I AM For You

Lord, some days it is hard, but again I choose to rest in You, to trust You fully and without question. If You see every sparrow that falls and if every hair on my head is counted, then surely You know how hard the days can be…..I will rest in You, knowing what the enemy means for evil, You promise to use for good and You cannot fail. I love You, Lord!

PROPHETIC WORD

Please remember, when the Holy Spirit “downloads” a word, it either will resonate with you or it will not.  No one prophetic word is for every person. But there are some for whom God had intended this.  I am human and imperfect.  Please always pray before you read and as you read. And this is my prayer for you: ”LORD, please lead each reader perfectly and cause them to receive and remember, only that which is from You for them.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.” ~ Elizabeth

I have not forgotten you.  Though the place where you now find yourself may seem hard and dry, I say it again – I have not forgotten you. Though you may experience moments of pain, hopelessness – even despair – still I AM there with you for My promises are true and I cannot lie.  I will not and cannot leave you or forsake you.  I love you too much for that.

You are my precious one and at moments you cannot sense right now I carry you.  At moments when you are unaware right now, I rock you in My everlasting arms and sing to you.

I know it is hard.  I know at the moment you cannot see.  The future may seem more blurred than usual.  You may wonder if I have allowed you to lose your way.  Life may look very different than you hoped or expected.  But I AM there.  I am singing over you.  My angels are there walking beside you.

I know you are weary.  I know you are discouraged, but look to Me!  Look for Me.  Look to Me.  Look at Me.  Though none of it makes sense I AM at work and this is not the end.

How I love you.  How I love them all.

Do you know them?  They are the others who live daily in despair, hopelessness, discouragement and suffering, but do not know Me yet.  I cannot forget them either – not one of them.  Like you and every other faithful one these are on My heart day and night.  They are ever before Me (as you are).  How I desire to redeem them from the pit and from their misery to the hope that I AM.

You know Me.  Press in.  Press IN!

The adversary is real and roams around like a lion looking for someone to devour.  Do not be his prey!  I am there.  Believe.  Have faith in what you cannot sense or even see in this moment.

Faith is believing what you cannot see. Do you believe in Me?  Then believe in My promises.

I did not promise no suffering.  Consider My Son, Jesus.

During your mortal lives there will be suffering – not because I enjoy it or wish it for you but because this is how it is  during your physical existence.  Since the day Adam and Eve gave up the dominion I had delegated to them by submitting to the authority (leadership and dominion) of the evil one, there has been and will be pain, problems, and things such as poverty and injustice for you and every generation.

But I was with Jesus and I am with you and as I used Jesus in My redemption plan for humanity, so I will use you as well.  You have purpose in Me and for Me!  Never forget!

NO, you are not equal to My Savior,  Victor, Redeemer, Reconciler Son.  Your life does not atone for the sins of the whole world!  He is King of kings and Lord of lords, Most High and Sovereign. All things – all things – are to be under His feet.  But I use you as My ambassadors to reveal the reality of who I am so that those who are still captive to the adversary’s lies can find their freedom, joy, peace, purpose and eternal future in Me.

I AM.  I AM.  I AM.  I am your hope.  I am Your future.  I love you infinitely and unconditionally now as you are and will forgive whatever you ask of Me as if it never was through Jesus.  I am for You.  Never forget!

humbly written down as “heard” on Friday, September 28, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

  

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.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  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!

PRAYER to Give Up Plans and Embrace God’s

Lord, we embrace Your plans as our own and give great thanks for Your perfect way – especially when it doesn’t make sense. We look not to others, but to You alone for our value and purpose and choose not to seek to measure or compare. You use all for good. Our trust is in You.

Holy, holy, holy Lord. All creation in heaven and on earth declares Your beauty and majesty and glorious way.  We join in with the angels and communion of saints in heaven worshipping You in awe of who You are even at this moment and we say, Mighty, Wonderful, Merciful God, how awesome You are!  How beyond our comprehension! Thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus.  In Your Name(s) is who You are.  You conquered death, so that when You are Savior and Lord it is not the end, but a door to eternity with You. Even now You use all things for good for those who are called according to Your purpose.  You call us all. If only we will turn, bow to You and Your Way and answer Your call, all Your promises become ours.

