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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.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

FEBRUARY PRAYER REQUESTS ~ 1st half

"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.

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Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray


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46 comments:

Peggy said...

PRAYER for MARRIAGES
(too many undergoing marital attacks and there is a deep need to prayer for our marriages and other's marriages)especially for this month of Valentine's Day and LOVE. You can change the pronouns to pray for your own rather than their, place our...etc.

so I pray:

Heavenly Father, thank You for the sanctity in Christian marriages. I pray for ______ and _____
during this time of crisis and problems in their marriage, asking You to remind each one of their wedding vows, their commitment to You and each other.

I come to You now on behalf of _____and ____.
Bless their(our) marriage and relationship, Lord and bring them ever closer to You and each other once again. Stir up the flames of that first love! When problems arise in their relationship, impart wisdom and love into their hearts so that all problems will be resolved early, in the best way possible.

I thank You for this couple, Lord. I know You have many plans and purposes for them.

Help ___ (husband's name) to love his wife as You, Lord Jesus love Your Church.

Help ___(wife's name) to submit and respect her husband as unto You, Lord, but do not allow this submission to keep her downcast or underfoot rather as an equal partner in all decisions and in proper authority to You first and then to her husband as he treats her accordingly to Your way and will with respect also. Keep them both from evil and the evil one.

Help them Father to preserve their unity as husband and wife in the Spirit. Keep them from all bitterness, may sweetness always be the characteristic of their marriage. Treating one another in kindness and with gentleness in words and action. May others be drawn to Your love when they see ___& ___living for You, correctly and honorably and for each other in the blessings of Christian love according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. May they walk in love and truth! May Your truth cast out all lies and schemes of the enemy to destroy what You have joined together.

Thank You for the gift of marriage! Father, it is honorable in all. Show ___&___that they honor You through their marriage and teach each one of the sacredness that the marriage bed is undefiled, enabling them to fulfill Your will as they became one flesh rather than dishonor You by their actions toward the other. Remind them of Your faithfulness in all things and where one goes that the other is with them even when they are not physically together that their spirits are entwined.




Peggy said...

continuation of the above:

(for the husband) May ___be drawn ever closer to You when he beholds ____'s(his wife's name)life, adorned by a meek and quiet spirit which is of great price in Your sight!

(for the wife)
Help ___her with this meek and quiet spirit and to be sober, to love her husband, to be discreet, chaste, speak well of him or hold her tongue of dishonoring him in public, a good housekeeper-homemaker, and obedient to God as her husband is as well and then follows obedience to her spouse.

(for husband) Help ____to love his wife for this is well pleasing to You, Lord. Enable him to teach his wife through his example, to wash her with of the water of Your Word, to protect her, to cherish her, and to keep her only unto himself throughout the years according to Your Word in Ephesians 5:22-26. Restore ____ to right relationship as the head of the household looking to You and Your direction, example and love. Help ____ to provide in all ways and give ___ the strength to persevere when times are difficult.

Encourage ___ & ___ in their marital relationship with You as their Head!

Father, preserve this marriage and do whatever it takes to bring ___&___ into right relationship with You and with each other. Remind ___& ___of their vows and the covenant they made before You or in Your sight. Forgive them of any transgressions from this and restore whatever has been broken or damaged. Remind them of their need to pray together daily as You bless them in every way. May they give thanks to You!

We give You all thanks, glory and praise for ___& ___ and that what You have drawn together, let no one separate, not even the enemy, who is seeking whomever he may devour, we serve him notice this day to take his hands and thoughts and destructive ways off of this marriage today, releasing the Holy Spirit to restore, bind and unite them once again in love, peace and mutual respect in Jesus' power, grace and loving example.

Joyful said...

PRAYER REQUEST ~ For continued improvement in my blood sugar levels and for the pain in my body to go away without pain medicine.

Joyful said...

PRAYER REQUEST ~ For JK to be accepted at the specific university where he has been wanting to go for some time and for the scholarships finances to be available to him.

Joyful said...

PRAYER REQUEST ~ For ES who recently had surgery. Pray that she will recover and be physically stronger than ever to live a good life serving God.

From the Heart said...

Father, I ask that You would answer Joyful's request for JK. May he be accepted at the university of his choice and may his finances be supplied for his choice, in the name of Jesus.

I pray that ES will recover from recent surgery and be physically stronger than ever in serving You.

Denise said...

Father, I lift up all wives to You today. There are so many that are hurting in their marriages, including myself Father. Please hear our hearts cry, and heal our marriages. Do not let satan destroy what You created. Thank You Father. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, I lift up all husbands to You today. There are many in need of prayers, including my own beloved. Please renew the love and care they once had for their marriages Father. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please help Joy with her diabetes. Bring healing of her pain, and continued lowering of her blood sugars. We give You thanks Father. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please meet the financial needs of JK, also if it be Your will, help him to get accepted at the university where he truly desires to go. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please help ES, as she recovers from recent surgery. As she recovers, pour Your strength into her, so that she may live the rest of her days, living mightly for You. Thank You. Amen.

