PRAYER in times of senseless death

Lord God, we do not understand.  It does not make sense.  You are such a good God, how can it be that these events such as the shootings of innocent and suicides of the guilty continue to happen.  Lord God, You did not give us life in order for us to kill each other and ourselves!  You ordained our lives to be lived with great purpose according to Your magnificent redeeming plan for humanity.  You sent Your Son Jesus to give us hope that our lives are planned by You, that Your plan is good and extends from here through eternity.  Yes, Lord life is not easy, but You use all, all, all things for good when considered in light of Your eternal good plan.

Lord God, we declare Your Spirit of Truth, Light, Love and LIFE go forth through this land and the world, that there be no more need (or occurence) of these horrific incidences!!!

But now, oh God, in this moment our hearts hurt!!!!  So much senseless death!  Again…..and again…. Help us know how to help this stop!  Lord, it is You we need, for You are the Source of all hope, peace, purpose and life.  Lord God, again we declare, let Your Spirit of Truth, Light, Love and LIFE go forth.  Lord God in this moment we need more of You!

If there is anything each of us could do personally to reach out and help, show us individually what this is.  We are listening and waiting for Your Holy Spirit’s instructions.  And Lord, now, now, now send an increase of Your angels to the families impacted by this – the families of the victims and the family of the one who has inflicted injury on the others.  Lord, You are the Comforter.  In response to our prayers, pour out Your supernatural comfort in ways You know will reach and touch each individual impacted by this in the manner they each need.

For those who have been witness to the evil, in Jesus’ name, we come against a spirit of fear and ask Lord God that You help them not go down into the pit of anxiety, recurring flashbacks, and their own internal destruction, but that You somehow help them to feel safe!

We know safety is in You alone.  We know You are with us from here to eternity.  We know though You allow evil to continue to exist in this world, You send Your angels to gently, lovingly usher those whose lives are ended here by such evil into Your heavenly presence.

Oh Healer of hearts, be about Your work.  Come alongside the grieving, comfort the anxious with an ongoing gush of Your peace which surpasses all understanding.  Help each of us to trust in You with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding.

Lord, our comprehension is so limited…..in all these things we acknowledge You alone are God and we do not understand…we are counting on You to lead us and every person touched by this through it….in a way which has eventual healing….in a way which leads to Your promised eventual good….though there is no way in our humanness we can find anything good in this now.  We are broken before You in our shock and grief!

Lord God, thank You for making us with tender hearts made after Your own image to feel and care.  Now heal these hearts and restore Your peace as only You can for we cry out in anguish!  You promise You will restore….we are relying on You. Lord God, we know that You are all that we have and how glorious to know even in this horrible event You are with all of us and when we look back, though the grief will remain, we will see You got each person through.  You are all we want and all we need.  Defeat the spirit of death, Lord.  Usher in Your Spirit of LIFE to this world.  Be Comforter and supernaturally help all in need…..We will continue to pray…..our trust is in You….. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written out as heard December 14, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

NOTE from Elizabeth: 

REACHING OUT TO NEWTOWN, CT: For 4 years, Eagles Nest has sent a special gift book, called “GRIEF-Thoughts & Reflections” many grieving families of fallen warriors.  Now in this time of immense grief in CT, Eagles Nest is preparing packages which will contain a copy of this powerful book, which is suitable for children as well as adults (see link for sample pages http://www.amazon.com/Grief-Thoughts-Reflections-Michael-Everett/dp/0615158552/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355601064&sr=8-1&keywords=grief+thoughts+and+reflections+everett ), reverent, peaceful Christmas music, a coin of remembrance, inspired art by Danny Hahlbohm showing a child in the arms of an angel, and notes of condolence, prayer, blessing and support from you.  These gifts will be sent to one or two local churches. The families will NOT be contacted directly. Privacy at a time like this is so important.  We are relying on the Holy Spirit to connect these initial packages to the families, neighbors and colleagues in need. Initially 40 gift bags will be sent.  If feedback is positive, Eagles Nest wants to be prepared to send more.  Eagles Nest Foundation has been collaborating with Griefsource.com, established by Michael Everett (co-author of “GRIEF-Thoughts & Reflections) to create a special book for grieving children.  In addition, a collection of special songs which lift hearts to God during difficult times, is scheduled for release in approximately 4 weeks.  If response is favorable to the first shipment, Eagles Nest wants to ship more of the same, plus copies of the children’s book and special music.  Here is how you can help.  By all means continue your prayers!  Secondly, if you would like to write a note of condolence, blessing or prayer, to be included please send it to: Eagles Nest Foundation 231 Market Pl., #193 San Ramon, CA 94583.  Additionally, in order to send more gifts, as well as speed production of the children’s book and music donations are needed.  Currently donations can be made by clicking on the DONATE link at the bottom of yesterday’s blog post PRAYER in times of senseless death” or by mailing a check or money order to the address above. Donations are tax-deductible. (Thank you for your prayerful consideration.)

Through Eagles Nest Foundation which Elizabeth founded in 2007 she 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. Email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org for more information.

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visitwww.holyspiritpress.org Worship music with audio clips are available atwww.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=tswhere Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

 

 

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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