Lord, sometimes we are such willful children.  We rebel against anyone – even You – telling us what to do.  Lord God, please forgive us.  How could we ever assert that we know better than You do?  You are GOD!  You created us; we did not create ourselves.  You are superior to us.  You were, are and will always be.  You are supreme, almighty and unchanging. Therefore, Your Way is the only Way which will work.

And so today, we consciously lay down our own plans.  Right now, we spiritually lay our agendas at Your feet.  Lord God, Jesus came to serve us and we commit to serve You.  You say that if we love You, then we will obey You.  Lord God, we are bowed down waiting and listening and ready to obey. For we do love You and know that our lives are by You, in You and for You. Every time we have lived for ourselves and expected You to be there to answer our prayers and give us what we want our way, we have been wrong.  How could we want or plan anything without consulting You?  You are all love!  You are all good!  Therefore Your plans are so much better than ours and though there is evil and therefore trouble during this mortal life until we join you in eternity, what the enemy means for evil, You promise to use for good.  Lord God, it gets so tiring striving and striving for what we think we want for reasons which only matter during this life.  Today, once again, we put all these plans and strivings after that which has no eternal value at Your feet.  With the help of Your Holy Spirit we desire to quiet our minds to receive Your thoughts and Your plans.  You promise You will speak to us and guide us if we will seek it. Well, Lord, we are seeking.  Solomon was right when he wrote in the Book of Ecclesiastes that seeking after wealth and recognition and status during our mortal lives is like chasing after the wind.  There is no value in it.

Lord God, You create us to be the reflection of You to all those You place around us. You desire to partner with us and use us to accomplish Your purpose – to give all an opportunity to experience the reality of who You are, so they can decide to choose You as Savior and Lord for themselves.  What greater purpose could there be than to partner with Your eternal purposes. This is not to be by our power, but by Yours.  And Lord, how You bless us, that You can use us for Your mighty, divine, eternal purposes every single day, no matter where we find ourselves.

Holy Spirit, flow through us now.  Help us to be Your love.  We can do nothing without You! Holy Spirit, speak to us now and by Your power help us to learn to hear and have the courage to act (especially when it doesn’t seem to make sense).

Lord, we repent from relying on money or other people or anything else besides You as an answer to our concerns.  We repent from thinking anything thing else is a greater priority than our relationship with You and seeking to discern where You are leading and then taking the initiative to follow.  We consciously say, You alone are God and our trust is in You today above all else and at all costs no matter what any other person says or thinks.

Thank You for being there for us, O Lord, Savior and God.  You are all that we want and need.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

Written September 28, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2012

  

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.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  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.

Prayer for Monday (and Every Day)

We are flowers in Your garden. You have ordained us to bloom where we are for such a time as this. We rejoice in You & Your promises. Use us according to Your perfect will. Our trust is in You.

O Lord our God, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth and how inscrutable Your ways. As high as the heavens are above the earth, that is how much higher and better Your ways and thoughts are above ours for You alone are God. You created the heavens and the earth. All things belong to You, even every moment of time and so we rejoice that You are, we rejoice that in Your majesty You not only created us, but love us and that You have the plan for our day.

Lord God, in Your sovereignty You tell us that You will guide us in Your plan and that all things are by Your strength and not our own. All You ask of us is that we seek to obey.

You free us of the need to worry by telling us that You will provide and enable all we need and that we are to focus on seeking Your kingdom first. You tell us that only if we become as children will we inherit Your Kingdom and so we do not even carry the responsibility of making sure every issue is addressed in our day – You do. Our job is to adore You, worship You, seek to discern how You are leading and obey to the best of our abilities.

You have given us our abilities. You have ordained the number of hours in each day. Therefore You know how we are made and You have never expected perfection from us, just hearts devoted to You – consecrated to You for Your purposes in every moment.

