Prayer: Lord, What Do You Want of Me? I am Yours

Lord, we are but grass passing away so soon after we are born. You give us life, love & purpose.

Lord, what would You have me do today? I am Yours.  The sun is rising again and I am honored to remain Your ambassador here for as long as You deem appropriate to leave me in this life on assignment.

How You bless me with beauty, goodness and purpose even while I am living in this fallen world, which has become a foreign land to me.  There is so much around me in the culture with which I no longer agree because my life is dedicated to You.  Yet, in the midst of my disappointment You tell me to lift up my eyes to You and know You are God.

In Your eyes I see the love for every person which caused You to give up Your life and die for me.  Into my mind Your words drop like pearls: “Do You love me enough to die for them, too?  Love them.  Be patient.  Rest in Me and I will pour My Spirit through you to touch them with my perfect, everlasting, infinite, merciful love.  And those who choose to turn and know me as God, Savior and Lord through Jesus will be redeemed.”

Lord, may it be done to me according to Your perfect will, plan and power.  I cannot love them, but You can.  I have no power, but You have all power.  I cannot save the world from its precarious course, but Your love and mercy are unstoppable and nothing can prevent You from accomplishing Your purposes.  Use me.  I give You my life.  Use me for Your glory.

Sometimes I forget that this is my purpose.  You created me to give You glory – to shine Your Light, Truth and Way through how I am in You, my attitudes and how I act so that all will  have the opportunity to know You are God.  All my life is really about seeking You, finding You and following You.   There is nothing else I need for You promise to provide the rest perfectly until the day You call me home to heaven.

Sometimes I fall into worry and fear about even the most basic things.  Thank You for being a God who is near, a God who cannot lie and therefore can be relied upon to fulfill every promise and a God who forgives us our shortcomings, weaknesses and offenses.  Lord, please forgive me for every time I have forgotten to rely on You, tried to live in my own power or been afraid, when You already promised to handle it.

Moses, knew he could not do that to which You had called him unless You were with him and so he told You, he would not leave Your presence unless You went with him.  Lord, I cannot do anything good unless You are with me.  I do not want my temporal result, but Your eternal result.  Lord, I won’t go further into my day unless You go with me.

Thank You for being a God who hears. Thank You for being a God who loves. Thank You that Your goodness is infinite and Your love all-surpassing.  You are in control and no matter what comes my way I choose to rejoice because I belong to You.  I choose to rest in You.  Thank You for loving me and leading me.  I am listening.  I am submitted.  Have Your way.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

humbly written out and submitted as “heard” on October 6, 2011 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011

www.holyspiritpress.org    www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Elizabeth has written and recorded a song called, “Still” on her RESTORE worship CD which conveys the message of this prayer in a worship song.  It is available on itunes, at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Elizabeth Fulgaro and www.holyspiritpress.org 

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  Additional worship music audio clips can be found on itunes and 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

3 thoughts on “Prayer: Lord, What Do You Want of Me? I am Yours”

  1. This is truly beautiful…I see it as total surrender to a loving Master and savior. Great insight into the awesome nature of God. Thanks Elizabeth for sharing this prayer.

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