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 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.

Friday, February 25, 2011

RESTING PLACE

This blog post was inspired by Sharon's "Sleepless in California" and I decided any of us, in any given day (or night in this case) may find ourselves in need of scriptures or verses and a "RESTING PLACE"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhwSPzWs-pc

Do you sleep well at nights? 
Do you bring the problems of the day to your sleep? 
Do your worries wake you in the middle of the night? 
Do you go to sleep in dread of the following day?

Are you looking for ways to cure insomnia?

It doesn't have to be this way. If we look in the Bible, we can find a cure for insomnia.

ANSWERS FOR WOMEN SERIES
 (Insomnia) by Connie Larson (pdf) *GREAT one!!!
Bible Verses for Sleepless Nights 


BIBLE VERSES about INSOMNIA 


Look what else I found an actual BLOG "THE CURE FOR INSOMNIA"  
SLEEPY BIBLE VERSES
 

 
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life." -Ps 42:8 (NIV)



"I, (your name) lay down and slept…for the LORD was watching over me, (your name)… In peace I, (your name) will lie down and sleep, for You alone, O LORD, will keep me (your name) safe."
(Psalm 3:5 and 4:8)



If you need REST, or SLEEP or prayer, choose one of the verses and change it to prayer as I did the example above from Psalm 3:5 and Psalm 4:8. Put it on an index card along side your bed or under your pillow so when you find yourself not able to sleep, you can claim the verse or read the verses and God will grant you the sleep and rest you need.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
His love be with me through the night And wake me with the morning light And if I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
In Jesus' name Amen

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Other versions (very similar) of the above "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer (if reading all of these doesn't put you to sleep-lol):0)

Thank You Lord for another day,
The chance to learn, the chance to play.
Now as I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Please, guard me Jesus through the night,
And keep me safe till mornings light.
But if should I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
And should I live for other days,
I pray that God will guide my ways.
Amen
******************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Lord, be with me through the night
And keep me 'til the morning light.
******************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
If I should live for other days,
I pray the Lord to guide my ways.
*****************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I die before I wake,
I ask the lord my soul to take.
****************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
When in the morning light I wake,
Teach me the path of love to take.
***************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray, Dear Lord, my soul to keep;
And if I die before I wake,
I pray, Dear Lord, my soul He'll take.
****************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Guard me Jesus through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
****************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning's light.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I die before I wake,
Bless me Lord my soul to take.
*************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Keep me safe all through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
AMEN
***************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
Amen
***************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep;
Guide me safely through the night,
Wake me with the morning's light.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep;
See me safely through the night,
And wake me with the morning's light.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Guide me through the starry night,
Wake me when the sun shines bright,
For Jesus' sake. Amen.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Guide us through the starry night,
and wake us with the morning's light.
I ask not for myself alone,
but for thy children—every one.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
may angels watch me through the night
and wake me with the morning light
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep.
May angels watch me through the night,
And keep me in their blessed sight.
**************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Thank you for another day,
A chance to learn, a chance to play
Amen
************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
See me safely through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
Amen
*****************
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
May angels watch me through the night,
And keep me in their pleasant sight
Amen
****************
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
God bless those who are so dear
And thank you lord for all good cheer
Amen

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Heavenly Father, Your Word in Matthew invites me to come to You
when I am burdened, and when I am weary and You will give me rest.

I take Your yoke upon me to learn from You, for You are gentle and humble in heart. Help me find rest for my soul, as only You give.
Thank You for Your rest for me!

Your yoke is easy! Your burden is light! Take my burden and anything else that I may be yoked to and release me from their yoke on me, setting me free in Jesus Christ!

Father, I must admit, I have been weary as well but my weariness is in the burden of all the prayer requests and so few that seem to be praying! I thank You for any who pass this way and pray or leave a prayer request for someone else. I thank You for the faithfulness of Denise in writing out a prayer as we each should do. I come here often and weekly, weak in my own strength but in your power and by Your spirit I do pray for each one, I just do not write them out as I should as a way to encourage them.

Jesus, Teach us to pray and keep us from discouragement when we pray and pray or as we seek You for so many. Let us know that You are interceding for each one of these and so many unspoken and unknown needs. We thank You that You are sitted at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf.
Thank You. We are not worthy or deserving but so very grateful as You carry us and our burdens. Some are great and some are not, but each one matters to You! We love You! We give You all the praise, honor, glory and thanks for answered prayers,the "yes",the "no's" and even the "waits" and we await You meeting with us and encouraging us to pray for one another without ceasing! In every part of my day, may You hear me 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