Prayer of Hope and Consecration

Magnificent, almighty, awesome Lord. To You we bow and give You our lives to use us Your way. Give us the work of our hands and by Your Spirit lead us. We will obey. Our trust is in You, especially when we don’t understand.

LORD, we hear the thunder and hear the sound of Your coming. You are majesty.  Your power beyond anything we can imagine.  Intricately involved in our lives and caring about every detail.  In the magnificence of Your Presence we bow….low….and utter our prayers as whisper for our breathe is taken from us.  You are.  You send the breathe of Your Holy Spirit and we are revived; we breathe; we live because You live, rising after Your sacrificial death.  By Your Spirit we know who You are and when we let go, Your Spirit prays to You through us that which is in unity with the Father and the Son.  We cannot help ourselves but must declare how holy You are, how wonderful.  You are King of kings and Lord of lords.  All power rests in You.  All knowledge.  The plan for each of our lives. And Your exquisite plan includes the gift of eternity with You for all who will turn from their ways, seek You and receive Your gift of reconciliation.   We sigh in relief.  So much we do not understand. So much ugliness, hate and evil around us. And yet, You are and Your promises are true. What the enemy means for evil You will use for good..in light of eternity….because You reign and nothing can thwart Your purposes.  You are love; in Your perfect timing You redeem it all. You are Comforter and wrap Your arms around us on difficult days – whether we are aware of You or not.  You are and You will never leave us or forsake us.  We are born and You are there for You have ordained it. When we take our final physical breathe You are there as well. We are never alone and You are working out all things at all times for the good of those called according to Your purpose.  We are all called.  You love us all.  You are waiting. Will we seek to know You? Will we recognize You?  Will we give up our lives for You to use as You see fit as You have given up Yours?  Oh, our Lord and our God. We are Yours.  Have Your way with us.  We know we will not always understand, but know we can rest in You at all times. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for Your peace and the joy which springs forth when we allow You to be at work in us.  We offer ourselves and all we have for Your glory – that all would know You are God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written out as “heard” Wednesday, Octobr 17, 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!

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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