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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

HEART for PRAYER and PEOPLE to PRAY

Every Friday, there are two memes that I know of that focus on PRAYER to get us involved with being united in PRAYER, coming together for one another. Many bloggers have a page or prayer ministry for requests... but God wants us to draw together and PRAY. The reason I wrote this out part by part is to walk you through what you can pray but it's as simple as just speaking your heart to God. He's listening... please PRAY and begin to leave PRAYERS not just say so.




PLEASE JOIN Angela or  Tea with Tiffany and make our prayers COUNT... 

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Dear Readers - brothers and sisters in Christ,

I have noticed many movements of PRAYER and places set up for PRAYER for our Nation for spiritual revival and renewal.

Jesus declared that His followers are the "SALT" of the earth and the "light" of the world - Matthew 5:13-16. We must become engaged in this battle for our nation's soul and to me that includes each of us and our own soul. It would be extremely difficult to restore our nation's moral foundations until we as Christians experience revival in our own lives and in our churches.

A spiritual battle is being waged across our nation. We need all our spiritual weapons and the force of all of us united in PRAYER! God's people must pray for a great outpouring of God's Spirit on them, the churches, and the nation. When God responds with His outpouring, His people will be empowered and motivated to do the hard work of restoring our nation's moral foundation.

I am paraphrasing something I recently read on one of the many sites on PRAYER and made note of for me but forgot to cite which place...yet the WORDS echoed in the depths of my soul and I wept. I wept because
I see PEOPLE in NEED everywhere, many that say they will pray, and I'm sure that many do but here at THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER, I have not noticed many come here and leaving a PRAYER for anything.

This breaks my heart. So then I seek God's heart and I wonder how GOD'S heart must break as HE calls us to PRAY, we say that we will but where is our time being spent? I am asking this in LOVE: so where are our prayers? where are our hearts? where are we thirsting for God? where are we longing for His Word?  where is our concern for the lost? where is our repentance so that our nation will be changed? where are you in your personal revival or drawing closer to God? 


REVIVAL begins when CHRISTIANS long for a CLOSER WALK with God

...and DO SOMETHING about IT


"Even now," declares the LORD,
       "return to me with all your heart,
       with fasting and weeping and mourning."
Joel 2: 12-
read the rest up to verse 17

PERSONAL REVIVAL
Scripture Reflection: Psalm 63:1-3, John 4:13-14, Matthew 5:6
  • PRAISE GOD for WHO HE IS
  • Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
  • Allow His Spirit to draw you near
  • Listen as He speaks to you
  • PRAY asking God to give you a deeper longing to walk with Him
  • Ask Him to reveal Himself to you
  • Ask God to help you put your relationship with Him before all things
  • Ask God to Remind you of His great love for you
  • Ask God to Draw you close to Himself, Refresh your spirit, Renew your spiritual joy
  • Thank God for hearing you
  • Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will
  • PRAY for PERSONAL REVIVAL
  • Today, on October 1st in one of the prayer guides for 40 days of prayer, they started praying this past week for CHURCH REVIVAL. The focus for today's is

CHURCH FRIENDS WHO NEED A TOUCH FROM GOD
for me that means BLOG FRIENDS also... 
and there are PLENTY in need 
of God's touch

People all around us are in need of God's spiritual touch and encouragement

Meditate on these Bible passages, let the Holy Spirit speak to you and show you how they address your life, your church, your friends and the nation. Let the Holy Spirit draw you into God's presence, open your heart to Him before you begin to intercede:

3 John 1:2
James 5:13,16
Matthew 9:27-29
Once again...





  • PRAISE GOD for WHO HE IS... 
  • Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
  • Allow His Spirit to draw you near
  • Listen as He speaks to you
Ask God to ...
  • Fill your heart with love for your friends (or one in particular on our list or from the many prayer needs of bloggers
  • Help you know what encouraging words to share with them
  • Surround them with His angels and fill them with His Spirit
  • Remind them of His great love for them
  • Create some divine encounters with people that would encourage them
  • Restore their joy in their walk with Him
  • Help them see things from God's perspective






    Thank God for hearing you and trust that God is at work to accomplish His will


    Please don't be afraid to PRAY or if you are, than write that in your prayer and ask God for help to be bold enough to pray. If you can't write a prayer, even anonymously here, how can you share Jesus and be a witness in your neighborhood or with your loved ones. We should be praying for them also!
    Praying that you are BOLD enough to write a prayer.

    I thank God for each of YOU and truly hope you will start leaving prayers.

    PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THIS WEEK HERE if you need someone to pray for... or have a petition to add there...



