Prayer at End of Day

Lord, help me to be at rest in You at all times, no matter what because I trust You. Help me to love as You would. Thank You for hearing my prayers.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro   www.holyspiritpress.org   www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Lord, another day is done.  It is time to prepare for the next.  Each day is a blessing – a gift from You to be carefully opened and cherished, for no one knows when his or her last day will be.  To be done with this life would not be tragic, but it would be hard, for there are those You have put in my life whom I love and I would have to leave them for now.  Therefore I cherish each day which You provide, where You enable me to be in You and You in me (because I seek You and to be attached to You in all things) and You enable me to serve where You call me.

Lord, sometimes it seems as though here as it is now is not what I thought would be and yet You are Sovereign.  You are also trustworthy and so in You I have placed my trust.

Sometimes I recall things You have spoken to my heart which were to be and are not.  It does not dash my faith.  I know Your ways are above my understanding.  But it does cause me to pause sometimes and be tempted to be melancholy.  Lord, forgive me.  For then I consider all You have provided, the many ways You have taken care of me through all circumstances and must remind myself again that this is earth not heaven. You never promised perfection or that it would be easy here.  You promised never to leave me or forsake me and You never do.

As I gaze into Your eyes, purposefully turning my attention from any and all hopes, dreams and things which might tempt me to pay more attention to them, than I do to You, I am face to face with Your love for me.  I melt in humble amazement and fall yet deeper in love with You, for You know my every imperfection and shortcoming, yet Your love for me remains.  Forgive me that I have been distracted from what is truly important – drawing closer to You.  Forgive me that I have worried I would not have what I want when You are all that I need and all that I want.  Forgive me for forgetting all You have done for me and having the attitude of a spoiled child instead of being thankful.  Forgive me for concerning myself with earthly things which lack substance and will not last.  These are but a vapor – a mist – here one moment and gone the next.

But You are.  You are always by my side.  You hear me, speak to Me and lead me in the way I should go.  You use all things for good in light of eternity.  All things.

Right now in this moment once again I bow.  I choose You for I know I need You as Savior and I desire You as my Lord.

Because You are God, You know.  You know where I am and why I am here.  Because You are God, You have the power to move me (and those I love), when it is time for the next step of what I thought was to be or yet something new from You.  Until then I can rest in You, be content with such things as I have, thankful in all things and rejoice in the work of my hands, which You have provided perfectly.

I am so human and weak!  I need You!  Still my heart.  Fill me with Your peace.  Teach me to love and guide me until loving You and loving others because I love You is the singular object of my attention.  Help me to rest in You at all times, entering Your Dwelling Place with constant ongoing worship, thanksgiving and praise.

You are; You are; You are.  There is none like You.  I have no worries.  I fear You alone.  You will put me under the shadow of Your wings and care for me perfectly until You bring me home.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

END

Please consider giving the gift of CHRISTMAS WORSHIP this Christmas.    It can be purchased at www.holyspiritpress.org or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/elizabethfulgaro3.

Christmas is coming.  A few years ago, the Lord whispered to my heart that He wanted to be worshipped at Christmas and He showed me how many of the songs we sing beautifully tell the story of His birth and why He came, but very few actually worship Him during this festive season.  So I asked Him what songs He wanted released.  The result is CHRISTMAS WORSHIP, which includes 7 new, original Christmas worship songs, which the Lord had me compose specifically for this project.   (Music clips can be heard at the CD Baby link.  It is also available on itunes.) 

May God receive the honor and worship He is due this Christmas season!

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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