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... 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

PRAYER PLANS

Various places are beginning 2014 with PRAYER and FASTING! If you are interested in doing this for the first week of the New Year with a wonderful community, might I suggest HERE

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.com

I can also direct you to others, if you'd like, I will search for more choices. Here is one "Call to Pray" with 10 days of prayer and resources. I know different churches start their year this way, like my home church in Minnesota (sometimes the entire month) or some I found online: City Church, I think Saddleback with Pastor Rick Warren's Daniel Plan followed by "50 days of Transformation" study, Celebration Church (21 days), Church on the Rock, CrossGates or a day with Moody Church. I'm sure there are others. Some follow the Daniel Plan or other ways but the theme is not only PRAYER but FASTING so we are in tune and listening to what God may reveal. Many do not start until the week of January 5th ...  so you still have time to look around and decide. 

Meanwhile, I have been looking at You Version for specific reading plans that focus on PRAYER, which I will start sharing here. I found about 47 different ones, and a few struck me. The one I like most is a 40 day plan designed to help you pray for your neighbors and your own street (but the main site is for the UK, although it would work for any of us in our own neighborhoods; it would be quite the undertaking and not feasible for me from here for right now). So I looked at my next 2 favorite choices (due to content and length): 


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There is also one specifically for a 21 Day Fast, if that interests you. Others are more specific and also quite a few just give readings in God's Word like another favorite that I considered, but it's a 52 day commitment (too much for me for right now to get started but I may consider it later in the year): A.C.T.S. Prayer Bible Reading. 

I considered taking a vote of your favorite that you might like but then I would not have been able to prepare them for posting, so perhaps another time, we'll do a vote.

I hope that you also take time to click (open) the DAILY PRAYER page above, which comes from author Germaine Copeland's Daily Prayer page (between the astericks) and have taken time to read or subscribe to the daily devotions offered by Prayer Central with Kathleen Dillard and team (excellent choices to daily guide your prayers) that follow on that same page above. My favorites this past year besides Kathleen's Weekly Word or Today's Prayer (from Fetch a Prayer with them) were "In His Name" and "Draw Near". Actually I could spend most of my day at her site, praying and interceding.

In two separate posts, I will be sharing Day 1 from my two favorites. Actually, they will probably be preposted before this on Dec. 31st or before the PRAISE TIME post, and you'll be wondering where the "Prayer Requests" went and why these are here. But it's because I wanted you to have these as samples to start Day 1 on January 1, 2014.

Yet, I still love "Neighbors Love Your Streets" and I have downloaded much of their resources to personally use. I already had chosen a 10 week study or plan by Beth Moore on P.R.A.I.S.E. (a new book - I think - at least it's new to me) where Beth leads us with a new "prayer formula" using the word "PRAISE" to journal our prayers: P=praise, R=repentance, A= acknowledgement, I=intercession, S=supplication, E=equipping. (the first two may be interchanged on some days, she writes because there are times when we cannot truly praise God without cleaning up our act first). Maybe God will lead me to share more of this or Stormie Omartian's books that I also read and pray fervently. 

I hope you will join me in one of these reading plans and start; PRAISING, ADORING, THANKING, and INTERCEDING as we do here at the Lighthouse of Prayer in 2014.  


LINKS to:

Day 1



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