    8 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Lord, forgive me for not drawing near to You and for moving out ahead of Your waiting room. Even though I am in a waiting room in respect to some of the dreams and promises of my life doesn’t mean I am to shut down or be inactive. There are other people in the waiting room with me and I will go about doing good on their behalf even while I wait. As I give, it will be given to me, pressed down, shaken together and running over.

    I wait upon You and my strength is renewed and my heart is thereby given to service to You and to others. I sow good things and I reap good things.

    My heart is to do Your will in all respects. I am about Your business and You are about mine. I wait in Your presence.

    Lord, though my sins were once scarlet, they are now white as snow… they are separated from me for you were made to be sin on my behalf.

    I was once dead in my sin and without hope until I found You.

    I found you and now I am a new, beautiful expression of your heart…a beautiful expression created in the image of God for His glory.

    All the Lord is dwells in me. I am His abiding place. Everything I can do or ever be is contained within the glorious presence of the Lord in me, the hope of glory.

    The thoughts and intents of His heart speak to me and show me His desires and purpose for my life. He withholds nothing from me for I am one who walks uprightly. Destiny and purpose are in me because He is in me and I am in Him.

    Therefore, I pray for my heart to be soft and pliable in His hands.
    I ask you Lord to shape my heart till it is a fountain poured out in compete surrender to Your will and ways. Restore every area of my past…invigorate my present with refreshing and revelatory knowledge and lay more groundwork for a future of hope and expectation according to Your Word.

    Hope in You will never disappoint for You are faithful to the end. I come into agreement with Your Word already within me and I choose to feast on Your Word that I might grow in discerning Your will on a daily basis. Your living Word is life to me…good medicine to me and is even now changing me from glory to glory. I am made new in Jesus Name...

    One Heart said...

    Father, thank You that one day in heaven You will reveal the warriors who may not have always been so visible or seemed so stirred yet prayed up storms for even their enemies. You know hearts and I am so thankful for that. Lead Your people to pray in the Spirit, led by Your Holy Spirit alone. You lead us each very uniquely.

    I pray that You give Peggy the peace which comes from the understanding that it is not how many people come here but that many may be praying in so many ways and this page is simply an example and a seed and a place You've called her to. She is to serve You here with eyes shut and her spirit focused on You. Use this seed to stir Your people and if that leads them to other places and other ways, then by all means glory to Your name and not our own.

    Although I am aware that this nation is in a crisis as is this entire world, I also know that all of these things must happen for the coming of Your Son. I rest in the knowledge that Your name is greater. I simply ask that You would continue to open the eyes of the blind and use every single detail to fulfill Your plan, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done.

    It is in the precious and most holy name of Jesus Christ that I pray. Amen.

    Peggy said...

    Father, Thank You for One Heart's prayer and Your peace! Thank You for seeds planted! Thank You for prayers proclaimed wherever they are said! Thank You for the Call to Prayer that the many organizations are doing; Pray the Vote, If My People Pray, Pray & Act, Global Day of Prayer... it is all of these that are asking us to humble ourselves and seek You!

    Praise be to You for who You are the Alpha and Omega ~ the Great I AM!

    Lord Jesus, thank You for interceding on our behalf! You never forsake us nor leave us as we come to You & seek You first, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    Holy Spirit, May my mind be controlled by You, for that is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) Speak Words of wisdom and discernment.

    Father, You know that I came to You with this and ask Your heart what to share. Forgive me if I was offensive to anyone. All I know is that Denise carries much of the load here and if everyone shared and cared for each other the burden would not fall on anyone but each one would be covered by two or more joined together with us for the many needs. I thank You that Denise brings our attention to so many prayers that are needed.

    I thank You for each person who prays in silence, in passing, however they choose. I am just weary as I see so many needs and I seek the intercessors or prayer warriors to rise up. We may not all have the burden or gift to intercede but we still can pray
    once in awhile. But You are in control and You see each and every need, situation, and hold the answer.

    If I have spoken out of place, I ask for forgiveness. Yet I believe that You are calling us to come to You. I come and sit, giving You all these burdens, each sweet person on the "prayer requests" and I ask You to meet with them in Jesus' beloved Name and I give You praise & thanks
    for each one. Touch, heal, comfort, and be with them. I love You, Lord! I love those who share their time here, whether they pray or just come!

    Peggy said...

    Most Holy Almighty God, I praise You for who You are! You are the Healer!
    You are the Great Physician! You are Jehovah Jireh! You are Jehovah Nissi!
    You are Counselor, Comforter, Mighty Defender and Deliverer! You are Our Advocate! You are Our Savior!

