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.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

WHERE TO TURN WHEN ...

... You Feel Angry ...

James 1:19–20; Ephesians 4:26–27; Proverbs 12:16; Romans 12:19; Colossians 3:8


ephesians-4-26-27

For the next 40+ days I will be sharing one of these alphabetically from the index of my "Max Lucado Devotional Bible" and ask that if you feel led to PRAY about any related topic that you do so in the comments: PRAYERS ONLY ... pray the SCRIPTURE or just from your heart.

Here is another post if you struggle with ANGER for anything.

Also Hope for the Heart has a wonderful pdf download on this & other life issues (see left hand sidebar near the end, above the Labels below Bible Gateway widget and "Adonai" You Tube song). From Feb. 27th until March 7th, "Anger" is the online broadcast topic.

Please remember NO COMMENTS, only PRAYERS accepted HERE! It is important that this be a house of prayer. Any comment, not as a prayer or prayer request will be deleted. Thanks again!



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lord, Forgive me for my explosive anger and not guarding my mouth more often. Help me to stop, count and wait before allowing my frustration, irritation, past hurts, injustices or disappointments to erupt without thinking about it and handling my emotions better. Thank You that I usually do not let it become sin or go to bed with that anger. Thank You that I can come to You and share even my anger for the way things are, situations, circumstances.
Because You understand and are a just God. Help me to control any anger. I know that You will handle all unjust situations so I leave them in Your hands. I must rid myself of all things as Colossians says and I confess this, asking You to seal my lips and purify my actions in Jesus' name from this day forward. Teach me to manage my anger and put on the fire, uproot whatever the cause may be and take full control by Your Spirit. Thank You Lord.

Anonymous said...

correction: put OUT the fire (that feeds this anger) not the fire of the Holy Spirit, I need more of Him

Peggy said...

"19 My dear sisters and brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires."

Dear Lord, Help me to remember to be quick to listen and slow to speak. May I learn to be slow to anger and not allow any that does not produce Your righteousness in me or in my world. Thank You for this Word from James 1.

I ask that You help anyone who is dealing with anger issues and exploding. I have been there and I know how things come unglued. In Jesus' name, we take authority over the cause of anger and ask that the Holy Spirit help us to channel and manage our emotions. Thank You Jesus, that even when You became angry, it was righteous anger and You went to pray, upset for changing the "house of prayer" into a money changing place. Help us to discern our anger and whether it is from hurt; injustice; fear or being frustrated or any combination that we may propel it to action rather than reaction, keeping us from "sin". May we never allow the sun to set on our anger but find a resolution of peace in You; confess our wrongs and diffuse our explosive ways to handling our emotions properly; not stuffing or exploding by Your Holy Spirit ...

Anonymous said...

"Lord, You are a God who is ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. (Nehemiah 9:17)
You are renewing my life so that I am becoming more like You. (Romans 8:29) Thank You, Father.I renounce the power anger has held over my life, and I repent of the sins into which it has led me." ... from "Prayers that Prevail"

Denise said...

Dear Heavenly Father, Help us all to control our anger, and keep our emotions under control. Let the calm waters of Your love pour over the burning fire of anger. We love You Father. Amen

Peggy said...

Lord, Sometimes we get angry and we don't even understand why or from where this anger is coming from, but You do. Sometimes we need to express our feelings in a better way. Help me not to react when I'm upset or frustrated or someone is not doing things my way or agreeing with me. Stop me from losing control and bring Your Holy Spirit to guard my mouth and my thoughts so that I do not enter in to sin and let the enemy win. Other times, I am tired or have different expectations. Forgive me for ever letting anger in. I come against any spirit of anger, rage, bitterness, unforgiveness, and the others mentioned because those are not from You. Show me how to respond in love and patience. Keep me at peace. There are times when many injustices simmer inside of me, and I let them compile and then I react inappropriately. Sometimes my frustration is misunderstood as anger. Sometimes I am just upset. Help me to be understood as to understand ... and lead me into a peaceful way at all times. Take control. I confess that there are also times when I am angry with You for allowing circumstances or situations beyond our control and that are so unjust. But You are God and You are in control. Help me to realize that You are good even when I don't see it or understand. Thank You that You are so good.
Thank You for being slow to anger. Show me how to do this like You. Teach me to use the sword of Your Word as I should to defend injustices and stop fear from taking over. Stop me from entering into my flesh and battling with my tongue when someone argues or has conflicts with me. Help me to be silent and bring this to You immediately rather than allow it to simmer or stuff it which comes out bad later. Thank You that You care enough for us and You are more than enough. Give me a sweet spirit to respond in kindness and goodness to everyone in Jesus' name I ask

Denise said...

Dear Heavenly Father, Please help me when someone else's anger erupts all over me. Help me to turn the other cheek, and continue to love them, and pray for them. Thank You. Amen

Peggy said...

Oh yes Lord, guard those who have to endure the angry outbursts and cruel ways another. Bring calmness at times like this and forgiveness in heaps. Protect my dear little sister and her heart, guard her always and all ways. She does not deserve any of this and we bind the enemy that disrupts her peace of mind and heart that loves. Heal the hurts that cause this for both. Stop the enemy from taking over in Jesus' name and put a shield of defense around Denise. Let the angry one know that Your love (and hers) covers a multitude of sins. But this must END today in Jesus'name, no more hurt, or hurls of insults and heartaches. Pour Your balming, healing oil over Denise as she continues in love. Embrace her and hold her, covering her ears to her heart and the destruction of this pain from the angry outbursts. Deliver them from all evil in Jesus' power and authority, we declare that Denise is free from the anger of another. May a soft answer turn away wrath and stop grievous words from stirring it up. May we cease from grieving the Holy Spirit in anger for we are sealed unto the day of redemption. May all clamor, bitterness, wrath, anger or whatever clamor or evil be removed from causing Denise to suffer more and endure or be stressed beyond her already heavy weight of her health issues. Replace those sinful outbursts and responses with the fruit of the Spirit and return this angry heart to You, that this person might be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving, understanding, peaceful, etc. as You are and have been with us when we are forgiven for Christ's sake. Build up and restore relationships that the enemy is trying to destroy in Jesus' name bring repentance and change.

Cathy said...

Father, I pray in agreement with Peggy's prayer for our dear sister, Denise. Thank you, Lord, that you hear and answer our prayers. In Jesus name, Amen.

It's Time to Pray


TheDanielPrayer_Meme_5

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