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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

REQUESTS FOR PRAYER THIS WEEK and THE KNOTS PRAYER

Every Friday join Angela with FEARLESS FRIDAY at
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Sweet P's meme @Tea with Tiffany Fri. until Sun. SKIP TO THE END ***FOR THE PETITIONS!!!! (the part in between except for THE KNOTS PRAYER is to explain how we work this here and that you leave a prayer not a comment)


(post moved forward from Sunday)
I received this from a dear sister in the Lord via email and I'm dedicating it to her and another dear sister that need these words to remind them WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST:


THE KNOTS PRAYER

Author known to God



DEAR GOD,
 PLEASE UNTIE THE KNOTS

that are in my mind, 
my heart and my life.


REMOVE THE HAVE NOTS,
THE CAN NOTS, AND THE DO NOTS,
that I have in my mind.


Erase the will nots,
may nots, might nots,
that may find a home in my heart.


RELEASE ME FROM THE COULD NOTS
WOULD NOT and
SHOULD NOTS
that obstruct my life.


And most of ALL dear God,
I ask that You remove from my mind, 
my heart and my life
all of the
AM NOTS
that I have allowed
to hold me back,
especially the thought
that I am NOT good enough.


AMEN
***


"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 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 our comment area and others will be supporting you through their prayers written as a response to your comment 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. 
Please pray reverently as you are led by His Holy Spirit. Some mornings you may just sense a desire to write out your prayer for the day. We welcome you.

Be sure to come back and see the prayers lifting you & yours together to the LORD!

SHARE PRAYER REQUESTS HERE
each week, every day
Yours or For Others
in the regular comment section that we call
"Prayers lifted to the Throne of God"

[ Let's be a cord of three or more strands for each other and the many in need of prayer...]

I don't know how anyone can visit other's blogs without noticing so many needs and bringing them here to PRAY over them. 


I ask bloggers to please open your eyes and bring those prayers HERE or at least take a moment when at their blog to pray for them or direct them here in your comment to them. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO WRITE A PRAYER FOR SOMEONE!!! That's what community is about and our blogger community needs to PRAY more one for another... so 


There is no reason for a "NOTS" prayer
except for the pure honesty of it,
to make your "knots" known
Let's DO as this prayer does 
and give our "knots"
to the Lord
one 
NOT
at
a
TIME!

As you find blogs that share a prayer request or a need, bring their link over here. Leave them in the prayers lifted to the Throne... or better yet, write a prayer for them and include the link. I will try to make a running list again as you share. Thank you all who come & participate. 


PETITIONS TO THE THRONE of GOD for:
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MANY SISTERS BATTLING CANCER ~ PLEASE VISIT, ENCOURAGE & PRAY:


Here is my first link for a very dear sister, please visit & pray for Elaine & her family:
http://www.peaceforthejourney.com/2010/08/praying-my-peace.html
Peace for the Journey
Noticed that Debbie is going through this so stand with her also:
http://debsdailydribble.blogspot.com/2010/08/lives-that-matter.html


http://debsdailydribble.blogspot.com/2010/06/praise-god-it-is-over.html


Here's Stacy again in case you have not gone and visited her or prayed for her:
http://hiswaynotmine.blogspot.com/2010/08/familiar-path.html 
(most recent)
http://hiswaynotmine.blogspot.com/2010/08/god-help-of-those-who-seek-him.html


And another blogger who goes by the name of HOPE:
http://wateringwellsofhope.blogspot.com/2010/08/things-ive-learned-about-cancer_10.html 


Carol(though I don't know her) with a different kind of 'C':
http://cancerstagefour.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/hello-world/


LORD, YOU ARE BIGGER THAN CANCER, YOU HAVE THE POWER to HEAL & BE GLORIFIED IN WHATEVER THE JOURNEY. May STRENGTH, COMFORT, WISDOM, PEACE and ALL THAT MATTERS for each of these precious women and their families in the days & months ahead BE WITH THEM
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ANOTHER IMPORTANT NEED:
Wanda, her daughter and a friend desperately need prayer and people to lift them up:
http://wandaswings.blogspot.com/ PLEASE VISIT & ENCOURAGE!!!


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

LET US PRAY

Steven Curtis Chapman
(a little bit more lively than the prayerful ones I usually share here)








NOW THIS CERTAINLY SHOULD MOTIVATE YOU TO WANT TO PRAY FOR OTHERS! PLEASE VISIT THE MANY ON OUR LIST & LEAVE A PRAYER, LET'S COME BOLDLY TO HIS THRONE! SEE FEARLESS FRIDAY & SWEET P'S for FRIDAY - SUNDAY PRAYING! JOIN US!

LET US GIVE THANKS & PRAISE!

Extravagant Grace
(Go check this NEW CHALLENGE out!)


LET US PRAY
FOR
EACH OTHER



(comments are off, so you go to their blogs or our other post & leave your prayer) Thank you!

Monday, August 23, 2010

TUESDAY'S TOPIC: SPIRITUAL POWER

Tuesday's Topic is not meant just for Tuesday. It's just that we are trying to share scriptures on specific themes to pray and we post when we can on Tues.
These topics are for EVERY DAY, ANY DAY whenever YOU MAY NEED THEM.




THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER! THERE IS POWER IN THE WORD of GOD! We want to encourage you to combine these two with the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT and rise up with a renewed faith, more victory and more results in your prayer life.


For this reason, we will be sharing scriptures for YOU in your Christian Walk.
Praying the Word of God leads us to walking in the Word of God. The power of prayer flows from the Word of God. The Word of God is our sure defense against the enemy that is why Ephesians 6:11-18 should be prayed daily as we put on  the full armor of God to protect ourselves as we take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (the Bible). Personalizing scripture in your prayers will make your prayers effectual and power packed. 


TOPIC today is SPIRITUAL POWER: Being filled with the Holy Spirit


Ephesians 5:18-20

[We will provide a prayer starter and the scriptures to turn into YOUR powerful prayer...] Just try it. Combine the scriptures or just focus on praying one.
Heavenly Father.

Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to be with (us)(me) forever. 

John 14:16

Thank You for Your promise to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask You.

Luke 11:13

Fill (us)(me) with Your Spirit Lord, as (we)(I) wait before You.

Acts 13:52

I receive Your Holy Spirit now, Lord and I want to live in such a way that I would never grieve Him.

Ephesians 4:30

(continue with these: any or all)

Romans 8:11
Luke 4:1
Romans 8:14
John 14:18
John 16:13
John 14:12

Other scriptures: Luke 1:15, Acts 2:4, Acts 4:31. Acts 9:17, Acts 19:2,6, 
2 Timothy 1:14

You promised that You would not leave us comfortless, so You sent Your Spirit to fill (us)(me) and guide (us)(me)...

Your Spirit gives me power to be Your witness and to speak Your Word with boldness.

Being filled with Your Word, Lord, I will give myself continually to prayer and Your Word. Help me to remember that the infilling of the Holy Spirit brings wisdom and faith. Help me to draw upon the power of Your Spirit each day of my life.



















[Heartlight.org]

Heartlight also has many daily devotionals. The newest one that I've been reading is Spirit Fire
You can subscribe to them to your email or Google Reader.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PRAYING HIS PEACE OVER US


John 14:27



For most of our TOPICS, so far, PEACE was the answer... not the peace that the world gives, but the peace of Jesus Christ. Here are the posts with Scriptures to claim and pray... and help you find His Peace

PRAYING WE MAY REST IN HIS PEACE and FIND HIS INNER PEACE
the PEACE that passes all understanding...
SEEKING COMFORT in HIS PEACE

PETITIONS, PRAISES, PRAYERS 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."
(Matt 18:20).

This is 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 our comment area and others will be supporting you through their prayers written as a response to your comment there.
Be sure to come back and see the prayers lifting you & yours together to the LORD!

SHARE PRAYER REQUESTS HERE
each week, every day
Yours or For Others
in the regular comment section that we call
"Prayers lifted to the Throne of God"






[ Let's be a cord of three or more strands for each other and the many in need of prayer...]
I don't know how anyone can visit other's blogs without noticing so many needs and bringing them here to PRAY over them. I ask bloggers to please open your eyes and bring those prayers HERE or at least take a moment when at their blog to pray for them or direct them here in your comment to them. That's what community is about and our blogger community needs to PRAY more one for another... so

REMEMBER EACH FRIDAY TO
JOIN FEARLESS FRIDAY
with
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...also starting today another special Sweet P's meme @ Tea with Tiffany . We can never have enough P's! Places of PRAYER & PRAISE... please make time to PRAY for PETITIONS shared here in "Prayers lifted to the Throne of God" (our comments are meant to be prayers)! Let us share our hearts in PRAYER and come into His Presence together with Praise & Petitions.


***Sharing right here from our COMMENTS last week: I have the LINKS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED of PRAYER shared in comments last week!
Please leave more at any time you encounter one out in blog world, bring their link or petition here and just add their link in the "Prayers Lifted to the Throne of God" anyday, anytime. 24/7 We are HERE but most importantly HE IS HERE or right THERE with you...

SO MANY SWEET SISTERS & PEOPLE WITH PRAYERS NEEDS (yet not too many come here asking for prayer or praying for them)! PLEASE GO TO THESE BLOG LINKS & PRAY FOR THESE...
THERE ARE PRAYERS LEFT LAST WEEK IN THE COMMENTS FOR THESE, IF you are one of these, please go read the prayers shared on your behalf. If you specifically would like to pray for anyone, just lift that one. You need not pray for them all.

