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

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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.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


April 19th-May 13th, 2014
(in the comments)
This is for
May 12th, 2014

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. 
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"      
Ecclesiastes 4:12  

This is meant to be an interactive blog based on comment and response system. That's where YOU come in, we need YOU to help the Lighthouse of Prayer work effectively by joining us in sharing your prayer requests or other's you encounter AND then by leaving a prayer for them, let them know that you are lifting them in prayer with us here.


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in prayer and sharing.

We'd love to see your Prayer requests (Petitions) in what normally would be the Comment area, where others will be supporting you through their prayers hopefully, written as a response to your petition there. We'd like this to be a community of prayer, praying for one another.

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Thank you in the name of Jesus
let us pray
one another


Peggy said...

Heavenly Father,

We lift up all the concerns and safety for the people involved in this:

"Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation Orders for More Than 20,000 in San Diego Homes"

WE ask for protection for the fire fighters and First Responders as well as the people who live in this area to find safety and escape any danger. We place Your hedge of protection and authority around them and their property. We ask that You keep everyone out of danger and the fire away from populated areas. Calm the winds and the heat and help quench this dangerous massive fire. Send an abundance of rain. Take complete control Lord over the winds and the fire. You alone are Most Powerful and able to stop the wind and the fire. We ask this in Jesus' name ... have mercy on us and the people that live, work and commute through this area. May everyone heed the warning of evacuation and may all go smoothly and orderly as the fire is brought under control. Thank You that You hear our prayers for Your Almighty help. Thank You for saving and keeping lives protected. Thank You for sending whatever is needed for assistance and protection of the workers and the people.

As the Lord leads, please pray:

For the immediate needs of fire fighters and other first responders.

For families who have evacuated homes and schools.

That God might turn the winds away from inhabited areas.

Peggy said...

Abba Father,

I also come here and lift up our dear sister Denise.

You know how she is suffering. We place her in Your Healing hands. We ask that You take away those headaches and the pain, all the way to salve that heals her sweet eyes. What every is the cause, we ask that You quickly find and give Denise sufficient strength and wisdom since her appointment has been postponed until too far into June for her to just wait. We even place this in Your control and ask favor from the medical people that care for her to prioritize her health needs and help her sooner.

Father, You know the situation in her legs and feet as well and we ask for feeling to return and numbness to leave, all stinging, burning and pain to be gone in Jesus' powerful name,

We thank You for all You have done yet we wait for a complete healing miracle for Denise.

Lord, You also are fully aware of the home situation. We place this loved one in Your hands, and ask that once again You direct his steps that he return to You and to his beloved with the promises and care he just had declared. We bind the enemy in Jesus' name and ask that You place a shield around Denise from the hurtful words and behavior of the darts being thrown at her. We command that devil to leave and take his darts, foul language and abusive treatment back to the pit where they all belong and ask that You send in angels to watch over Denise and Coco during the day and at times when the battle is on. We ask that You fight this fight against the principalities that are dividing this house and causing this strife and disharmony.
We command all evil to leave in Jesus'name and by His precious blood Denise is covered with the victory and the curses are broken over her and her household now by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Cause that change to return and stay, not rear its ugly head once again when people are weak. Yeah, we believe that although Denise may be sick and weak, You are her strength, and You are strong in her.
You love Denise and desire the best for her and her household.

We claim Your Promises for Denise and we stand together with her in this battle. Protect her and keep her safe in Your loving arms. Wrap her in the healing balm of Gilead. Touch Denise and flow through her from the top of her head to her toes with Your warm healing touch of strength, wellness, comfort, and Your Word to guard her.

Denise is not alone. You are with her. You love Denise! Thank You for caring for her! Thank You for being the wind beneath her feet and the soothing breeze that calms all fears. Bring all her levels and her body under Your control as You created Denise in Your image. She is Yours, and You are hers. She will not be defeated for if You are for Denise who can be against her. Thank You for everyone who prays for Denise, visits her (a few more in person would be nice) and sends her their warm thoughts, gifts, or whatever encouragement they can to keep her pressing on.

Thank You for Denise, O Lord! Thank You for all the prayers she shares for others. Bless each one and her as we lift our hearts and health to You for a miracle, We give You all the glory, honor and praise. We thank You for winning the victory in Christ Jesus. We thank You and love You so much!

Peggy said...

Here are a couple of links to Denise's blog, her medical situation and the other one noted in my prayer ...
[sorry for this comment, I meant to link them up there in my prayer]. Denise can use our support and prayers
on her blog as well as join her here in the many prayers. Thank You Lord for the two that do! Bless them mightily and pour back into their lives also.

Peggy said...