Joyful said...

Thank you father for the prayers of Denise and From the Heart for JK, ES and myself. I know you hear and answer our prayers and I give you so much thanks for what you have done for each of us and have yet to do.

Lord I pray for Denise's body to be strengthened also and for her blood sugar levels to go down. I pray you will help her as she is guided by the doctor with her new project. I also pray that you would strengthen her marriage.

I pray too for Alice and the issues she is having with her neck. I pray you will give the doctor's wisdom concerning her treatment. I pray the medicine would work despite the dosage and I pray that she will be relieved of all pain. In Jesus' name I ask all things and I believe for all these petitions so I give you thanks and all the glory. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, my friend Tamm's uncle suddenly passed away, please be with the family at this time. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Father, My friend Pam's mom is in the hospital with a very bad case of pnemonia, and also bad problems with her pancreas. She is 83. Please bring healing to her Father. Amen

Joyful said...

Urgent Prayer Request ~ JD is having issues at the nursing home where she lives. The staff there are always trying to make her get rid of her personal things and it is causing her lots of stress. Tomorrow they said they are going to put up her television on the wall (at her request to make it easier to use the remote) but they also "threatened" her twice today that she would have to give something up. She has already given up so much and still they don't stop harassing her. We call it threats and harassment as that is how it feels to her. Please pray as tomorrow (Wednesday) is the day they will try again.

Also, JD needs a shorter bed. For a few years now the medical bed they have her in is a few feet too long and she is only 5'2". I've suggested she try talking to the Head Manager and asking for a shorter bed. This will be difficult to achieve because of the cost of this equipment but with God all things are possible. The bed is causing JD to slide around and be in pain and not get good rest. It also takes up extra space in the small room. Perhaps if the bed was changed, all the other harassment about not enough room for the staff to do the work, would cease. Even if it doesn't, she needs more physical comfort than she is currently getting.

Lord I ask you to cover all these needs. I ask for your favour on JD and I ask for your help in dealing with this situation. Be with JD in a mighty way tomorrow and give her the wisdom and the words. Make a way for her to get the right size bed also. I bind the enemy that is constantly harassing JD and giving her stress. I pray it would all cease. I ask the ministering angels to minister peace and to raise up and stop the enemy from encroaching further on this personal space. I ask for favour from the higher ups and for the staff to stop colluding in their harassment schemes and to start thinking of the residents rather than themselves. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen and Amen.

Joyful said...

Father be with Tamm's family at this time of grief. Be there and comfort them and help them cope with all the things that are involved in the funeral process. I ask for good friends to be there to support them in every way that is needed. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Joyful said...

Father you see the frailty of Pam's mom at this time. I ask that you heal her of pneumonia and heal her of pancreas problems. I pray that Pam's mom will be returned to strength so that they can enjoy each other's company again. Bring comfort, peace and grace at this time. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please intervene on JD'S behalf at the nursing home. Help all of these issues to be dealt with, and taken care of. Thank You Father. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please be with my friend Debra's mom. She has tumors on her bladder, and is facing surgery. Calm her fears, and bring peace. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please be with my friend Karen. She had a biopsy done, it came back positive for skin cancer. Please bring healing upon her Father. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please be with my uncle Charles, he had a mini stroke this morning. Give the doctors wisdom in taking care of him. Thank You. Amen.

Cathy said...

Father please meet all of JK's needs. I pray in agreement with Joyful and Denise. Amen

Cathy said...

Father, I pray for ES to have a quick recovery and blessed life serving you. Amen.

Joyful said...

Father please strengthen Charles and help him recover. Give the doctors wisdom and give him favour with all the nurses. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

Joyful said...

Father we stand in the gap for Karen and we ask for your healing virtue to flow through her Lord. Give her a good report. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Joyful said...

Yes, Lord, calm Debra's mom's fear just like you calmed the storm over the Sea of Galilee. You see the tumours in her bladder Lord and you know their number. Nothing is impossible for you and we ask you to shrink those tumours to nothing. In the matchless name of Jesus we ask, Amen.

Joyful said...

Lord, I give praise for your answer to the first part of my prayer. You have made a way for JD to stop the staff from removing anything from her room. Not only did you do that Lord but you have given her promise of a better rearrangement of her things and some other favourable things happening to calm her fears. We give you praise and glory. We continue to pray and believe for her wheelchair to be approved for modifications and for her bed to be changed. Thank you Lord that nothing is too small for you to deal with.

From the Heart said...

Heavenly Father I ask in the name of Jesus that You will answer every prayer request of Denise and Joyful according to Your will. I thank You for some answers You have already given for the lady who needed things arranged in her room. I pray that You will provide her the wheelchair that she needs.

