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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.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PRAY for OUR NATION and OUR LEADERS

This is from the "CALL TO PRAYER" from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) for 40 days that started on September 1st, 2010. Each day, they post giving direction for that day. We shared those in the "Prayers Lifted to the Throne" back here and also more here.
40 days of prayer
Always Pray II Chronicles 7:14 

Each Day
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

II Chronicles 7:14


Consider the instructions given to Israel and apply these instructions to your life today.  God directs the people to do certain things. “If” you will do your part, “then” He will do His part.

“If My people, which are called by My name...” 

God is speaking, He is addressing His people, those people that are called by His name.  Today, He would be addressing Christians.  God knows the lost man, the sinner, will not obey His commandments or pay attention to God.  But He most assuredly expects Christians to listen to Him, to look into His Word for direction, and to live in accord with His precepts.  John 1:12  “But as many as received Him (Jesus) to them He gave the power to become the sons of God.”

***Pray: "Thank you Father that through Jesus you know my name.  Today, direct me and show me how to live for You."


“...shall humble themselves...”                    
This is a very hard concept in this culture. Humility.  Jesus said those who are ‘poor in spirit’ will have the kingdom of heaven.  Take note; God does not force Himself on any man or woman.  He desires that you yield to Him and allow Him to take first place in your heart.  The Scripture says:  “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6


***Pray: "Lord God, show me those ways that I have become proud.  Help me to turn to You with a humble heart."


“...and pray...”                    
 This is not some thought lightly tossed toward heaven as you drive to work.  God desires that you come before Him and spend time in His presence.  He loves you just like you are, He will not turn you away.  Maybe you have been away for a long time; come Home to Him.  He will welcome you with open arms.  “And you shall seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13


***Pray: "Hear my prayer Holy Father as I bow my heart to You and seek You."


“...and seek My face...”             
So often you want help from God.  You seek His hand.  God wants you to know Him in a personal and intimate way.  He wants you to know His heart.  The Scripture tells you that the nation of Israel saw the acts of God, but Moses knew the ways of God.  It also says the people knew God from afar, but Moses knew Him as a friend.  Jesus speaking to His disciples said; “You are my friends, if you do whatever I have commanded you.”  John 15:14


Pray: "Lord, I come close to You seeking to renew a relationship that seems to have grown cold. I want to spend time with You today."


“...and turn from their wicked ways...”
 You may have little habits you know are wrong, or unconfessed sins, or an unforgiving spirit; these things build up over time.  Allow God to look into your heart.  Agree with Him when He puts His finger on a sin.  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9


***Pray: "Father, I know there is no sin so big that You cannot forgive, and no sin so small that You will overlook. Forgive me and allow me to walk with You in a new way without the burden of sin."

 “...then...”               

The next phrases tell you that after you have done those things required by God, He will then do those things that only He can do.  “He will hear from heaven, He will forgive our sins, and He will heal our land.”

***Pray: "Holy Father, I beg you to be patient with me. I look for your forgiveness and healing touch for me, for my family, for my church, for my country."

Their site has many RESOURCES available to help you pray and organize others to PRAY: How Do I Begin?, How do I pray?, What do I pray for?, When should I pray?, How do I lead? ... Each day they have a prayer focus by clicking on Today's Daily Devotion. It changes daily so if you miss a day, you'll miss it.

I will try once again to keep this up to date. But if I do not have it updated, the day you visit, just click on the link and go there to read it.

