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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

OCTOBER PRAYER REQUESTS

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"      
Ecclesiastes 4:12  

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on comment and response system. That's where YOU come in, we need YOU to help the Lighthouse of Prayer work effectively by joining us in sharing your prayer requests or other's you encounter AND then by leaving a prayer for them, let them know that you are lifting them in prayer with us here.
WE REALLY NEED YOU !
This blog ONLY works if WE all JOIN together 
in prayer and sharing.
We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the Comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers hopefully, written as a response to your petition there. We'd like this to be a community of prayer, praying for one another.

We encourage you ALL to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer also. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them.

This blog post is only for 
PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please use other posts to write other prayers 
but
Your PRAYERS are always welcome here!

When you leave a prayer request, 
please come back to read the prayer(s) for you.

Hopefully you will find them right under your 
PRAYER REQUEST
made possible with the new feature of 
REPLY

If you are praying for that prayer request
please use the REPLY right under that prayer request.

When you add a PRAYER REQUEST in comments, please
write PRAYER REQUEST first
or just 
add your prayer request in the 
LINKY

Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray






Thursday, September 27, 2012

PRAISES, ANSWERS and THANKS: Part I


Here at the Lighthouse of Prayer, we lift each other up and pray for our needs and those of others we see here and there throughout "blogland".


“I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart” Psalm 9:1
"Praise should always follow answered prayer, just like the mist of earth’s gratitude rises when the sun of heaven’s love warms the ground. Has the Lord been gracious to you, and heard your voice as your earnestly pray? Then praise Him as long as you live! Don’t deny a song to Him who has answered your prayer and given you the desire of your heart." Originally written by Charles H. Spurgeon, published in “Mornings & Evenings,” entry for October 30th, AM. Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2008 
A while back, it was suggested to me to include PRAISE reports!!! Why of course, we always want to come back and give glory to Our Lord, praise Him and thank Him. In fact, I'm sure that we had a place long ago when we started here. So since we try to keep everything as a prayer around here, I was not sure how this might work ... but I'm leaving it up to YOU! I have noticed some PRAISE shared in the Prayer Requests (that I truly appreciate) but I just wanted to make a special place

If at all possible, write your PRAISE, ANSWER or THANKS in a form of a prayer ...


Bible Verses Spoken from Freedom 01, Hearing God

"I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
 Psalm 34:1

"I will also praise You with a harp, even Your truth, O my God; to You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; and my soul, which You have redeemed."
 Psalm 71:22-23

"SHOUT joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations."
 Psalm 100:1-5

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle." Psalm 103:1-5

"Bless the LORD, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.
Bless the LORD, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion; bless the LORD, O my soul!"
 Psalm 103:20-22

"PRAISE the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised. The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens." 
Psalm 113:1-4

"I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness and will shout joyfully of Your righteousness."
 Psalm 145:1-7

and more:
Psalm 148:1-5
Ephesians 1:3
Hebrews 13:15
James 5:13
Revelation 5:12
Revelation 7:12
Revelation 19:6-7
Romans 15:11
Philippians 4:8
Hebrews 13:15
1 Peter 1:7
Romans 14:11

I had this as "September Praise... but if this looks like it will work out, I will make it a regular feature each month. If you asked the Lord for any request that He has answered, let us join together and give Him all the praise, glory and honor He most definitely deserves. To God be the glory for great things He has done (and will do)!!!




Saturday, September 22, 2012

SEPTEMBER PRAYER REQUESTS ~ Week 4

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"      
Ecclesiastes 4:12  

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on comment and response system. That's where YOU come in, we need YOU to help the Lighthouse of Prayer work effectively by joining us in sharing your prayer requests or other's you encounter AND then by leaving a prayer for them, let them know that you are lifting them in prayer with us here.
WE REALLY NEED YOU !
This blog ONLY works if WE all JOIN together 
in prayer and sharing.
We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the Comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers hopefully, written as a response to your petition there. We'd like this to be a community of prayer, praying for one another.

We encourage you ALL to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer also. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them.

This blog post is only for 
PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please use other posts to write other prayers 
but

Your PRAYERS are always welcome here!

When you leave a prayer request, 
please come back to read the prayer(s) for you.
Hopefully you will find them right under your 
PRAYER REQUEST
made possible with the new feature of 
REPLY

If you are praying for that prayer request
please use the REPLY right under that prayer request.

When you add a PRAYER REQUEST in comments, please
write PRAYER REQUEST first
or just 
add your prayer request in the 
LINKY



FOR SEPTEMBER
we will have
WEEKLY
PRAYER REQUEST
posts

Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray





Saturday, September 15, 2012

SEPTEMBER PRAYER REQUESTS ~ Week 3

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"      
Ecclesiastes 4:12  

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on comment and response system. That's where YOU come in, we need YOU to help the Lighthouse of Prayer work effectively by joining us in sharing your prayer requests or other's you encounter AND then by leaving a prayer for them, let them know that you are lifting them in prayer with us here.
WE REALLY NEED YOU !
This blog ONLY works if WE all JOIN together 
in prayer and sharing.
We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the Comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers hopefully, written as a response to your petition there. We'd like this to be a community of prayer, praying for one another.

