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, April 14, 2013

PRAYER IN THE BIBLE

Oh yeah ... "Prayer in the Bible", and "Praying God's Word", my favorite topics around here.

Once again, I apologize for being so absent from sharing, writing out my prayers here and keeping us alert as to PRAYER sources here at the Lighthouse of Prayer, in this time of much need for PRAYER for each of us and our nation. [Note:I moved this back to April 14th from today, so our Prayer Requests would not get moved back.] Now what the following have done is what I should be doing here, but if it's already done out there in blog land, I just think I should point you to it ... so I am (even if I'm late). There is always time to PRAY and learn/study God's Word. Make this a priority in your day: prayer and reading God's Word.

I recently became aware that SHE READS TRUTH(a site I've shared here before) and the National Day of Prayer have been preparing us to PRAY and have various readings, teachings and small group guides/study plans on PRAYER.


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SHE READS TRUTH is almost over (day 17 of 21 days) however, the entire PRAYER plan devotional of the full 21 days is always available at YouVersion and their site. It started with Day 1 on April 1, 2013. I just started this week with Day 1 in my email box. It's better when you can participate with the great community but you can always comment and read the previous ones. They offer so much personal insight. SHE READS TRUTH is a wonderful community of sisters sharing God's Word together. Today, on Day 18, Raechel sums up so far what we have studied up until today and the upcoming finish:
"Until now, we have learned and studied examples of prayers of praise, confession, petition, intercession, and Kingdom advancement. We could call these the What’s of prayer. But for these final three days, let’s look together at what God’s word says about the Who, Where, and When of praying."
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I am not completely too late for this, just in the weeks of preparation, pray and fasting, etc. and the various prayer guides that were from 4 weeks ago. However, we still have time to sign up and maybe even do some of the small group guides.

One for Youth, is for 3 weeks (almost enough time). It's called:
"Freedom to Praise, Pray, & Proclaim"

Another one is "TEACH us to PRAY"


An ideal resource for preparing your church for the annual National Day of Prayer. This booklet includes a Children’s Study (Kidz 6-11), Youth Study (Youth 12-17), and an Adult Study (Adults 18 and Up) focusing on the acryonym P.R.A.Y.

  • Praise – Thank God for what He has already accomplished through Jesus.
  • Repent – Confess your sins and shortcomings. Repent personally and on behalf of our nation. The Lord is quick to forgive when we come to Him.
  • Ask – Ask God to reveal truth, turn our hearts back toward Him, and bring healing.
  • Yield– Yield to the Lord and recognize that He has heard our prayers and will answer according to His will.  He is waiting to provide guidance and direction.
I really like that ACRONYM for P.R.A.Y. but it does not translate for me to use in Spanish for here in Mexico. Yet every nation needs to be PRAYING for their nation, their communities, and our world at large, God's Kingdom. Just as SHE READS TRUTH has been sharing:"practicing Kingdom praying", corporate prayer not just on our own personal prayers. Kingdom Praying starts on Day 15 with SHE READS TRUTH, Prayer in the Bible series (see below).

Also the NDOP, has another great one but it's for 4 weeks plus the intro (making it 5 weeks for a small group) ... but we can always make use of it.

A "Fresh Encounter" is a 28 Day Devotional written by Henry Blackaby (Author of "Experiencing God") and Claude King. Intro
pdf, Week 1 Spiritual Awakening, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

"Designed to help you understand from Scripture and history how God works to revive His people and use them to change their world. Study it individually and in small groups or churchwide to understand and respond to God’s requirements for genuine revival. Suggestions for 4 small-group sessions are included. 
God is on mission to redeem a lost world, but when His people depart from Him, that work is hindered. Fresh Encounter is designed for use in churches in the 4 weeks leading up to the National Day of Prayer (observed in May) and for other times of prayer emphasis."

There are still 2 weeks until the NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER on May 2nd, 2013. So we could start in week 3 but week 4 is Day 22 "The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength"and it seems that many of us could use some JOY right about now to lift us up and encourage us to PRESS ON: press on in our individual and corporate race as a nation into the arms of the God in whom we trust! Lean on Him!

Here are the LINKS to each Day of SHE READS TRUTH on PRAYER in the BIBLE. However, if you start at Day 1, at the bottom after the comments, you can click to the next day for each one.

Day 1                                  
Day 2                                   
Day 3                          
Day 4 Prayers of Confession + Repentance


 
*[a time to breathe in God's Word and memorize it]








                                         

Day 16 | Kingdom Praying in Scripture

Day 19 } yet to come so not linked yet.
Day 20
Day 21


            

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