There is another place that has praying from now until November 2nd, 2010, called "PRAY THE VOTE". Under PRAYER tools, they share:
"We are dedicated to providing new tools to our members to use as a catalyst to dedicated and disciplined prayer for our President, our nation, our leaders and our troops. Our tools are designed to be able to share with others so that our prayers on behalf of our nation multiply across the country."
They lead us in a PRAYER and give PRAYER UPDATES (what is happening). Here is:


Today’s Prayer

Lord, You have told us to guard the truth. Help us to do that as we live faithful lives before You. We ask, Lord, that in the coming elections you would expose dangers that lurk within so that truth might take its rightful place in leading our nation. We thank You for the wonderful ways in which You can do this. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Prayer for America

Father, thank You for the United States and its government. I pray for the president, the national and local government, the judges, the policemen, the business leaders and all those who are in leadership positions in this country. Please protect them from the evil that is in the world and keep them safe and free from all harm.
You have promised to bless any nation that follows after You. Help us to live quiet and peaceful lives so that we can continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel thr
Father, thank You for the United States and its government. I pray for the president, the national and local government, the judges, the policemen, the business leaders and all those who are in leadership positions in this country. Please protect them from the evil that is in the world and keep them safe and free from all harm.
You have promised to bless any nation that follows after You. Help us to live quiet and peaceful lives so that we can continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel throughout our land.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Many ways to PRAY for OUR NATION! GOD BLESS AMERICA! Let us stand united praying as one for God's will for our country and His people. We are to PRAY(1) Humbly (2) In an attitude of prayer (3) Seeking His Face (4) With a repentant heart and spirit, "not our way, but Thine"


Note: Please remember that WE PRAY in the comments; write a "Prayer lifted to the Throne". This is not a political site just ONE of UNITED PRAYER please! Any comments will be removed. 



11 comments:

Peggy said...

"Holy Father, I beg you to be patient with me. I look for your forgiveness and healing touch for me, for my family, for my church, for my country."

Father God, Have mercy on each of us when we have not been forgiving first, patient with others, and seeking Your will & Your way above our own or any personal gain. May we all come humbly before You with a spirit that is repentant and ready to change. May we hear Your voice and not the voice of evil.
May we be attentive to what is Your best for each of us! May we seek You and Your wisdom in all decisions.

"Father, I know there is no sin so big that You cannot forgive, and no sin so small that You will overlook. Forgive me and allow me to walk with You in a new way without the burden of sin."

Forgive me for confessed sins and those that are hidden and need Your light to shine on them and bring them out of darkness, so I'm always pure before You. Show me if there be any place in me that needs Your attitude or behavior adjustment. May I always have a contrite heart before You! Search me & know if there is any wicked way & help me to change it. Then help me to stand up for the voiceless victims not able to fight for their rights.

"Lord God, show me those ways that I have become proud. Help me to turn to You with a humble heart."

Humble me in all things. Teach me what it means to walk humbly among the poor of heart and spirit.

"Lord, I come close to You seeking to renew a relationship that seems to have grown cold. I want to spend time with You today."

Thank You for every precious moment that I am able to spend with You and in Your Presence. I want to renew my spirit in You alone. Restore me in any way that needs
a touch from You.

"Hear my prayer Holy Father as I bow my heart to You and seek You."

I bow humbly in adoration! Ohh, how I adore You! I magnify Your Precious Name! You are so worthy!

"Thank you Father that through Jesus You know my name. Today, direct me and show me how to live for You."

Anonymous said...

Today’s Prayer 9/26/10

O God, this is such a critical time in our nation. As we come to the election in November, we pray that you would give us discernment in making right decisions. Clear away the fog of deceit and unsavory practices for all of us, Lord, that this coming election would be a turning point in America. And we will be sure to give all the glory to You. Amen.

Anonymous said...

If My People Pray

Today's Prayer Focus 9/26/10
Children

Pray: That the children of America will not be hindered in coming to Jesus, and that they will understand the gospel.

"But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."" (Matthew 19:14)

Anonymous said...

9/27/10
...pray for the candidates by name that they will be drawn to the gracious love of God in miraculous ways. PRAY THE VOTE


During these coming weeks, O Lord, we pray that You would reveal Your will to Your people. Help us to be mindful to pray for our candidates by their names, that they will be drawn to Your gracious love in miraculous ways. We pray in Jesus’ Name – the Name above all names. Amen. PPT

IF MY PEOPLE
Sexual Immorality

Pray: That the conviction of the Holy Spirit would fall on those who are living in immorality, and lead them to repentance, forgiveness, restoration, and a life of purity.