I've decided to post the links to as many as I can HERE:

Alice (above)bless her soul
http://fromtheheartae.blogspot.com/2010/08/word-filled-wednesday-isaiah-535.html

Beth (& her brother, Jimmy)
http://endeanmom1.blogspot.com/2010/08/on-road-again.html

Kathy (& her brave husband Dave)
http://endeanmom1.blogspot.com/2010/08/on-road-again.html

Sherry & Cowboy & "their boys" & ministry
http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2010/08/thankful-thursday.html

a sweet prayer for Lynn & Dineen:
http://www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.com/my_weblog/2010/08/i-bet-you-didnt-know-this.html

Precious sister Denise & her Lovebug:
http://shortybearsplace.blogspot.com/2010/08/fearless-friday.html

Our committed, dedicated prayer warrior Angela & her family & husband plus the MANY on her great list:
http://www.freespirithaven.com/2010/08/fearless-friday.html

Debbie and her friend Lori's family:
http://www.heartchoices.com/2010/08/when-tragedy-strikes.html

For Jamie Elizabeth, Rena, Ginger

Here's another dear sister, Nicole, who needs prayer for the loss of a young friend like family
http://comingaliveinchrist.blogspot.com/2010/08/god-is-in-control.html



Please feel free to still add any link in the "Prayers Lifted to the throne..." We stand united in PRAYER for you and your needs.

A very special new prayer request added on Thurs. for Joshua, son of my sweet sister Debra Kaye, please pray for him & her aching heart:

Another addition: Amelia and her mom, Elaine

Lily asked for prayer also in the comments:

Stacy has not asked for prayer (currently) but we should all lift her before God's Throne
(here's just one of many posts that she has shared, I just sit and marvel at God in her):
It would be so wonderful for us to drop by and encourage her on this journey.

Denise, and family, for her father's homecoming with Jesus and their last moments:
http://samaritanwomen.blogspot.com/2010/07/through-his-death-restoration.html

Elizabeth and family, in the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband, Michael:
http://zizziehappenings.blogspot.com/2010/08/michael-p-williams-101966-08172010.html

Saturday, August 7, 2010

TOPIC 4 TODAY: PROTECTION

moved up from July 20, 2010 for more prayers lifted to the Throne of God


PROTECTION/ REFUGE
Psalm 91:1 (32 kb)

Protection of God verses
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.


Numbers 6:24-25

Compilation of verses (my favorite in bold)(I have prayed this one so many times that I almost have it memorized):


Psalms 23:1-6; Psalms 27:1-3; Psalms 27:11-14; Psalms 37:1-9; Psalms 40:1-3;
Psalm 42:11; Psalms 46:1-3, 10-11; Psalm 55:22; Psalms 62:5-8; Psalms 91:1-16
Psalm 118:5-6; Psalms 121:1-8; Psalm 125:1-2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Isaiah 40:28; Isaiah 40:31; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Ezekiel 37:21-24; Daniel 2:20-22; Nahum 1:7;
Matthew 6:25-26; Matthew 6:28-30; Matthew 7:24-25; Matthew 10:29-30; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:11; John 10:27-29; John 15:4-5; Romans 8:28; Romans 8:38-39
Romans 12:16; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13; Ephesians 6:11-13; Ephesians 6:13-17
Philippians 4:13; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 5:6-7

~ another list of verses about God's PROTECTION by John Sachem available (just click)
"In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame;

deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me."

Psalm 31:1-2 (NIV)


"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler"

Psalm 91:1-4 (NKJV)


"A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked"
Psalm 91:7-8 (NKJV)


"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea."
Psalm 46:1-2 (NKJV)


"Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;

thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance."

Psalm 32:7 (KJV)


But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

"Let me live with you forever and find protection under your wings, my God."

"It is better to trust the LORD for protection than to trust anyone else,"

O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don't let me be disgraced.

"My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;

and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand."

John 10:29 (KJV)
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NOW IT'S TIME TO PRAY ABOUT GOD'S PROTECTION

S.W.A.P. fear, insecurity, unsafe surroundings, etc.
for
GOD'S
PROTECTION
TRUST
in Him
&
PEACE

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ANY OTHER TOPIC SUGGESTIONS?

Is there any area that you would like or need
SCRIPTURE
verses?
* add it after your prayer please
(maybe use a star* and just list it/them)

It's not that I've run out of TOPICS, it's just that we would like to meet your needs. Let us know.


Each week, we hope to share different topics & verses to turn into prayers...
we would like you to SWAP "whatever it is " for what God desires to change or replace that "whatever" with HIS "BEST EVER".

Maybe you don't need to pray about the topic but if the spirit impresses upon you, perhaps you will lead by leaving a prayer for someone else who may be struggling in that area. You can always be anonymous. God knows and HE is the only One who truly matters.

Topics so far:


  • GRIEF and LOSS



  • TOPIC 4 TODAY



  • ANGER



  • TOPIC 4 TODAY



  • STRESS/Worries/ ANXIETY



  • S.W.A.P. for PEACE



  • of Jesus Christ



  • * GOD, OUR FORTRESS and PROTECTOR (part of a Bible Study on the Names of God) by



  • Dr. Ralph F. Wilson




  • "O Lord, when I am afraid, I put my trust in You. You are my Refuge and Strength, and always have been. You are my Shield and Fortress. When people threaten me with words or actions, You are my Defender, my Judge, and Vindicator. Ultimately, O Lord, You will stand with me on judgment day as my Savior. Thank You. Help me never quail in fear, but be strong in You, my Rock. Strengthen my faith. Lift up my head that I might trust in You. In Jesus' mighty name, I pray. Amen."

  • It's Time to Pray


    TheDanielPrayer_Meme_5

    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