And so we return to the truth that Your ways are not our ways, but higher and better…..Lord God, as a sacrifice of praise to the glory of Your name, we choose to rest in this.

Lord God, thank You that You are. Thank You, that whatever You enable today will be sufficient. Thank You for desiring to use each of us exactly where we are – even in that which we might wrongly consider utterly mundane – as vessels through which to let Your love flow to touch others and instruments by which to reveal Yourself to the world. Thank You that where each of us find ourselves in this moment, You can use all for good in light of Your eternal objectives, You will take what the enemy desires for evil and destruction and turn it to good, and You will continue to use us ( if we will let You) as lamps to shine Your Light so that Your Great Commission becomes fulfilled. Thank You for Your Most Holy Spirit who comforts, guides, directs and instructs us. Thank You that nothing is by our power but everything by Yours. Thank You that all we have to do is worship, seek to hear from You and obey the willing heart of an imperfect, still-growing and learning child in order to be pleasing to You.

Oh Jesus, Oh Father, Oh Spirit, how we adore You! In Your way is indescribable freedom and joy for every day! Thank You for Your gift of life now, life forever, mercy versus judgment, inner peace which surpasses all understanding and a usefulness at all times, which is found when we choose to be at rest in You. Thank You for this day! Thank You that You are! In Jesus’ name, Amen

written September 24, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

  

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

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 and how the contribution of every individual (no matter how small it seems) makes a difference.

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.

PRAYER WHEN TERROR IS RISING

Lord, terror is rising on every side.  We see it.  It is evil.  There is nothing good about it.  We know this is not You from You are all good.  We feel the hate and rage. We see the lack of any attempt at self-control.  We sense the supernatural evil power which is behind this.  It seethes, threatens and murders.  It seems as if there is no stopping it.

We are appalled at the excuses made and given which seem to condone the destruction, murders and attacks as acceptable.  Lord God, there is no respect for one another in this!  There is no respect from these terrorists for others who may be of a different opinion and they must be stopped.

Mutual respect is the way to peace!  Yet, that is part of the deception.  Those who are perpetrating the violence have no desire for peace; they seek to overrun, dominate and kill all those who do not embrace their way and will not be satisfied until this is accomplished.

Lord, it is the way of their faith. But it is not ours.  Lord, we must stand up to this evil behavior and attitudes or be overrun ourselves, but we need Your help.

Lord, people are not inherently evil for you made us in Your image, but when we do that which is wrong in Your sight and when we go about living in a way which does not represent You, it gives the supernatural adversary right of access to place his supernatural evil power on these wrong efforts with horrific effect.

Lord God, You are our only hope and help.  We are not supernatural. We cannot stand against that which is powered by supernatural evil.  But You are Almighty.  You are Victor.  You are Conqueror.  Your Way is Supreme and Your Way is Truth. Anything like this violence and terror which exalts itself against Your way is deception, but You can defeat it!

Lord God, You love every single person.  Jesus, You came and died for the sins (those things we do, think and say which are not Your way) for all of us – those who know and acknowledge you as Savior and Lord and those who do not.  You promise as Master Shepherd to care for Your sheep (that’s us!) and lead us through bad and good times, using us for eternal good purposes until we are home forever with the Father, AND You also promise to go after every single lost lamb.  Lord God, when You ascended into heaven, You sent Your Spirit so that by Your power at work through the submitted hearts and lives of Your followers, You could be revealed to the world!  Your desire is all to know and embrace Your way, so that we can live in Your love and peace!

And so Lord, we come boldly before Your heavenly throne of grace. We join Jesus who is interceding at Your right hand for Your purposes and pray:

Lord God, protect every person at risk from this violence.  Lord God, protect our troops, their families,  those working in embassies, consulates and living abroad.  Lord, protect those of us at home.  Protect our neighbors in other countries. Protect our boundaries. Lord, protect Israel.

