Prayer When Time For Rest

Lord God, You meet our every need. We can rest in You. You are faithful. We delight in Your perfect will & way.

humbly written out as “heard” in the Spirit by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011   www.holyspiritpress.org    www.eaglesnestfoundation.org 

Lord God, as evening draws to a close and we lay ourselves down to rest, we rejoice in You.  How blessed we are that You are the God I AM who loves us so much!  You provide for us perfectly every step of the way, opening doors no man can shut and shutting doors no man can open, so that when as Your beloved children we try to follow where You lead with all our hearts, You make sure we do not mis-step, for Your Spirit is our Counselor and Guide.

Lord God, there are many of us who love You.  We seek Your will.  We want Your way.  Lord God, send forth Your angels to help us sleep.  Let them whisper sweet praise of You in our ears that our hearts might be raised heavenward in praise and worship as well, joining all creation in declaring Your glory by how we are.

Wrap us in Your arms of everlasting kindness and love.  Let Your Spirit be with us as we express our trust in You by resting because You have made our bodies to require it.  Let Your Spirit hover over us and in us filling us with an increase of all that You are.  We seek Your Wisdom, that we might walk even more closely to You.  You say the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom for us.  And oh, how we bow before You in reverential awe and full respect for who You are.

We are not tempted to rely on worldly wealth or on other people as the answer to all our needs.  We know it is You who enables all things.  You give us to eat and drink.  You enable us to be clothed and have a place to lay our heads.  No, Lord, we do not look to anyone or anything else as important in our lives when compared to You.  For there is no thing or creature that can be compared to You, Lord.  You are the only Creator – Superior and Most High.  You are the only One with dominion, sovereignty and in control.  You are the only One who has neither beginning nor end.  You are the Alpha and the Omega, unchanging from generation to generation.  You are always there.  We rejoice in who You are.  We bow to Your will and Your way.  We rejoice that You are at work in our lives, You hear our prayers and You answer in Your perfect Way – both when we can see and when we can’t see.

Lord God, we fear You alone, for when You are with us, we have nothing to fear.  Therefore Lord God, as we rest confident in You, fearing You alone, come with Your Spirit and increase our discernment that we might be built up even moree as Living Stones into Your Dwelling Place of love and righteousness for others, that Your Great Commissison would be fulfilled and the fragrance of who You are (the Truth of who You are) spread throughout the earth.

We lay our heads down.  We choose not to worry, but to sleep as Your adopted children, secure in Your love, completely trusting in You.  Thank You, Lord, for today.  Thank You, Lord for whatever Your plan for tomorrow.  We wait expectantly for Your answers and delight like children.  You joy reverbates deep within us; Your peace is our constant companion. Thank You for loving us, forgiving us and never leaving or forsaking us.  Thank You for preparing a home for us when our time our time here is finished.  You know our prayers; You know those we love; You know our concerns and You never sleep for You are always about Your business caring for us and purposing Your perfect answers into existence.  We remain in awe and are fully at peace and can rest now because of who You are.

Thank You, Lord.  Thank You.  Your blessings are beyond words.   In Jesus’ name, Amen.

END

PLEASE remember to view the new song, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d593RguxQI8&feature=share  SHARE the link!  Let’s let everyone know that the USA is and remains one nation under God and be encouraged in how God values every individual.

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro For information on her work for the military and their families please visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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