Father God, I lifting up this precious family to You! I thank You for the love and faith they have in You. I come before You and ask that You alleviate all pain from Ben (and in this eleventh hour You fill his little body with the grace to go when it's time and for the parents that are hurting and grieving this loss before he's gone anticipating the pain of one less, yet joyful that Ben knows and will be with You and in Your care. He's only 5 and yet his little life has made a beautiful mark.
Love on him and help him in any way to be at ease and without pain. How hard to see a little one with a cancerous tumor suffer more and more. Hold Ben in Your loving arms and also his mom and dad. Wipe their tears and guard the other little ones with an understanding of heaven being real and Ben will be with You soon. I pray that if this is Your will, that Your grace will be sufficient and if it is not yet Ben's time, that You will supply the grace and the strength, all medical care and wisdom to soothe and ease this heavy experience by wrapping the Sauer family in Your loving arms of comfort! be with them today and this evening as they count and wait. Thank You for Ben! Thank You for his parents and family. Holy Comforter surround this family and pour more into them as the time wears on. Thank You for faith and strength! Thank You for Your love for Ben and them!
In Jesus' name ... I pray

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Thank You for precious Ben, and the great impact he has had on so many, in such a short time. Pour out love, comfort, and care all over him, and his family. If it be Your will, bring total healing to Ben. If not, please help his family to be able to face the end with Your strength. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please send a hedge of protection to surround the families in the areas of the fires. Also, those firefighters, and first responders, who put their lives at risk, please protect them all Father. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Thank You for my sweet sister Peggy, Cathy, Alice, and Karen, my faithful prayer warriors. I do not know what I would do without them. I love You Father with all I am. I need Your strength, and will power right now. Also, a great big dose of courage. The enemy is daily attacking me. My health is not good at all, and emotionally, things are really bad. My husband, I truly need You to touch him. Bring him to his knees, he needs You so much. I need You, always. I need, and want my husband back. Hear my hearts cry Father. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be close to my sister Vicky. She is having a few medical problems. Bless her Father. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please keep watch over my sister in-law Kathy. She is dealing with leukemia, and is losing her hair. Emotionally, she is a wreck over losing her hair. Please bring comfort, and peace to her heart. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please bless my friend Mary, and her husband with traveling mercies. They are traveling to Mexico, so they can get affordable dental care for her husband. Thank You. Amen

Peggy said...

"Let us all join in prayer for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria ... "

Heavenly Father ... You know that this world is so full of so many corrupt evil doers and so much injustice and violence.
We ask that You guard these "girls" every one from any more harm and protect them with a shield that will keep them safe until their rescue or release without any more loss. Give them courage to stay strong and wisdom to remain safe. Pull together all countries and governments to safely work to a peaceful end to such a tragic act of terrorism. Pour Your love and comfort and strength around the families of these girls as well. How awful and traumatic heartbreak this is, Lord, for them all yet we place Nigeria in Your hands and the outcome that You desire. We pray for Chibok! We pray for the school and families. We lift these dear precious daughters of Yours to You for their every need and a covering over each one. Coming to You on behalf of all the persecuted and oppressed, those so desperate living in extreme poverty. We ask for Your will to be done with the militants Boko Haram. Have mercy O Lord and bring this to an end safely in Jesus' Name... bring a peaceful end and let Your justice prevail. Protect the organizations that are involved in ministry or rescue or restoration. Bring healing to those who have escaped.

We pray for displaced communities within Borno state, Maiduguri and surrounding towns. We pray for comfort to all family members in anguish, shock and distress over the fate of their girls. We pray for the Nigerian government and all supporting foreign countries to deploy all necessary resources to find these young people.

Pray, pray, and pray again because with God Nothing is Impossible!! This is so extreme LORD but You are Greater and more powerful! Be with each one involved in this and continue to stir people to pray and seek You and Your will and wisdom! Thank You for Your Mighty Arms of Love for each of person! Wrap them in Your love as this violence is ended. May they fall to their knees to the One True God. May You be glorified as You bring about a safe return for all 276 kidnapped!

Peggy said...

Staying in prayer Lord for our dear Denise and the intense pain she is having in her head, Be with her. Keep her safe in Jesus' name. Provide her with relief from this pain and a miracle of healing in Jesus' Name.

We call for a prayer warriors to surround her constantly until there is a break through! For You are God, her Great Physician and what medical doctors have not yet done for Denise, You can do, for YOU are her Healer and Deliverer! You hear her cries for help and healing. O Lord, surround her with a blanket of love, comfort, protection, strength, resistance, covering, and a miraculous touch from You. You care for Denise and everything that she is going through! Bring her immediate release tonight, and calm her so she can rest in You. Thank You for holding on to her and giving her Your strength and a warm embrace (from me) and love her back into good health and a restored body, mind and soul in Jesus' name we ask ... She needs You Lord! Denise loves You and trusts You!