Lord God, prevent the evil which is planned from being actualized. Send angels to cause bombs not to explode, IEDs from not being tripped and demonstrations to fail. Cause massive rainstorms – even flooding – to grip the Middle East which put out wrong fires and keep people off the streets.  Meet these people who hate (but whom You love) in their dreams and the private spaces of their minds and rain down Your increased presence in a way that one by one lights a fire within their hearts for You (for You created them to crave what is good, not this evil).

Lord God, reveal the enemy’s strategies in advance and give our leaders at every level great wisdom to know how to respond defensively as well as offensively when required.   Give our leaders clarity regarding what is truth and what is deception. Reveal to the hearts of leaders what true “good” is and stop them from declaring that which is evil as good.  Shut the mouths of leaders who by their words and deeds would lead the people into confusion.  Raise up as mouthpieces those who know You best and know how to stand firm against this evil as You have taught us, but also how to love and not hate while standing firm and not backing down. Give us Your strategy to stand against this invalid excuse to do harm and to stand for Your justice, righteousness and the dignity and right to life for every individual.  Give our leaders, troops and people ears to hear Your plan and courage to do the right thing.  Lord God, open the eyes of those who have not wanted to see to the risks from those whose religion encourages them to kill and seek dominion over all who do not share their faith.  You are God of love, not God of hate and You created us with free will to choose, not the requirement to be conquered, coerced of killed.  Help all to see the beauty and perfection of Your Way!

Come with an increase of Your Holy Spirit and reveal how You would have us live.  Lord God, those of us who know You should have lives which look markedly different than others around us because of our understanding of You and Your transforming power at work within us. But for many, though we have adopted You as Savior, we have not bowed to You as Lord. We continue to live in fear of death, which You conquered. We continue to make our constant daily focus how to survive in this world, never embracing Your promise that You will enable to survive in this world, therefore we can focus on getting to know You for the next.   Help us to understand and embrace, all we have to do is believe we can hear from You, begin to seek to hear Your voice and follow where You lead, trust in Your plan which leads not to death but all the way through eternity, rely on Your power to fulfill it and rest in it, so that Your peace and joy are resident in us, flowing through to others in all circumstances.

Lord, if only the people following these religions of hate and murder knew You, they would hate and murder no more!  And so, we need You to protect us, we need You to guide us, we need You to transform us (and thus our lives) more into Your likeness and we need You to make Yourself manifest to those who do not know You yet, so the reason for killing stops.

Lord, please also know that we repent of any and all ways we have offended You in the past by not seeking You, Your way, plan and strategy as our answer.  Sometimes in our humanness, we have wrongly thought our own ideas were better than Yours. This was wrong.  We had no right to decide that which You have said we should not do was now all right because we live in a different generation.  So Lord, please forgive us for deposing You from Your place of power and authority over us and ignoring You because we thought we knew better.  Once again in Your grace You have shown us, we have no real power.  We acknowledge again our entire hope and trust are in You.

Lord God, we know that in every request we have brought before you, nothing is too hard for You.  All these things  and more You can do – and we remember how You delight to answer our prayers better than we can even imagine. Therefore, in unity, praying and worshipping You together, representing the many varied parts of Your Body and knowing only You hold the keys to all that we seek, we look to You; we wait for You; we trust in You. Thank You for hearing us and already working to answer. Thank You for what we can see; thank You for what we cannot see.  You are our all in all and everything.  You are our singular hope.

written Friday, September 14, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Prayer for PATRIOTS DAY ~ September 11, 2012

LORD, we need You – Your direction, Your Spirit, Your Living Water to refresh us and Your Truth to sustain us. So often there is so much which makes no sense, because we are mere humans (the created, while You are the Creator) and so we cling to You trusting as You ask us to. We know You will not fail to guide us through these times as in every time before. And so we praise Your name in all circumstances and ask for Your blessing. Thank You, that You are God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Holy God, we praise Your name.  To You alone do we turn. We will never forget those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 and since.  We will never forget their loved ones.  We will never forget the heinous, murdering attacks on the USA, which woke us up to realize that we could no longer live ignorant to the threat of radical Islam.  They wanted to kill us and the rules of engagement were not honorable.  They would stop at nothing to hurt, kill and destroy.  To some extent we grew up a little that day eleven years ago….and Lord, it has changed us.  Our active participation seeking to prevent further attacks through an offensive strategy in the War on Terror is part of this.