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
(1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, where are the prayer warriors? I know the prayer needs of everyone seem to be getting more and more. But, why are people not coming, and praying? We all need to cry out to You in one voice, asking You to help us, to save us, to be with us.Come prayer warriors, time is drawing closer, He is coming. Amen

Peggy said...

Sorry I missed yesterday due to my dad's birthday (lol)and this is a bit late for today:

9/29/10
PRAY THE VOTE

Father God, we are so thankful for the incredible gift of Your Son, Jesus, and for the salvation You have offered through Him. We thank You for the assurance received through the Holy Spirit bearing witness to our spirits that we belong to You. We pray for all the candidates in the November election, and for the politicians who continue to serve, that they might find that same hope in Christ and accept His grace. Amen.

IF MY PEOPLE PRAY

Today's Prayer Focus
Immigrants

Pray: That God may show mercy and kindness to those who are looking for a better place to live, and that we as God's people may be obedient to Jesus' plea to welcome the stranger among us.

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'" (Matthew 25:34-36)

Anonymous said...

IN RESPONSE to our need for more praying:

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Reflection

Rejoice, O believer, for you are always given the privilege of speaking directly to the ear of the Father of heaven though the gift of His Son! He will hear your cry at every hour. Your every need is His own concern. Turn to Him with your every fear, your every trouble, and every prayer of thanks!

Blue Letter Bible Today's Promise from the Bible

Anonymous said...

PRAY THE VOTE

Today’s Prayer 9/30/10

Lord, we love to sing and tell of Your grace. We thank You for giving it in such abundance! Lord, we pray for those running for election in November. If they have not yet said “yes” to Your outpouring of grace through Jesus Christ, we pray that this is the season they will do so. For His sake, Amen.

Pray for the many activities that are taking place behind official scenes in Afghanistan to promote peace.

TERRORISM

Pray for the efforts of U.S. and European intelligence communities to have success in preempting terror attacks.

THE ECONOMY

Pray that the American economy can recover from the deep recession.

ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Pray for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

HEALTH CARE

[Praise God]that
Swine flu H1N1 no longer represents a major threat to the U.S. population because most people are immune to the virus that caused last year’s pandemic, health officials reported this week.

Pray for our veterans who have sacrificed and lost much and need medical, psychological and spiritual help.

O God, You are my God; earnestly I seek You.
Psalm 63:1

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I come humbly before You. Please hear my heart, I plead Your precious blood all over our country. We need You so very, very much. May we all realize that, and fall upon our knees, and give ourselves to You. Our country is falling apart due to sinful living, please turn us from our wicked ways, and turn us toward You before it is too late Father. I love You Father. Amen

Peggy said...

If My People Pray

Today's Prayer Focus
Christian Youth

Pray: That God would raise up a generation of young people who are sold out for Jesus, and who are not afraid to take a stand.

"For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth." (Psalm 71:5)

Thank You Lord for continuing to raise up a young generation sold out for Jesus, ready to serve and take a stand! Help each one to remain strong in their faith and principles of Your Word! Guard their hearts and keep them strong in You & Your Word! Continue to protect & guard them in their daily life in school. Put a hedge around them as each youth reaches out to other students to share Jesus. Meet them at the pole or in the halls but lead & guide each one safely!
May You be their HOPE and their Trust in their youth and forward.
Thank You for raising up their standards and enabling them to stand. Thank You for their courage & strength to believe in You! Thank You that You are God in their lives. Pour out Your Spirit over them and give them Your grace! In Jesus Christ, we pray for the youth to know You more & more...

Anonymous said...

Today’s Prayer 10/1/10 Pray the Vote

O Lord, we long to do Your will in our lives. We know that among the candidates for office in November, there are others whose desire it is to know and do Your will also. Reveal to them today what they require; and teach all of us how to fit more fully into Your will each day. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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