Morning Prayer of Awe, Thanksgiving and Consecration

P1030687 (2)by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2018

Holy Lord, to begin the day with praise for You is sweetest joy. To revel in Your sovereignty and bow down to Your majesty.  In You all riches are found and life’s only abundance. There is no other true or lasting joy. Your love spirals out unceasingly in Your unstoppable all-good plan. There is no other flourishing except through life in You.

What the adversary means for evil, You use for good even unto Your  magnificent sacrifice of Yourself on the cross.  The cross was a plan born in evil, twisted, power-hungry, self-righteous minds.  But God, You knew. And You were not done. In Your dominion where no one and nothing is ever above You (You cannot be out-witted), You took the enemy’s most heinous moments, plotted and executed against You as King of kings, to usher in Your plan to restore eternal life to all of us. To me. Death encroaching could not have its way. For through the death, resurrection life gushed forth. Like new life bursts forth from seeds as winter moves into spring and gives birth to a voluminous harvest far beyond itself, thus by this ultimately failed plot, countless now through innumerous generations can receive this same resurrection life. You gave Your life for each and every one… For me…

Though it appeared all was lost, You used the enemy’s own design in Your greater, omnipotent, omniscient design of immense, transcendant, transforming good.  You remained Conqueror. You are always Victor. You do not fail. Evil remains, but it is passing away.  Because of You, this is certain.

Gentle Shepherd, You lead as a Guide through all of it to bring Your sheep (every single one) into fullness of life in You and with You now and forever.

What the enemy means for evil You use for good. What the enemy means for evil, You use for good!

Evil is real. Hearts ache. Injustice is.

Yet there You are with us–with me–having sweat Your own drops of blood and stretched out Your arms to receive the unjust, humiliating, excruciating nails in Your hands. There You were and remain as Comforter, wrapping Your great, supernatural, spiritual arms around each of us, often through the arms of others and sometimes via angels who come alongside. You weep with me as I weep and oh-so-graciously moment by moment, You get me through.

You made me to love and so there are times tears fall, but I am never alone. You are not done. Your redemption unto eternity and sweet, forever reunions lie ahead.

Your ways are inscrutable. You remain unknown even as You allow Yourself to be partially known.  You came down to allow encounter with You. You came down to allow Yourself to be seen. (JESUS!)  You came down so that You can be in me (Spirit) and I can live in You.

My refuge. My hiding place. My high tower and sanctuary. My dwelling place…Every moment Every day. No matter what. You are!

And in this moment even now there is a waterfall of Your grace pouring out to give me strength to carry on, especially when the path for the day’s journey is arduous. When I cry out because I stumble and get so weary, You take the rocky roads before me and You make level paths. Then in those moments when despite all my attempts at ardent faith and best intentions, it just becomes too much for me, You carry me through.

Held close to Your chest, You let me encounter the heartbeat of Your love. Sometimes this is subconscious and sometimes this is conscious. You enable me to survive. To keep going. Even when there can be moments I’m not sure I want to.  Holy, mighty, loving, kind, gracious God.

Your love reigns. Your love supercedes. Your love wins. Eternity in reach because You are and nothing can stop You.

Pain will end. At Your appointed time. Grief will dissipate because You care and You came down. Sorrow, disillusionment and horror at the moment are never lasting because You created me to be ever living with You, who have always been everlasting.

You and only You are my life, my love and my hope. Because of who You are.  No human words adequate to tell You.  Yet and yet with childlike wonder, abject reverence and unspeakable gratitude I say, thank You that You are.

I am Yours. Lead on. I will go rejoicing because all, all, all trust is in You. Gentle Shepherd, Holy One, I love you.

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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  please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.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 eaglesnestfoundation2007@gmail.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Prayer for God to Restore Relationship with Him and One Another

P1020236 (2)To You, O God, I come, and lift every thought to You in praise. By choice I leave behind every lesser thought, exulting fully and completely in the essence of Who You are. There is no worry before You because gazing at Your magnificence comes the realization, there is no need. There is no need to do anything except focus on You. All, all, all things are In Your hands. This means under Your dominion, which means in Your control.

