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, March 4, 2014

LENTEN ONLINE RETREAT ~ ASH WEDNESDAY

For all Our *Catholic readers* and others that may be interested; (although the "Lighthouse of Prayer" is interdenominational and not particularly Catholic affiliated), we appreciate "prayers" from all faiths that follow Jesus Christ and the Bible, God's Word as infallible. Just passing on places to lead us in PRAYER daily especially during Lent.


[credit image actually belongs to Ann Voskamp]

Here is a  LINK to wonderful Lenten Retreat starting today 




(for those non-Catholic readers or Christian churches 
that do not celebrate it)
or 
better titled 


They also offer A Lent Audio Retreat with Father Larry Gillick, S.J. and "LENTEN AUDIO CONVERSATIONS"



*Creighton University
is a
Jesuit Catholic University

{sample of one of the prayers for today}

"Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting 
this campaign of Christian service,
so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils,
we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever."

Followed by Lenten Readings for the day; A Daily Meditation; Today's Reflection and other prayers.

Readings for Ash Weds.: Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51: 3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14;17; 2 Cor. 5: 20 - 6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

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YOU VERSION offers 3 reading plans that I found but this one seems the BEST: 

Devotions for Lent from Holy Bible: Mosaic


Here is what this plan shares for Day 1 on "What is Lent?" besides a reading from the Old and New Testament.
"For some Christians, Lent has always been a part of their spiritual life, but for others it is unfamiliar. Lent is a season leading up to Easter, a time when Christians have historically prepared their hearts for Easter with reflection, repentance, and prayer. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and proceeds for forty days, excluding Sundays, and culminating with Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Since Sundays are weekly celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus, the six Sundays in Lent are not counted as part of the forty-day season, which focuses on introspection, self examination, and repentance. Many Christians choose to celebrate a fast throughout the season of Lent, but the focus is not on depriving themselves of something as much as it is on devoting themselves to God and his purposes in the world.
Lent is an important season of the church year. The church year is an excellent way to help focus our attention on God with the way we organize our time. Rather than following the solar calendar's more familiar structure, organized by the rhythms of nature, the church calendar is organized around God and his activity in the world. The church calendar follows six seasons of varying length: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Each of these seasons have different focuses: Advent focuses on the anticipation of God's coming into the world, both in the incarnation and in Christ's return. Christmas focuses on the birth of Christ. Epiphany focuses on the light of God's presence shining in the world. Lent focuses on human sin and God's gracious solution. Easter focuses on resurrection life. Pentecost focuses on the ongoing activity of the Holy Spirit in the world. The annual rhythm of these seasons can have a powerful effect on personal and communal spiritual growth."~Holy Bible:Mosaic
I found this to be a very good explanation. The other days that I previewed, the devotional was not this long and in fact, Day 2 was just a beautiful Lenten prayer. Sundays are days off from reading and Fri.&Sat. they have chosen to read the Gospel of Mark. One of the other plans is reading the Gospel of Matthew.

She Reads Truth will have their 1st Reading Plan for Lent at their website, which never disappoints and well worth reading along with them and a wonderful community of women that share in the comments so much. 


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Let's PRAY these
40 DAYS
{no matter what church denomination or affiliation}
as we continue to read in
God's Word

Set aside time each day for
PRAYER

This is kinda why I started
praying series


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