for them. May they give and receive respect for others, as they respect your Word and your will. We love you, Father, and thank you for hearing our prayer. In Jesus' name

from Ephesians Four Ministries (TGIF)

Peggy said...

Dear Jesus, You are the key to my happiness. You are the key to my life. You are the key to my future. I have heard You knocking and I'm opening the door. Please come into my heart and guide my every thought and move. Bless me and make me a blessing to others. In Your precious name I pray...

Peggy said...

Dear God, People are always asking me "How are you?" Most of the time, it is just a greeting. They really don't want to know how I am. I admit that in a rush, I'll pass by someone and greet him or her with a "Hi. How are you doing?" Even though I care, I don't really expect to spend a long time in conversation to get all the details of how that person really is doing. That's sad. Please help me to be willing to sacrifice a little of my time and to take a few moments to offer a sincere and caring response. Maybe I should just say, "Fine...and how can I help you today?" or "Been a little under the weather, but doing great today. May I help you... or May I pray for you..." or whatever you lay upon my heart to say and do. I want to give a more personal touch...to be a blessing to others and show your love in my response. In Jesus' name I thank 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.

To read MORE go here with Presidential Prayer Team