9-11-2001. We must never forget the attacks upon the USA on that horrific day. We must not hate, but we must be aware. They hate. The terrorists; our attackers. The evil which came against the United States that day, continues to spread in the world today. We dare not be sleeping, distracted or apathetic. We must stand up and fight where necessary to protect our right to our own way of life and protect those who are suffering severe injustice, persecution and even death by the jihadists whose goal is to control, destroy and kill, not to negotiate peace. But first and foremost, like those in generations before us, we must go to God, worship, repent (express regret for the ways we have ignored and offended Him and sincerely work to change our ways) and we must pray. The eternal God is greater than any other force. If we turn and look to Him, bow to Him and honor Him as Lord, He will hear and answer and our world will be saved from the grip of darkness which threatens us now. Let’s pray. ~ Elizabeth
Heavenly Father, Compassionate Jesus and Most Holy Spirit, You are. You have always been and You always will be. There is none like You and nothing and no one can thwart Your never-ending purpose to draw all people to Yourself, so that You can provide for us perfectly, bless us as Your beloved children and bring us home to You at Your perfect moment.
You are the only One with the plan and power to complete it. No matter what earthly powers decide to do, no matter how great the strength of attacking armies and enemies, You reign. You protect those who love You.
Lord, evil is growing in our midst. Evil is expanding all around us. Hate, murder, persecution and rampaging death are being pushed ever-forward by an inner rage in the jihadists which seems unstoppable. This is the same type of evil which came against us during the attacks of 9-11-2001.
Lord, this is not Your way. Lord, You have always honored and heard the prayers of Your faithful remnant. Lord, You have said that if Your people who are called by Your name, would humble themselves and pray and seek your face, while turning from our wicked ways, that You would hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. You, oh unchanging God, in times past, have come in response to the authentic worship in Spirit and truth by Your people and vanquished seemingly impossible adversaries which appeared much stronger than could be conquered. Lord God, this is one of the ways You reveal Yourself to the people. This is one of the ways, more people find their way back into Your waiting arms of love, protection and perfect provision for You are waiting to be our God, if we will pledge allegiance to You in order to be Your people.
Lord God, we do not pretend that we have honored You. As a nation we have not. And yet, as Your faithful remnant we come before You now and ask You to be the merciful God who You are and reveal Yourself in a way that demonstrates that evil can never win in the long run for You are Creator and Ruler of the Universe and no one and nothing can thwart Your purposes.
Lord God, we are ready. Come to us by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in addition to worshiping You and praying for Your swift answer to the evil the world faces, we have enlisted in Your army. We desire to follow only You. Forgive us our sins and give us our marching orders. Help each one of us grasp our unique role to fight that which seeks to destroy and usher in Your way of love, acceptance and encouragement which nurtures the life You give. Give us Your power to complete the work You lay before us and by Your Spirit keep us ever mindful that all is by Your power and not our own. We are Your servants. We desire only Your will. Speak to us, Lord. We are listening!
In the midst of this great dark storm in which the world finds itself, we call upon You as Master and King to still the wind and the waves. We will each do whatever part You give us! However, it will take Your power to halt the assault of the enemy which has been steadily taking ground.
We continue to grieve for those who lost their lives on September 11th. We ask that You continue to comfort and bless their families. We pray for each person in the path of the jihadists. We pray for our leaders to discern Your strategy to make inroads against that which comes against all of us. We pray for all military serving to thwart the enemy’s schemes and as that You would bless their families. We grieve anew with each life taken unjustly by jihadists around the world today. Like the heroes of 9-11-01 we will do whatever work to which You assign us, knowing You have the supreme strategy and plan. However, we beseech You, O Lord, come with Your power and save all the people as only You can from this encroaching evil. You alone are Lord. You alone are God. You alone reign supreme. We look to You for You are all that we have and all that we need. You reign. Show Yourself faithful and push back the evil. You are our only hope. Merciful, loving God, we trust in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locust to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NIV)
10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. 13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. 18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. 20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice for we trust in his holy name. 22 May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:10-22 NIV)NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold. This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com www.eaglesnestfoundation.org
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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.
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