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... 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.

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...



    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. 



    Friday, September 24, 2010

    10/40 WINDOW Day of Prayer on October 3rd, 2010

    FROM AN EMAIL of Global Day of Prayer

    Praying Through The Window 9

    3 October 2010

    When the story of the last days harvest is told in heaven, will you be part of it? Will your name be among those mentioned as
    having taken part in the battle for the souls of mankind waged on October 3, 2010?

    Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a concert of prayer for the “final frontier” of missions. On Sunday, October 3, Believers around the globe will be standing in the gap for the lost and unreached of the 10/40 Window. Untold multitudes will be pleading for the Lord to transform this “resistance belt” into a “righteousness belt.”

    Join Window International Network, along with Brothers and Sisters all over the earth, as we cry out on behalf of the precious people of the 10/40 Window. Spend 3 October 2010 interceding for this region – where the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists live, along with most of the people groups that have yet to be reached with the Gospel. Rally your family, small group, and church to participate in this history-making event.

      to see how you can be part of 10/40 Window Sunday.

    STOP RIGHT NOW – AND PRAY

    Ø Pray for Believers to hear the call to intercede for the final frontier of missions. (I Timothy 2:1-3)
    Ø Petition the Lord for the souls of the Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists living in the 10/40 Window. (I Timothy 2:4)
    Ø Ask the Lord to soften the soil of the hearts of the unreached and bring forth a rich crop – drawing every man, woman, and child into relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 13:23)
    Ø Cry out for those whose eyes have been blinded by the enemy and are held captive by false religions. (Colossians 1:13)
    Ø Pray for a tremendous harvest of souls in the resistance belt. (II Peter 3:8)
    Ø Declare the coming of God’s Kingdom in the 10/40 Window. (Matthew 6:10)




    Here is a prayer I prayed over at Prayer Central for MEXICO but you can put in any country or even a person's name and pray this:

    Bless the Believers in Mexico
    Scripture“Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue for ever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed for ever.” -2 Samuel 7:29
    Prayer: Who among the gods is like You, O LORD? Who is like You– majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? You alone are worthy of all our praise.
    Lord, You are the God who loves to bless, so I bring the believers in Mexico before You now and ask for a mighty blessing on their households. Extend Your scepter Lord, and decree a blessing for them, that they might be a blessing to those around them.
    Raise up those who know You Lord, and prosper them. Open their hearts Lord to the need around them. Set them in places of leadership and service. Bless their skills, and bless Mexico through them. May Your people be a beacon of light at this time, and a channel of Your blessings. In Jesus name, amen.

    http://prayers.prayercentral.net/?page_id=5&target=Mexico&pronoun=group&cat=86

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK


    WE REALLY NEED SOME PRAYER PEOPLE INTERACTING HERE, that is the PURPOSE of THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER to join together in PRAYER for ONE ANOTHER, not one praying for everyone else... it also means bringing PRAYER REQUESTS HERE PLEASE... our strands are just hanging on in this chord of two or three... we NEED YOU! Please don't be afraid to leave a prayer


    "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
    A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
    "For where two or three come together in my name,
    there am I with them."

    This is an interactive blog based on a comment and response systemPLEASE 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 what normally would be the comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers, written as a response to your petition 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.  

    Here's a prayer I received from Ephesians Four Ministry (with TGIF) this week:

    Dear God, I know You are able...able to move mountains, to speak creation into existence, to heal the sick, save the lost, to meet every need I have. I commit myself to You. I pray for all the people around the world, plagued by turmoil, wars, illness, lack of basic needs, insecurity and fear, and addictions that enslave. Lord, You alone know best how to meet these needs and solve these dilemmas. I pray that You would intervene, that people would be drawn to You, and that You would give them rest and healing, safety and security, a sound mind and a hopeful future. I pray that You would help me to see who You want me to minister to today and offer a hand of fellowship, a ray of light, or whatever You want to offer through me. Thank You, Lord, for meeting my needs. In Jesus' name...

    So whatever your "mountain" is, let's lift it to the Throne and in the authority of Jesus command it to "GO" in Jesus' Name... He is MORE than ENOUGH... we need to intervene for OTHERS so let's gather them up and PRAY!!! Just add them to our list.
    Numbers 6:24-26 (29 kb)

    USING LINKY TOOLS AGAIN: If you see any post requesting prayer copy their URL and link it here so that we may cover their prayer need & lift them to the throne of God and so others may visit & pray also! THANK YOU!


    Monday, September 20, 2010

    COMFORT from the MEADOW


    I know that others of you need this prayer as much as I do. I'm sharing this from one of my favorite authors, Roy Lessin, and his beautiful Meet Me in the Meadow blog, which you can subscribe to by email.



    Pray This…by 



    Prayer of Comfort

    Through the tears, Oh God, I bring my hurting heart to You. I cry out with all that is within me, to You, the One who is my comfort and my Comforter. You know my weeping, You see my sorrow, You hear my cry. My tears drop upon the pages of Your book that hold the promises of hope and comfort that You have written for me to lean upon. Thank You that You have drawn close to me to gather my tears and keep them in Your bottle; to assure me that you will not forget about me or be indifferent to what I am going through.


    Jesus, You wept, You are acquainted with grief, You were wounded, You were rejected, You were a man of sorrows. As my High-Priest, You have born my burdens, You have carried my sorrows, You have compassion upon me. Thank You for praying for me with an understanding, all-encompassing, never-failing love.


    Holy Spirit, thank You that you have come…sent by Jesus, to me, for me, as my Helper and Comforter. I receive Your ministry of love, tenderness, and mercy. Draw me close to the healing heart of Jesus, to the embracing arms of the Father.


    Lord, how great, how good, how compassionate You are. Thank You for Your promise to wipe away all tears from my face. Thank You for being my true Comforter, the One who renews, refreshes…the One who restores and keeps my soul.


    Scriptures: 
    Psalm 23, 
    Psalm 56:8, 
    Psalm 116:8, 
    Psalm 126, 
    Isaiah 25:8, 
    John 14:26-27, 
    John 16:7, 
    2 Corinthians 1:3-6, 
    Hebrews 5:7, 7:26


    Be sure to visit Roy Lessin's blog if this ministers to you and let him know!



    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