Prayer as Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall

You alone are God; You alone are Lord. We look to You and bow to You. Hear our united prayer.

LORD, as Isaac approaches land, we continue to pray, united in heart and bowed before You as the only One who can.  You are sovereign and all power is in Your hands.  Thank You, that this storm is not Katrina and that it the winds have not risen to higher velocity.  Yet, we still know we need Your help!  Minimize physical damage, heal up the broken-hearted and bring Your hope to replace fear.  Protect those impacted and protect those supplying emergency services.

Let hope, mercy, love, the promise of forgiveness, new life, purpose and Your infinite care be that which rises up from the areas impacted by Isaac.  Let the winds diminish and the stories of Your grace, mercy and provision rise up from these areas and be carried forth on the winds.

Lord God, station angels at the gateways to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans.  Let the winds go below hurricane force much faster than humans have predicted.  Let the ease up more quickly.  Let the damage be less.  We ask and at the same time we trust in Your answer – what You have done, are doing and will still do.

Continue to wake up the people of this nation and the world, that we need to be vigilent and diligent to build up the levees and walls around our hearts, churches and communities which are built with Your values, so that the spiritual enemy no longer be able to come in like a flood and destroy us.

Lord God, reduce Isaac to less than a hurricane and  send instead the wind of Your Holy Spirit up through New Orleans and into every nook and cranny of this continent in new and marvelous ways that all would know You are God.  Lord God in Isa. 65 You say You have been ready to embrace those who do not call to You or seek You if only we would stop looking to everything except You and Your way as the answer to all we seek.  We confess that we have not honored You as our Way, Truth, Life, Provider and Protector.  We confess that we have looked elsewhere. But now, see how we want to know You as God and look only to You as the solution to all!

Lord God, be as unrelenting as a hurricane bearing down on the path which causes us to look up, see You and find our true destiny as individuals and a nation.

Lord God, thank You for how You will answer our prayers to protect the innocent and provide for the poor, making sure they are not destroyed through this storm.  Provide clean water for them to drink physically instead of flood waters which mold and destroy.  In the same measure, provide the Living Water of Your Spirit that we may all be revived and see that You are here with us even now and embrace your Way.

Thank You for how You will show Yourself merciful on this 7th anniversary of the storm with brought only death and destruction with it.  Thank You again that this storm is not Katrina.  Continue to be with us and provide according to Your promises.  Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.  We look only to You!  You will not fail. You are our Trust and our Hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly submitted as “heard” August 29, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

  

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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 and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  (A current outreach is The Japan GRIEF Project.)  For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

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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