I thank you for the neurosurgeon's decision that surgery would not help my back. He does think I may have some neuropathy that may be causing the numbness in my toes and sometimes in my feet. I ask that Your will be done in my life concerning this and give the neurologist the wisdom to find out what the cause may be. I know that You can heal me. You have done so many things to help me through all the surgeries I have had and even spared my life twice. I give You all honor, glory and praise. I love You so much and look to You for the answers to the numbness. Praise Your name for the answers to the prayers that have been prayed here at the Lighthouse. I thank You for Peggy, Denise, Cathy, Joyful and Pia and all the prayers they have prayed. Your word says that when two or three again on one thing You will hear our cries for help. Thank You, thank You, thank You. I could never say it enough. I love You with all of my heart. Amen.

From the Heart said...

Father, I lift up those couples who are having problems in their lives. I ask that You would help them to remember their vows they made before You, the minister and each other. I thank you for seeing my husband and I through 50 years. It hasn't all been a bed of roses but You were always there to help us through the hard times. Bless Your name, Father, bless You name.

I lift up my od as she and her husband of a few months will always look to You should problems come up and may they always remember the vows they made. I thank You Father, that You helped her find someone when it looked like there was no one. Reward her for her values that she has carried through all decisions to marry were presented to her. She loves You very much and needed someone who had the same values as she.
To You be all glory and praise.

Joyful said...

PRAYER REQUEST ~ Lord the precious little girl, Linet whom I and friends have been trying to help, has passed from this life into your hands. I know you will look after her well. Here on earth her family and friends like me are grieving the loss of her light here and I ask you to comfort us now, especially her mother, father and siblings. Lord they have a long journey to make over dusty, bumpy roads to lay her little body to rest. I pray you would make the journey short for them and give them something to look forward to. I pray there will be people on the way to comfort and encourage them. I pray that as they get to their homeland that they would know that their dear child is in your hands Lord and that she is forever out of pain and misery. I pray that some how, in some way Lord, you would use this funeral of this little angel to bring glory to your name and to bring others to Christ.

I pray as the family continues in their life that you would bless them and encourage them and help them to grow in you and in your blessings. In Jesus' name I ask for a great report and I give you all the glory. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

From the Heart said...

Abba Father, I lift up the family of Linet who is now with You and no longer has any problems.
Help the parents and others through the grieving process. One day they will all be together again.

Prayer Request: I may have listed this before but feel the need to ask for prayer for my cousin who needs a new liver. He is losing weight and doing what he needs to do to qualify for the Liver transplant list. You know his need Father and his heart better than anyone. I pray that he will be able to get the transplant and get his life back in order so he can continue the things he was doing for you. I give You all the praise and honor and glory for all that You are doing in his life. Amen.

Joyful said...

Lord I stand in the gap with sister Alice for her cousin who needs a liver. I pray for a miracle for him to get on the transplant list and to receive his liver in record time. Give him strength and keep him well and help him and his family to have hope for the outcome. I ask all things in Jesus' name, Amen.

Denise said...

Father, I lift up the family, and friends of precious Linet. Comfort their aching hearts, encourage them, as only You can. Thank You Father. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please help Alice's cousin find a liver quickly. Intervene on his behalf.Thank You Father. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear Heavenly Father, Please watch over my friend Deanna's dad. He is experiencing several different heart problems right now. Grant the doctors wisdom in treating him. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, My friend Sonya's aunt Dorothy has breast cancer. She will be having breast surgery very soon. Please keep a close watch over her, guide the surgeons hands. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, My friend Sonya's aunt Maggie has a tumor behind her eye, she is dying. Please comfort the family, lead them through this sad time. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Father, Please heal my friend Sonya's nephew. He is in the hospital with a bad lung infection. He is only 1 year old, please lay healing hands upon him. Thank You. Amen.

Joyful said...

Lord we ask for your healing touch on this little one. We know how much you love the little children. comfort and heal this dear one and give his family comfort too. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Joyful said...

Abba Father, we ask for mercy for Sonya's aunt Maggie. Dear God help her and comfort her and her family. Let your Holy Spirit be ever present wherever they are as Maggie makes this journey home. In Jesus' name we ask, Amen.

Joyful said...

Father we ask for a healing touch for Dorothy. Give the doctor's wisdom in treating her and let your healing virtue flow through her at the same time and bring her complete healing. We ask for comfort and peace for the family as they go through this ordeal. In Jesus' name we ask, Amen.

Joyful said...

Lord be with Deanna's dad in such a mighty way. He needs your healing touch Lord God. Strengthen his heart and strengthen his body to fight for his life. Give the doctor's wisdom and give his family comfort and peace. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

From the Heart said...

Thank You Father, for making this Reply comment work for me. I also ask for Your healing touch for the Aunt of Denise's friend, Sonya. I pray that You will remove every trace of cancer in her breast and anywhere else it may come up in her body, in the name of Jesus.

From the Heart said...

I also pray for Denise's friend's aunt who is now with you. Give comfort to this family as only You can do. I also ask for healing of the one year old who has a bad lung infection. Please bless this entire family with Your arms of love, and peace. We give You the honor, praise and glory for all that I know You are doing in this family.

Denise said...

Dear Heavenly Father, Please lay healing hands upon my friend's daughter, Alice. She is having major back problems. My friend's brother also needs your love, and comfort right now. His home burnt to the ground. Thank You Father. Amen.

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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