I Want to Pray but I Don’t Know How

Confession: I don’t know how to pray very well. That might be surprising if you know how involved I am in various ministry and prayer activities at Lighthouse and the fact that I actually help organize our church’s monthly Prayer Gathering. Yes, I am fully convinced that prayer is not optional but foundational to my relationship with God. I do a “quiet time” most days and frequently pray short prayers as needs arise. But I just don’t do it well. I would say my prayer life could best be described as “adequate.” I......

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Episode 58: Growing Hearts for Prayer

Read Megan, Mei, and Nicole’s blog post! Practical Applications: 1) Start small with 4-5 prayer cards (Suggestion: 2 character traits you want to grow in, 1 significant person and 1 significant event). Frame each with a Bible verse to help direct your prayers. 2) Pray with a friend or a group of friends over the phone or video-chat, for accountability and consistency. 3) Still have questions or don’t know where to start? Email the office! info@lighthousesouthbay.org...

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Episode 56: Loving Your Friends

“Lighthouse, what do you give thanks to God for? It is good and right to give thanks to God for all His benefits toward us, spiritual and material, and for how He is working in us, but do we also give thanks to God for how He is graciously working in others, in our friends? For how they are showing faith and love?” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer: Worship: • Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love • I Asked the Lord Read 2 Thessalonians 1 Icebreaker Questions: • Who is a......

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Episode 42: Messy, Watchful, and Humble Prayers

“God is always doing something. It may not be what we want or what we expect, but that doesn’t mean that God isn’t working… Our goal as we pray is to be watchful, to develop an eye for Jesus, and to look not just at what God is doing outside of us but even what He is doing inside of us… God is always weaving His story, and when we’re watchful in prayer we remind ourselves that ultimately this world does not revolve around us or anyone else but around God and His......

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Episode 41: Praying Without Ceasing

“You would be surprised at all the moments in your day that can be used for prayer. Waiting in line, brushing your teeth, before you start your work day, on your commute, when you are having trouble going to sleep, while working out, this list goes on. Be aware of these times and use them for prayer. Prayer is about communion with God. It is how we, His children, talk to our Abba, our Father.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship ● Sing- What a friend we have in......

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Episode 40: Praying Relentlessly

“Lighthouse, what is your strategy for the coronavirus and all the troubles that come with it? Is it merely ducking your head, doing better, and trying harder? Is it a waiting game that rests on your resilience to survive? Or is it a humble pleading with God? Is it letting your concerns lead you to commune with Him? Pray for your loneliness, your parenting, your work situation. Pray for those in jeopardy of losing their jobs or lives. Pray for strength in temptation and a greater delight in Christ. Pray for your prayers.......

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Episode 37: Prayer Walking

“Walking and praying obviously isn’t the only way of drawing near to God, nor is it a secret technique, but it was something that had helped me cultivate an awareness of God’s presence during this season. As much as I hope to see some of you on the streets, may we all draw even nearer to the throne of God, because in Jesus, God has drawn near to us.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open In Prayer Worship – My Father’s World – How Great Thou Art – Be Still My Soul......

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Episode 25: Fervent Prayer

“So I encourage you to pray – not with a bunch of these and thous, but just pour your emotions and angst and frustrations out before God. Not as a means of catharsis or to nurse your grief or wallow in your pain, but because this is how you genuinely feel, this is real. And as you dig into this hot mess, explore those doubts, the confusion, ask the hard even shameful questions, see beneath any Christian veneer that we’re supposed to put on for the world, and let the true God speak......

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Episode 17: Passion Week: Maundy Thursday

“Knowing that God is with us in the dark should encourage us to hold onto Him even more tightly because in the dark we are certain that He is our one good thing. So in the midst of your struggles how are you leaning on God? Are you praying all the more? Are you praying even more earnestly? The darker the room, the tighter we grip and the more we depend and trust on others to lead. So beloved, make it your aim to pray all the more during seasons of darkness so......

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