So many young men and women have given their lives to protect us since.  Lord, today, please continue to wrap Your arms around all the families who continue to suffer because of the attacks on 09/11/2001 (both from the actual attacks and the battles since).  Continue to be Comforter to all those who loved and lost and Healer to those who have been injured. Lord, there is no timeframe on processing a loss. The loss remains and therefore, there will be a hole which can never be filled left by the one who passed.  Grief will remain more or less for the rest of a lifetime for the one who is grieving.

Yet in all this we cling to Your promises.   You cannot lie, therefore Your promises must go into fulfillment. They must.  You are Truth.  You can neither lie, nor fail to fulfill a promise.  You waste nothing and what the enemy means for evil You promise to use for good in light of eternity – always….eventually….always.  Lord, continue to direct these loved ones.  Give them Your courage and comfort on hard days and may Your strength and peace be their ongoing companion.  Continue to encourage these survivors to look for Your plan.  Lord God, in time, we wait on You to supply good purpose to their lives (and we thank You already for the good purpose You have given some of the survivors) and in time eventually by Your grace there might even be a new joy along with the grief which finds its source of strength in You.  Help each survivor to gain Your perspective to help them through each day, making their way step by step until at Your appointed time You call us home to be reunited with You and those who have gone before.

Lord, we ask You to protect our troops and their families – those still fighting, those who have returned home and are now veterans, recovering wounded and those between deployments.  Lord God, they need Your strength, wisdom, courage, love, mercy and knowledge of forgiveness.   They give so much for us. Sustain and cover them under the shelter of Your wings as only You can.  (Only You are stronger than every adversary!)

Lord God, we also ask for You to send forth an increase of Your Spirit into the hardened Islamic atmosphere and touch hearts as only You can do.  Reveal Yourself to those who hate and help them to see the beauty and freedom in Your Way of love.  There would be no war, if hate would cease.  Hate is not from You.  We know there is peace in heaven and we come before You bowed in reverential awe with a desire to see the ways of heaven invade earth.  Idealistic, yes.  But, oh God how we can hope and pray and rejoice in each small bit of progress. For we know who You are, we know how You love all and died for all, and so we join You in prayer – not for just the few, but for every single person.

Lord God, we also remember how all the heroes of September 11th and all the military heroes since have shown us Your path.  Lord God, these were ordinary people like us, who suddenly found themselves in position to need to do the extraordinary.  And they have done it – with Your angels by their side.

In turn, help us to embrace the work You set before us this day with the same zeal.  May we honor You by the heart with which we do the work of our hands.  May we honor their memory by remembering every person, and every effort matters. All are contributors to Your whole, who seek to do Your will.

Lord God, help the USA to stay awake and vigilant – not just to the dangers abroad, but to the dangers at home.  We need You in our midst, and over us as Lord (and King)!  Help Christians understand that we are protected and provided for according to the promises of God, when we give up our right to self and bow to You as the authority in our lives, actively seeking to discern Your will.  Your promise if we will seek and listen, You will teach us to hear Your voice. Speak Lord, Your servants are listening. Remembering the heroes of 9/11 and the incomprehensible sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, we re-commit and offer our lives once again to You for Your purposes – as family members, neighbors, and citizens, etc.

Lord God, our will is nothing.  Yours is all we want.  Lord God, You laid down Your life for us.  Like the heroes from 9/11 and the War on Terror battles since, we are ready to lay our lives down for the sake of others as well.  We are ready to do Your will! We have no life outside of You.  We have no goals which are better than Yours.  We have learned our plans are not as good as Yours. And so Lord, with the memory of what these heroes have given, we re-commit our lives to Your service, for You to use as You deem fit, that as many as possible might have opportunity to get to know You and choose You as Savior and Lord for eternity, that death might not be the end, but eternity in Your presence be in our grasp (and therewith Your Great Commission fulfilled).  Lord, bless all the families and loved ones.  Lord, bless us in our work for You until You call us home.  Lord, guide and direct us. We seek only You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

  

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

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 and how the contribution of every individual (no matter how small it seems) makes a difference.