We encourage you ALL to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer also. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them.

This blog post is only for 
PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please use other posts to write other prayers 
but

Your PRAYERS are always welcome here!

When you leave a prayer request, 
please come back to read the prayer(s) for you.
Hopefully you will find them right under your 
PRAYER REQUEST
made possible with the new feature of 
REPLY


If you are praying for that prayer request
please use the REPLY right under that prayer request.



When you add a PRAYER REQUEST in comments, please
write PRAYER REQUEST first
or just 
add your prayer request in the 
LINKY



FOR SEPTEMBER
we will have
WEEKLY
PRAYER REQUEST
posts

Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray





Monday, September 10, 2012

HIS WORD WHEN...

I miss alot when it's happening because of my lack of computer/time and this was one I'm sure that we all could benefit from greatly that just finished at the end of August over at "Do Not Depart" (a wonderful site and team of spirit filled and anointed women) who share "... Tools and Encouragement to Abide in the Word"
(the rest of their blog title)
and have just started a new study on "Unshakeable Faith"

But that's not what I missed and want to share. 
It was THIS series


Isn't this just what we need when we go to pray?
(well, I know I needed most of these)

If you'd like to read any posts, you can view all posts from the "His Word When I Struggle" series here.
You can also find the posts collected on their pinboard! ~ from their WRAP-UP post

Here are some of the KEY ones of the 10 that I read and believe apply to us here at "The Lighthouse of Prayer"! We certainly can use what they share to pray more, especially for ourselves when we are ... 


HIS WORD WHEN YOU NEED COMFORT

HIS WORD WHEN I'M AFRAID
HIS WORD WHEN WE DOUBT

HIS WORD WHEN WE STRUGGLE

HIS WORD WHEN WE WAIT

HIS WORD WHEN WE'RE BURNED OUT

Hope you'll click over to "DO NOT DEPART" and be encouraged in HIS WORD! If you'd like to leave a prayer here or need prayer for any of these areas, let us know ... in the "Prayers Lifted..." and start by writing it like this: 

Abba Father... (or any opening), 
I really need You and Your Word as a lamp unto my feet because I need Your comfort...

... or ...

I need Your Word 'cause I'm struggling ... with ... (you name it but don't claim it)

... or ...

I need Your Word for being burned out and worn out ... Please carry me.

Simple and to the point, and we (in our prayer responses) or God, will take it from there ...

Thanks WRITERS at DO NOT DEPART ... this was a great series!!! And I love the very practical one that DNP (y'all) are doing on "Bible Study Notebook" organizational ideas! FANTASTIC!!!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

COMFORT



Bible Promises Spoken from hearingGod on Comfort

"..God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride." 
Psalm 46:1-3

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me." 
Psalm 138:7

"For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly or grieve the sons of men."
Lamentations 3:31-33

"The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

"For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard." 
Psalm 22:24

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

"When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand..
..But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble." 
Psalm 37:24 & 39

"The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him." 
Nahum 1:7

"Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken."
Psalm 55:22

"For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:5

"The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble..."
Psalm 9:9

"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."
Psalm 27:14

Saturday, September 8, 2012

SEPTEMBER PRAYER REQUESTS ~ Week 2

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"      
Ecclesiastes 4:12  

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on comment and response system. That's where YOU come in, we need YOU to help the Lighthouse of Prayer work effectively by joining us in sharing your prayer requests or other's you encounter AND then by leaving a prayer for them, let them know that you are lifting them in prayer with us here.
WE REALLY NEED YOU !
This blog ONLY works if WE all JOIN together 
in prayer and sharing.
We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the Comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers hopefully, written as a response to your petition there. We'd like this to be a community of prayer, praying for one another.

We encourage you ALL to pray whenever you read a need of someone, so please respond here with a prayer also. You need not be a team member to leave a prayer for someone or bring a prayer need here. We all can lift up a prayer for each person and encourage someone, help to carry another's burden, stand with them and bless them.

This blog post is only for 
PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please use other posts to write other prayers but

Your PRAYERS are always welcome here!

When you leave a prayer request, 
please come back to read the prayer(s) for you.
Hopefully you will find them right under your 
PRAYER REQUEST
made possible with the new feature of 
REPLY


If you are praying for that prayer request
please use the REPLY right under 
that specific prayer request.


When you add a PRAYER REQUEST in comments, please
write PRAYER REQUEST first
or just 
add your prayer request in the 
LINKY

FOR SEPTEMBER
we will have
WEEKLY
PRAYER REQUEST
posts

Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray






There were 11 prayers previously posted in Week 1
for some of the above requests and people. Please read them there.

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