A Blessed & Happy New Year



... let's start the year right in prayer for one another ...

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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

PRAISE TIME!


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" and our daily lives.


“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 and Evenings,” entry for October 30th, AM. Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2008 

Quite a while back, it was suggested to me to have a place to include PRAISE reports!!! I was hoping that in our Prayer Requests each month, we would come back and give a prayer when there is a praise or thanks for an answer to our prayers.

Because 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 more often as I wrote above (which I truly appreciate) but I just wanted to make a special place and point of this again. These can be general or specific (if you can remember prayer requests answered or the month we lifted that prayer). God surely knows. Let's just make a public declaration of how faithful He is.

We tried this back in September 2012 (Part I) then (Part II.so this will be Part III for 2013 (that's a whole lot of thanks and praise). If you'd like to see how it was done before then go back and read or view a video with some scriptures on PRAISE, just click on Part I. We need to do this more often, but most definitely at the end of a year as this is! 

If at all possible, write your PRAISEANSWER to prayers or THANKS in a form of a prayer ... Thank you and God bless!

[the current monthly prayer request post still follows below this]


2 comments:

Cathy said...

Father, Thank you for providing for me through friends and family when I really needed help. Thank you for the blessings of family at Christmas and for answering our prayers. Thank you for your gift of Jesus to us all. We give you thanks and praise for all you have done for us. In Jesus name, Amen.

Peggy said...

Heavenly Father, I'd like to give You praise for each of the prayer intercessors that You have blessed the Lighthouse of Prayer with their faithful prayers. I praise You and thank You for each one!

The Lighthouse of Prayer would and could not function without their continual support and prayers. They check here often or come before You with our petitions and bring other's needs before You.

I thank You for each answer to each prayer. Some we are still waiting on or hoping to hear Your answer clearly whether it is a "yes", "no" or "not now" may we continue to pray that Your will will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

I praise You for Provision, Health, and our new rebuilt house after the fire. You know my many concerns as well as the other's that come here before You and we ask You for Your favor and continued blessings as we head into 2014. I lay down any preconceived assumptions and ask that You direct, guide, lead us by Your Holy Spirit that we may see His fruit more in us.

We thank You for lives that are being touched and changed by You and even the ones that need to come or return to You, although we may not see it, we ask that You see their hearts and draw each one to You and so we thank You for salvation and turning the hearts toward You. Glory hallelujah! How we want to celebrate Your beautiful gift given to us in Your precious Son Jesus Christ and rejoice in the homecoming of prodigals.

We thank You for healing and works in progress and that Your promises in Your Word are coming to be! We praise You and love You for all You are and all You make possible in Jesus' powerful and precious Name ...

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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