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.

Worship Offering at End of Day

Father God, You are Lord of all. Our trust is in You and so we can rest in Your peace without worry. Thank You that You are!

Father God, we thank You for another day.  Whether it held what we considered good, bad or some of both, we thank You that in Your graciousness You ordained us to live and now be able to lay our heads down to sleep.  And most especially we thank You that in all of it and in all things You were there caring for us.

We trust that in Your perfect though often inscrutable way, You will use all things for good in light of eternity.  We bow in awe and lay all the burdens we have mistakenly picked up at Your feet in order to revel in these last moments before sleep comes, that You are Supreme.  We are saved by Your love as manifested through Your Son Jesus who died that horrific death on the cross for all that we would ever do to offend You.  And so You give us the gift of being able to look at our lives from Your perspective (which is the only Truth) – a view from here to eternity.

Death is no longer something to be feared and yet, we do not rush towards it, for You have good, purposeful work every day for us here wherever we are.  You ordain to use us exactly as we are as Your hands and feet through which to reveal Yourself to the world – that they might experience Your love one individual at a time; and that they might find their way to a relationship with You through Jesus which will last through eternity.

Death is no longer the end, thus that which threatens the body is no real threat at all.  Lord, You have created us, however, to desire to be here living this mortal life for as long as You will allow.  Therefore again we pause to thank You for this life, to thank You for Your promise to protect and provide perfectly for those who seek You and Your kingdom, to thank You for giving us purpose through the assignment of the Great Commission where we are privileged to serve as Your ambassadors until the day You call us home to You for heaven.

You gave us Your Son, Jesus, as the example and so we follow Him.  Lord, how amazing!  You used Jesus in His everyday life; You used Him in service to others; You used Him on easy days and on hard; in pleasant times in fellowship with those close to Him and in suffering all for the cause of eternity with You.  Jesus, You are Light of the world!  You give us hope for a forever future and purpose now.  Holy Spirit – blessed gift from the Father, You guide us when we will listen every moment every day.

And so tonight we lay our heads down to sleep in great, great peace.  Oh, Lord, those who do not yet know You cannot understand this peace from You which surpasses all understanding.  And yet, by faith we know that no one can stand against us when You are for us. They may be able to hurt the body but they cannot destroy that part of us which is invited to abide in You forever (even as You, Jesus dwell in the Father and the Father in You).  We are safe.  You are our Refuge, Fortress and Shield.  You hide us under the shelter of Your wings and carry us with the promise never to let us go.  You heal us from our inner  hurts when we let You. You bear our burdens so we don’t have to, invite us to be as children in our faith and tell us there is no need to worry for You are there are You are greater than anything which would ever come against us.

Thank You, that You are.  We choose to rest in You for we trust You.  You are the One True Living God who saves us from ourselves.  You are our hope and our great love.  You will never leave us or forsake us and Your love never fails.  Tomorrow, we begin again and already ask that You would use us however You desire to accomplish Your purposes in the world.  It is such an unspeakable honor and privilege to be Yours forever!  May You alone be glorified!  In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written as spontaneously prayed on September 1, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

NOTE: this is titled a “worshipful” prayer because it asks for nothing, but adores our Lord for who He is.  In the process of truly  praying in awe of Him, those of us who pray are blessed because by choosing to revel in our God, we are reminded of who He really is, the wonderful blessedness of His Way and the promises He makes to us, which He cannot break, for He is Truth.  May our worshipful prayer rise up to Him as sweet incense, as a gift from our hearts which is pleasing to Him.  May He bless us by daily writing more the Truth of who He is on our hearts so we can live in the joy, peace and strength which He always has desired for us.  God bless you! ~ Elizabeth

  

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.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  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!