A Blessed & Happy New Year



... let's start the year right in prayer for one another ...

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Guiding Light

When traveling through a dark tunnel, what a comfort it is to see the light shining from the other side. It's a promise that there is an opening and the road is not a dead end.

Similarly, as a Christian, you know that you have life beyond the things of this world, both now and for eternity.

He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
I Peter 1:3

Through the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you have been "born again to a living hope." The old person who was driven by the desires of this world and on the road to a dead end has been reborn into one who places hope in more than what this world has to offer - a living hope based on a relationship with the living God. It's a hope that has power to transform how you live.

Spend time in prayer asking God to remind you of the living hope you have within...and allow it to be your guiding light. Seek also to be a powerful instrument of that light through your illuminating intercessions for America and its leaders and troops.

Recommended Reading: I Peter 1:3-9, 13-15, 22-23

K.B. - Your Prayer Team writing staff

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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