    Have mercy on us. Forgive us for anything that is not from You! May we decrease as You increase in us. Draw near to us and each dear person on the prayer petitions for this week!

    Fill our hearts with love for one another! Come Holy Spirit and bring words of encouragement to each one.
    Surround them with Your angels and fill them with Your Spirit!

    You love One Heart, Susana, Bonnie's family, Melanie, Susan, Abby, Jennifer, Angela, Stacy, Denise, heather Joy, Brenda, Beth, the spoken and unspoken needs and the ones that never made it here.
    You love each one & do not desire anyone to perish without coming to You! May each one & their families
    know You in a deep, personal way.
    Speak Your Words to them. may their ears be open to hear and receive. Breath afresh on them. Restore their joy in their walk with You!
    May You give them an extra portion of Your Strength, Peace and Comfort! Be with them in their time of need or trouble. Meet them and help them with whatever burden they may have this moment! Give us Your perfect peace and understanding as
    we come to You, lifting them to Your Holy Throne!

    For You alone are holy! You have the power to move mountains! To You we give all glory, honor and praise! I ask for Your special favor in Jesus Name on each need & every request be done according to Your Will and I thank You.

    Peggy said...

    O Abba Father, help me hear Your voice and know Your will for my life. Even more, dear Father, convict me through the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life and give me the courage to live out those convictions for Your glory.

    Almighty LORD, Father of mercy and God of all grace, thank you for filling me with your Spirit to remind me that you have spoken and kept your word to us. Give me a deeper appreciation of your promises and a more passionate anticipation of their fulfillment.

    O Father, please work in my life and work in my heart through the Holy Spirit so that I can better understand You in all of Your glory and so that I can fulfill Your purposes to use me to bless Your people and bring You praise

    O Holy Spirit, God who is present within me, help me to know Your will. Help me discern Your timing. Guide me to the places where I can be most useful to You at the time that is most advantageous to grow Your Kingdom, bless Your children, and reach the lost.

    O Holy Spirit, LORD of my life's direction, please prevent me from mistakes of timing and place. Protect me in those moments when I miss where you want me to be and gently put me back on the right road in concert with your timing. To you be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus and in my life.

    Thank You for the soldiers in Your army, the prayer warriors, those who intercede and stand with us in prayer! We are One in You! We need more but we will trust that You hear the cries and fill the needs!

    I am thankful for the visible and the invisible that lift their hearts to You! For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities, spiritual forces, powers of the dark world! Let us be strong in You, O Lord and in the power of Your mighty power. For it is not by might, nor by power but by Your Spirit! So once more, we thank You for all of this in Jesus' name...

    Peggy said...

    Dear Lord,

    Thank You for this day. Thank You for my being able to see, to hear, to speak, to move about this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving and understanding God. You have done so much for me. I have witnessed Your hand of blessing, Your miraculous power in my life and the lives of those I love, and You just keep on blessing me.

    Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to You. I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me, my family, and my church family safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a positive and Christ-focused attitude and plenty of gratitude. Please clear my mind of distractions so that I can hear from You and please direct my steps today.
    Thank You so much, in Jesus' name..

    Denise said...

    Dear precious heavenly Father, I thank You for who You are. Thank You for loving me, taking care of me, being my everything. I ask that You look deep within my heart, see if there be any wickedness. If there is, please forgive me, and set me free, cleanse me, and renew me Father. I want to walk with You, be a shining light, not a dim light soon to go dark. I want to stand with my beloved brothers and sisters and fight the good fight of faith. I thank You from the bottom of my heart for my sweet sister Peggy. She never quits fighting for Your Kingdom, no matter how weary she may grow, she marches on for You. Encourage her Father, love on her extra sweetly. Help me to encourage her anyway I possibly can, and help her in this work for lost souls, and the hurting souls. Thank You, we love You so very, very much. Amen

    Peggy said...

    ABBA... Right now, my sister Denise needs a TOUCH from YOU! Denise needs a MIRACLE from You!

    I have left prayers here and so has Denise! So as I cry out and I have sent out her urgent need for prayer
    to as many as I could think of that I know that know her, I trust that You will bring healing! Give Denise Your strength, Your calm, Your peace, Your wisdom, Your divine care and intervention! Denise is a precious daughter that stands in the gap for many of us. So today, we stand in the gap for her as she goes about, to her medical professionals that You, will cause
    all levels to return quickly to the level that they should be. Thank You for caring for Denise and Lovebug! Be with them both as they face this together!

    Thank You!

    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