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please bring a quick, and safe return of all the kidnapped girls. Bring them home to their families. Please let this ending be a peaceful one, let hearts find You, and glorify You. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My head continues to hurt, please bring relief. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, A sweet friend, lost her precious child. Comfort her, as only You can. Thank You. Amen

Peggy said...

"O God, You are the one who heals. Through Your Son, Jesus, we have been healed and forgiven. Help us to live fully with this assurance. Amen."~from the devotional posted below this one from Today

We pray this for Denise, Vicky, and all the rest that need healing.

O LORD, You are Jehovah Rapha for Denise and all the promises this holds for her, we claim this day in Jesus' Name... bring Your power to heal and relieve her continual pain in her head and throughout her body but for today ... we ask specifically for her head! Thank You Jehovah Rapha that You are the One who Heals Denise in all things this day and every day ... we love You and give You praise! Be with Denise, surround her with angels of healing in their wings and love from You as You protect and watch over her.

Peggy said...

Dear little Ben went home to heaven on May 13th ... welcome Him Father!

Surround the Sauer family with an outpouring of love and the Holy Comforter in the time ahead. Continue to fill them with Your peace ... in Jesus' name

Cathy said...

Father, I agree with Peggy in this prayer for our sister, Denise. Nothing is impossible with you, Lord. We are trusting in you to answer our prayers. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

Cathy said...

Father, Please answer the prayers and cries of our dear sister Denise's heart. Lead, guide and direct her, strengthen and protect, heal her, In Jesus name, Amen.

Cathy said...

Father, please take away that pain in Denise's head we pray. Touch her and make he whole. Answer all of her prayers for others, Lord. You know all of the needs. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend Kathleen, is grieving over the loss of her aunt. Please comfort her hurting heart. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, The fires in San Diego California, keep raging. So far, twenty families have lost their homes. Please command these fires to stop Father. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be with my husband, and those that he works with. They are having a very important union meeting this evening. They will be voting on some important issues. Please let Your wisdom rule. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please keep my apartment complex, Rustic Village safe. Friday, the police put the entire complex on lockdown. They were about 32 policemen here, with their guns drawn. They were looking for 3 suspects, that had robbed a store across the street. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, The union meeting for Eddies work place yesterday, did not go the way Eddie wanted it to. His hours will be changing as of June 1st-October. The pay will be a little different for about 16 weeks. He was not happy at all. Please teach Eddie to count his blessings, instead of his problems. Let him realize how truly blessed he is. Thank You. Amen

Peggy said...


And he [Gabriel] said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and humbling yourself before God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia [demonic being assigned to rule Persia] has been withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me. Daniel 10:12-13

Heard ~ to listen, give heed. To consent, agree. To grant a request.


Lord, I am getting weary in prayer. My heart has been pouring out its distress for so long that it appears You aren’t listening. But You sent Gabriel to speak to Daniel, to let him know that You heard His prayers and were answering them. You are a God who listens well. I am not a voice You hear in the distance, one who is just making noise. Your ear is bent to hear the faintest whisper. Everything that weighs on my heart is important to You. Rebuke my enemy when He accuses You of being passive. I am sorry for every time I believe his lie.

Father, give me endurance! There are battles in the spirit world being fought over my prayers. The kingdom of darkness is threatened by Your miraculous answers. Help me remember that when You appear to be silent, things are never quiet. Speak truth to my heart so that my trust is not shaken.

Their fight is in vain when I am on Your side. I stand in the truth that You are a pro-active God. You bring about deliverance for Your glory at the right time. I can trust it. Your purposes cannot be hindered. Your Word says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19

I humble myself under Your mighty hand, waiting to be exalted in due time: casting all my cares upon You; for oh, how You care for me! Today, I will be sober, vigilant; because my adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking to devour me. I Peter 5:6-8 The mouth of the lion will not prevail because I trust Your love, trust Your timing, and trust Your power to deliver. Amen

sharing this from Christine Wyrtzen

Also for those of us, who try to leave PRAYERS and they disappear ... God hears and knows (remember if the post date of post is more than 14 days (I think) they are moderated.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be near to my friend Tammi. She is feeling so weary, and very heavy hearted. Her son is in the hospital, was diagnosed with ADD. He has been on suicide watch. Also, her teenage daughter has buliemia. This is a lot for one family to deal with. Please pour Your strength, and healing into this dear family. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend Julie has a really bad leg infection, please bring her healing. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be with my friend Cathy. Her dear cousin has been diagnosed with cancer. The family is very upset. Bring comfort. Thank You. Amen

From the Heart said...

Heavenly Father, I agree with Peggy and Cathy regarding Denise. You know exactly what Denise needs and I believe You are helping Denise in all areas of her life.

I thank You for the decision my Dr. made regarding my back and I do not have to have surgery. I do have to see the Dr. who put my shunt in. I ask for healing and he will not find anything wrong. I trust You completely.

