Prayer for the World

As the darkness around us seems to increase, we rely on Your light. We trust in Your sovereignty from here through eternity, which has manifested through the darkest times of history to bring Your resolution, victory and deep inner healing. We will not make it without You and so we look to You for You promise to be our Light in this darkness and Son who is not just rising, but risen. Hallelu Yahweh! All praise be to You---the One in whom we place all hope. In Jesus' name Amen
As the darkness around us seems to increase, we rely on Your light. We trust in Your sovereignty from here through eternity, which has manifested through the darkest times of history to bring Your resolution, victory and deep inner healing. We will not make it without You and so we look to You for You promise to be our Light in this darkness and Son who is not just rising, but risen. Hallelu Yahweh! All praise be to You—the One in whom we place all hope. In Jesus’ name Amen

Lord, our hearts are sorrowing, ever sorrowing in these days which seem so dark. You made us to understand the difference between good and evil and to long for the good!–Your good. You are love, not hate. The spirits of death and rage unleashed around the world right now make our hearts ache. And so since we know who You are, we come to You.

We cannot come to terms with how things are right now. We need Your peace within to help us to stay calm in the midst of this great, great storm. Would You come now? Would You fill us with more of You. Great One, who is also Comforter, would You bring that comfort which cannot be explained for it is in the midst of so much horror which is senseless, and help us?

Part of why this hurts so much is that You made us to have compassion—to feel for what others are experiencing. Lord, the immense grief which continues to result from the senseless rage and murder! The rage and murder are momentary, but the effects last for as long as we are on this earth in this hard, temporal life. Lord, we hurt for those who hurt and cry, help them! Help them, Lord!

Lord, dispatch multitudes of angels to protect Your people–those You have created–both those who know You and those who don’t yet. Let the massacres stop.

We know we are not worthy. We understand the ways as humanity we have taken it upon ourselves to decide how life should be lived instead of looking for Your way. Those of us who understand have bowed and kept bowing seeking Your mercy. We know You are merciful. We know we need more of You. We are repenting. We are worshiping. We are praying.

We are praying for the whole world. We are praying for those who are injured, for those newly grieving and for those walking out the long journey of mourning. We are praying for the atmosphere of hate and rage, anger and murder, suicide and death to be replaced by an atmosphere filled more with Your Spirit and way–where we can live side by side and accept one another, leaning on You for whatever transformations You eventually need to make in each of us to help us be more like You.

Your Spirit brings Your power and Your way of love. We have so much to learn. Will You help us? We know this is Your heart. We will continue to repent–turning with intention toward You and calling on Your mercy and asking for Your help.

We will wait in joyful hope and expectant thanksgiving for the outpouring of Your grace and the turning one by one of hearts. We will look to You and You will not fail, to pour out Your comfort, to dispatch angels of protection to push back evil in the spiritual before it manifests so heinously in the natural. We will trust in You as the singular Source for our answers, the power beyond all other powers and the victorious One who never stops working in the hearts of all.

We do not ask You to bring the end to existence here. Instead we call, hurry, Lord Jesus. Send forth Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth–for the great, needed deep healing of hearts and the expansion of Your eternal Kingdom. Your kingdom come. Oh Lord, please Your will be done on earth as in heaven. For You alone are our Father.

We know You hear us. We know You will answer. We are bowed in allegiance to You, united in prayer. Your supreme power and way are our answer. Give us the work of Your hands for today and come Holy Spirit, come with more. You are welcome here! Thank You!  In Jesus’ name Amen #prayfortheworld

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2016

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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
 

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 more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.

