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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

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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.

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!!!


1 comment:

Desiring God (John Piper), by Jon Bloom said...

O gracious God, Father of the Lord Jesus,

Through your Son’s words I hear you ask me “What do you want me to do for you?” (Luke 18:41). This is my answer: I want Ephesians 3:16–19.

I want you to “strengthen me with power through [your] Spirit in [my] inner being” (verse 16). I need your power more than I need prosperity or popularity or peace in my family because I am so weak.

I need more power because I long for more of Jesus to “dwell in my heart through faith” (verse 17). I know he dwells there now, but not enough of him. I want more of him. And I can only have that if your Spirit strengthens my heart to hold more of your Son through faith.

I need more of Jesus in me so that I will be “rooted and grounded in love” (verse 17). Your greatest commandment, Father (Matthew 22:37–39), your Son’s last commandment (John 15:12), and the greatest of the Spirit’s gifts (1 Corinthians 13:13) is love — for you and for others. I want more love. I need you to do whatever it takes to root out the pride and selfishness in me so that as a branch rooted and grounded in the Vine (John 15:5) I will bear much of the fruit of love (Galatians 5:22).

And I want you to do this in me because in the logic of Paul’s prayer I see that this rooting and grounding work of the Spirit is what will give me “strength to comprehend…the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (verses 18–19). The more grounded I am in your love, the greater my strength to comprehend your love in Christ.

Oh, I need strength to comprehend the unfathomable! I am so dull, narrow, shallow, distracted, and fragmented. I can scarcely feel gratitude for the blazing star on which my mortal life depends and is flooding my windowed office with such mercy. How much less am I giving you, the Source of my existence and salvation, the glory you deserve through my weak comprehension and small affections?

Give me strength, Father! I want to know the love of Christ! I want to know its soaring heights and its humble depths. I want to see its expanse stretching from one eternal horizon to the other. Though I cannot take it all in, there is so much more to see.

And the more I see, the more I will “be filled with all the fullness of God” (verse 19). That will be the heaven of Heaven, and what we can have of it here is heaven on earth. I don’t ask you for long earthly life. I ask you for full life — a life full of you. For if I’m filled with your fullness, Philippians 1:21 will be my song and Philippians 1:23 my desire.

That’s what I want you to do for me, Father. Enlighten the eyes of my heart (Ephesians 1:18) by your Spirit of wisdom and of revelation (Ephesians 1:17) so that I will know the unspeakable, almost unbearable joy of having you in all your triune fullness filling me.

And I ask you this in the name of Jesus, your Son, amen.

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