PATRIOTS DAY PRAYER September 11, 2015

Holy, holy, holy Lord, in You alone do we place our trust. Guide and direct us according to Your Holy Spirit. We need You. In You alone are answers and the power to complete Your plans. You alone have the strategy to halt the evil which once again comes against us and the whole world. You are our hope and the Song in our hearts. We adore You and listen for Your perfect word in these troubled times. Thank You for being our God. In Jesus' name, Amen
Holy, holy, holy Lord, in You alone do we place our trust. Guide and direct us according to Your Holy Spirit. We need You. In You alone are answers and the power to complete Your plans. You alone have the strategy to halt the evil which once again comes against us and the whole world–both the evil which comes from within our boundaries and without.  You are our hope and the Song in our hearts. We adore You and listen for Your perfect word all of our days. You give us purpose and guide our every step.  We want to honor You. We desire to be Your love. We are listening. Our trust is in You. Thank You for being our God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015

Lord, it is the not-so-welcome anniversary of the day the perspective of most of us shifted and we came to recognize the world is not as safe as we would have hoped. We had admit the sad certainty that even in this generation, there remain those who do not seek peace and do not want to let others live their way, but seek to dominate and destroy. Lord, September 11th is never an easy day. It is a somber anniversary. We remember and will never forget—both those whose lives were taken from them, those who gave all on that day and those who have served and given all since then. We are all connected and our world is less than it could have been for these brave, important, valued, cherished ones are no longer with us.

Yet, September 11th with all its hallowed remembrance has also become a celebration of a different sort. We cannot celebrate what happened on that day, but we can celebrate what people did in response and continue to do as part of their daily lives. Lord, today as we honor and remember, we choose to celebrate and give thanks for those among us who serve others. These are the patriots, the ones who make a difference. There is no measure by which we value the contribution each person makes. We simply celebrate those who serve.

Thank You for every single person. Thank You for how You have put each one in position so we can help one another as those in the crisis of 9-11-01 helped and were helped. Thank You for Your wondrous way of connecting all of us. Thank You that there is no whole in our communities and societies without all of us, for how You have ordained the specific many roles for each of us to have.

On Patriots Day we celebrate and thank You for how in Your wondrous plan, You ordained for it to take the many of us. You did not create us to live in isolation, but in community. We are thankful and we are thankful for every single person in our communities. It is by the action of each in his or her specific role that the positive difference is made in the world today.

So on this Patriots Day we ask You to bless each and every person. We ask You to help all people understand their God-given individual and corporate value. We ask You to fill all people with a sense of their worth because they were created by You and were born to good purpose. We ask You to protect our nation and all nations from those who would do harm and have intentions which are not in the best interest of society here or around the world. We ask that Your Spirit would fill us with more of Your goodness and that by this same Spirit we would know more the role You desire each of us to fulfill to spread Your Way of love, grace, mercy, purpose and true inner fulfillment around the world. We ask that we could hear from You better and that You would direct us very specifically for Your glory and for the love of every person.

We thank You for each person who embraces the call to stand up and serve others. We value all, and on this day especially remember to You first responders, medical personnel, military and veterans. We ask You to bless every single one and keep them safe as they serve to keep us safe. Protect them mind, body and spirit. Let the pressures of how they serve do no lasting harm to them. Bless their families. Encourage them. Give them strength for the journey.

We know You alone are God. We thank You for Your provision and perfect care through good times and bad, when we seem to deserve it and when we don’t. Merciful, kind One, we bow in awe to You.

Lord, please continue to care, lead and guide us. Please continue to show us all how to live in Your Way of peace and understanding more. Help us to be instruments of Your love and beacons of Your Light through the specific jobs You have for us. Do not forget to be merciful, for we do love You and want to honor You in all things. Be our God and let us be a nation known for being under Your banner, living in Your light of truth in Your magnificent, inscrutable Way. Our trust is in You. You are the only One upon whom we can rely. In You is life—now and everlasting. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. ~ Ps. 33:12a

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM
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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.

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.    For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

 

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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