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 elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

 


As the Moon Reflects the Sun

Light in our darkness, Everlasting Hope, which does not disappoint. Our eyes are focused unceasingly on You. Give us our steps, assure us of Your love in this dark place and flow through us by Your Wisdom, in Your plan, by Your grace as ushered by Your Spirit. You will not fail. Our trust is fully and completely in You. In Jesus' name, Amen
Light in our darkness, Everlasting Hope, which does not disappoint. Our eyes are focused unceasingly on You. Give us our steps, assure us of Your love in this dark place and flow through us by Your Wisdom, in Your plan, by Your grace as ushered by Your Spirit. You will not fail. Our trust is fully and completely in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2016

Note: stunningly the Lord had me speak this into an audio file while driving home just days BEFORE the most recent incomprehensible violence in the USA. In our deep sorrow may we realize He is with us and will guide us if we will but look to Him, listen and walk out His steps.  Lord, please bless us!

Sometimes we have to look beyond what we can see in order to see the One who holds all things. That which is directly before us may be discouraging. It may look like an obstacle. It may look like the end and yet there is God ever-present in the midst of it, still ever-flowing in and through everything at all times. He is not done. On this we rely.

Yet, from here to eternity life here was never promised to be easy. Consider Jesus who is our example. He was born into a manger and died on a cross. He was mocked seriously. He was tortured, accused, set aside and not acknowledged by leadership.

There is no promise for life to be different for us because he is the example. In fact, instead He tells us to pick up our cross and follow Him.

Therefore because we are His followers when bad things and suffering happen it does not mean God does not love us. All evil, hardship, injustice and suffering are part of this fallen world in which we find ourselves. We remember here is exile.

He sent Jesus because He knows this is not the best for us. It is Jesus Who offers the way to rescue and freedom now through eternity.

We are free because we know our destiny. We are free of the world standards, expectations and how the world values us because we know how He is and to the extent we grab hold of these God concepts—these Kingdom concepts—we will live free in the midst of times which can be joyful here and sometimes filled with misery.

This world, this place of exile from the fullness for which God created us, is unjust; it is unfair; it is a place where it seems like evil sometimes wins. But it is all temporary and God is eternal.

This does not mean we flee from this place as soon as we can. Because God has work for us to do here. Jesus did not flee from this place because it was hard. And consider how hard it was for God to become man and live in our midst with the limitations that we find ourselves. The Divine contained in the human. Jesus remained here and braced the suffering in the will of Father until the will of Father released Him from it. Jesus’ suffering was due to the enemy’s strategy and it was simultaneously something God could work through to bring His ultimate goodness, freedom, joy and victory into the lives of all those who would choose to see and follow.

Currently—for such a time as this—we are His ambassadors. Our job is to gaze at Him and by His grace, in His Spirit serve as reflections of His life to a dark and lost world, where the people do not know they are dark or lost. Much like the moon when positioned as if gazing at the sun reflects that light into the dark of night partially illuminating it so people can begin to find their way, our job is to be in His Spirit and in His perfect will as an extension of God the Father like Jesus was. In this place from this space we are to let Him flow through us to touch the world His way with love and healing and restoration now and forever even (and perhaps especially) as we are in the midst of all which is not of God and seeks to stop all which is of Him.

For such a time as this. Yes, Lord, for such a time as this. You foreknew. You have the plan. Even in this hard place. We are Yours.

Oh Lord to be as a moon reflecting Your Son in this darkened world. This is that to which You call us and which we cannot do ourselves. Lord, by Your grace and with Your help we turn to You in this dark place and gaze at You more. By Your grace and in Your Spirit, listening to You moment by moment and with eyes only for You, we wait upon Your Word. What would You have us do? How would You have… us re-present You? How would you have us be Your love while standing up for Your justice and righteousness, too? We are lost without You. We cannot find our way. It is dark and getting darker. Light up the pathway back to You more brightly according to Your promises. Lead us individually in a way that then becomes corporate back to You one by one. Assuage the pain, remove the anger, pour into us Your forgiveness and guide us in the same. As we absorb Your love and are healed by Your love, pour through us more to be Your healing and reconciliation to others. Lord, it is so dark, but You are the so bright we will have no need for any other Light. Holy One, we need You. Invade our hearts; invade our atmosphere; lead us in the way we are to go, to represent You now…until You take us home forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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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
 

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 more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.

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 elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org