Prayer and a Song for Patriot’s Day 2013

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2013

LORD, we need You - Your direction, Your Spirit, Your Living Water to refresh us and Your Truth to sustain us. So much 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

Now is a time to remember….to remember what was….to remember what is….to remember God is not done….to honor those who have gone before and to ask God to give us our work for today….and to never ever forget…..Below are the lyrics to the song, “One Nation Under God” in honor of Patriot’s Day, 9-11 2013, a link to the song on youtube (please feel free to post a comment as we honor and remember) and a prayer as united we continue to stand.  GOD, please bless America….

ONE NATION UNDER GOD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d593RguxQI8)

One clear September morning, we will never forget,
The attacks upon our nation which left so many dead.
Planes crashing, buildings falling, the Pentagon on fire
We united one nation under God.

One by one the news of heroes from that day
Emerged to tell the story of Americans’ so brave
People helping people, living life beyond themselves
We united one nation under God.

CHORUS
We pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue
One nation under God, united, standing true
Now’s our time to do something, to live beyond ourselves
United one nation under God.

Now the years have passed, the call falls to us
Will we do for our neighbor, give of ourselves.
Will we hear the call to do something before it’s too late
Will we choose to stay one nation under God.

Words & music by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2011

PRAYER written in 2013 remembrance of 9-11-10

Lord, 9-11-01…we remember and never forget how it was that morning, that day, the days that followed and all the days which have been since. We remember to You each of the families and friends of those who lost and gave their lives that day. Continue to be their Comforter and Guide for grief does not stop.

Lord in the midst of such evil, we were amazed at the groundswell of goodness and love from so many for those they knew and selfless sacrifice for those they did not know, but who were their fellow men and women.

Lord, we ask You to bless each and every military member and military family of those who are serving and those who have served–every veteran and every Gold Star family (the families of those warriors who have protected us since 9-11 and gave the ultimate sacrifice in the process).

Lord, war is not good. War is not desired. Sometimes it must be fought and sometimes the temptation to fight must be resisted. Only You know in every circumstance how it must be. At its root though behind every war is someone or a group of someones who want more than is theirs and have put their needs and wants above the welfare of the people.

Lord, give world leaders Your wisdom. Give world leaders your strategy and to those who are willing to accept it—give them Your heart.

Teach us to love with Your love, while standing up for what is right. To see others through Your eyes and know what You would have us do to serve. Help us turn our grief into activism which is inspired by You. Use us to rescue those in harm’s way and deliver the comfort You desire delivered. Teach us to understand that when we are in Your will, there is no small act.

Help us to find our purpose in serving You every moment of every day–not with a critical spirit, because that is not You, but with a heart to listen and obey Your Holy Spirit no matter what with a song of praise in our hearts.

Thank You that You are God and never give up on us. That You sent Jesus, then Your Spirit and You are not done with us, but do not give us what our sins deserve and are working to restore every victim. God of justice. God of grace. God of love. Sustain us. Our trust is in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

MAY WE NEVER FORGET………….

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. Recently Elizabeth released her 5th and 6th worship CDs of original songs. The 5th is called GOD SEEKER, to give word and melody to our desire for Jesus to be Savior and Lord and to declare ourselves God seekers as compared to the gold-seeker mentality which predominates society (searching for life’s answers anywhere else besides in the Lord God.)

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 with audio clips are available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=ts where Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

Fulgaro is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.

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.

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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