I'm sorry for being absent for a while and my be away a bit longer. I will continue to be in pray for everyone here at The Lighthouse. I love them all and I love You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please keep a close watch over Alice. Keep her healthy and happy. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, my friend, Shirley is very worried about her friend. They gave her friend an eviction notice today. Please have Your way and will. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please keep everyone safe this holiday weekend. Thank You. Amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be with my friend, she is having surgery on May 27th. Guide the surgeons hands, surround the operating room with healing angels. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend Cathy is very worried about her son. He is in much pain due to back problems, please bring healing to him. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friends dad has been admitted to the hospital. He is having chest pain, and shortness of breath. Please watch over him. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend is having memory loss, please restore her memory soon. Thank You. Amen.

From the Heart said...

Heavenly Father, I ask, in the name of Jesus that You watch over our grandson, Ryan, while he is in Jamaica this summer working with a missionary group Won by One as one of their interns leading praise and worship at night. During the day he will be helping to build houses. Father I know that You will also be with all who come to help during the summer. Thank You for what you are doing in Ryan,s life. He really loves You. God bless them all. Amen

Denise said...

Shelly Benoit Hendricks needs our prayers as her brain shunt (just surgically replaced for last malfunction, 4 months ago) is evaluated this morning.

Bethany L. Schoeffny is fighting a sidelining migraine and struggling with brain fog as she strives to memorize lines for a play she has committed to for early June.

Tanya Leigh Oakes has transportational clarity needs and stamina for lots of errands and work today. Also chronic kidney (stone) issues and a new (re-play) of intestinal issues that could lead to cancer without insurance to address treatment needs. Please be in prayer for her dad (?) in his recent prostate cancer diagnosis and how the family is coping with this as well.

SueEllen Cates (LauraElizabeth) is feeling overwhelmed by several time sensitive and neuro-challenging tasks today and needs God to give her clarity of mind and peace of heart.

@Danaya has appointments and medical testing throughout the day today.

@Kelly Kulas is dealing with the heartbreak of accepting God's closed door in needing to stop her job when her body is so struggling.

@Lynn as she juggles her own health challenges and takes of her first season of co-hosting an (in)Cancer group.

@Sandy Platt is having much extra pain, sinus infection, and a very hard time sleeping. "big pain and fatigue"

Jenni is having problems with her legs.

From the Heart said...

Heavenly Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that all of the requests Denise has mentioned will be answered according to Your will.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please watch over my friend Debbie. She had knee surgery, and is home, trying to heal. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, Please be with a young man named Chris. He will be having brain surgery tomorrow. Guide the surgeons hands. Thank You, amen.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friends brother has just been admitted to the hospital. They did a cat scan on him, and found a large mass on his belly button. He is in so much pain .please bring healing to him. Thank You. Amen

Global Day of Prayer (from Peggy) said...

10 Days of Day and Night Prayer (Global Day of Prayer)
29 May - 7 June 2014


Our Father in heaven, You are our Creator.
You have chosen to reveal yourself to us as humans, through your Son Jesus Christ.
It is still hard for us to imagine what You look like, although Jesus said that if we had seen Him, we had also seen You.
He came to show us what You are like.
Through His work we know that You are compassionate, merciful, forgiving, slow to anger and rich in love.
Jesus demonstrated to us that You like people, You love us and You want to be in a relationship with us.
Thank you for making it possible, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that we can know You.
Will You reveal yourself again to us in this special time of celebrating the ascension of Jesus to sit at Your right hand?
Jesus asked You to reveal to us the glory You gave Him.
We need that revelation, and to be transformed while beholding Him and You, into His image.
Our world needs a revelation of the True God.
As the Church, we long for You to manifest yourself in our midst and through our actions.
Love through us, show compassion through us and demonstrate your righteousness and justice through our thoughts, word and deeds.


Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend Shelby is having major eye problems,. She cannot drive any more, and could eventually go blind. Please give the doctors wisdom to help her. Thank You. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, My friend Shelly will be going to her doctor in the morning. They may have to go back into her brain to replace her shunt. This will be the third time. She is very scared. Please be close by her side, love on her. Thank You. Amen

From the Heart said...

Heavenly Father, I come to You on behalf of my youngest daughter and her family. You know their need for my son-in-law to find a good paying job. He has always been faithful to You and I know You care about them. Together we are asking for them to be able to take back what the Devil has taken from them, in the name of Jesus. Bless them and show them exactly what they need to do. I ask Father that You would open doors for Ronnie that no one else can. You know his life and how much he has depended upon You. You have always provided for them and I believe You will show Ronnie exactly what he needs to do to bring money in to pay their bills, in the name of Jesus. Let them feel Your presence Father and know that You will never leave them nor forsake them. Thank You for what You are going to do. Amen.

It's Time to Pray


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