If there is something to be done, You will tell me to do it. You are not unaware of circumstances. You are always aware. You are ever-vigilant and about the restoring work in our heart, minds and spirits, even in that which looks like destruction and devastation.  Yes, You allow the adversary to roam, but You are the power. In You is victory and most of the time that victory is greater than we can grasp.

Holy One, let me catch a glimpse of Your Majesty. Though I seek to gaze at You and know You more ongoing, You are so supreme and awe-some, to really see You would be to much for me. So just a glimpse, Lord. The broader view that You know is right for me right now.

At creation, You brought Your order. You put every piece in place You knew and wanted to be. No less with our lives.

Beyond our full, true comprehension, how much higher and greater You are than we. Beyond us the magnitude of Your plan because we really cannot grasp Your love. We are so stuck in our limited understanding of it and the lower levels of love’s expression, where we spend the majority of our time and where we place our focus.  Lord, in comparison to You and the true expanse of Your love and redeeming, restoring purpose, it is as though we are crawling on the ground still with our noses in the dust.

We need You to elevate our view and are at Your mercy to do this oh-so-gradually and gently as an outcome of your unstoppable, unceasing flow of grace.

It is to You as mercy that we come to You today.  You are. You know. Grand Restorer.  Your priority is relationship with You. To restore what has been broken. And then with each other.

Lord, it is the 8th day of Easter. Eight. We begin anew, a new way a new cycle.  What the adversary has meant for evil, You transform.  You turn the adversary’s strategies on their head. Because though he is supernatural and can affect us, You are Supreme.

Holy One, on this 8th day of the Feast of Your glorious Resurrection, where as the firstborn You entered through the door of eternal life, which You opened, we have prayerfully in recent years begun to celebrate and thus contemplate Your mercy. This stream of restoring, redeeming love, which flows out ongoing from who You are.

Today, we lay all brokenness in our lives and relationships at Your feet and with eyes only for You and on You, we ask for Your redemption. You are Redeemer. Redeem what has been broken. Restore what has been damaged. Put back into order that which has been muddied, sullied and put out of order by our fallible humanness.

This is Your heart for this is Your essence. You do not fail. Divine Mercy, Who is unfathomable love, continue Your restoration of us to You and all of us together the way You have always desired because You are mercy and cannot help Yourself. We pray forward Your will of love. We are is anything any of us need to do, nudge us firmly to do it, so we know with certainty this is Your next step in this moment.

If there is any way we are to have courage, let us know. If there are places we are holding onto resentment and unforgiveness, melt these in our hearts so we can be a forgiving, renewing people.

Reveal what is hidden. Break the adversary’s hold on brokenness through long-held misunderstands, confusion and assumptions with Your breakthrough.  Dissolve discouragement off Your people and give them steps to move toward one another in surprising ways instead of away.

Have mercy on us, O God. Be the mercy.  Through each of us and all of us together. You are magnificent. You are the hope. Love.

Breakthrough and keep on breaking through, that love for You and for each other would come forth in our lives and relationships today for our deep inner healing and for Your glory.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2018

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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  please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.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 eaglesnestfoundation2007@gmail.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Breakthrough Prayer on Good Friday 2018

June 25, 2011 sunrise; elizabeth burgard fulgaro copyright 2011
Lord, You gave all for us though we have done nothing to deserve it. The place of Your suffering and sacrifice is the place of our redemption. We rejoice in Your cross and bow humbly in thanksgiving for the incomprehensible gift of Your love.

March 30, 2018

Prayer humbly written out by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro ©2018, as led by the Holy Spirit (as “heard” interiorly) and posted here for those called to pray in one accord. Our God calls us to pray. He hears. And answers.

Today, Lord, is the day in 2018 that we commemorate Your death (JESUS!) for us. Lord, I can feel Your power and Your victory in the atmosphere. It is ominous and great. It is beyond all knowing, beyond our grasp, and at the same time palpable and there, real and extraordinary.

Lord God, You are King. It didn’t matter that they killed You–murdered You. You remained King. If possible, You increased in Your kingship over all because its as if progressively all things came even more under Your feet. You have always had dominion, but now after the cross, the super (not supreme) other powers knew. Now forever, the superpowers were dis-empowered.

It looked as if You were nothing. It looked as if You were the lie. But through this impossible event, where God appeared dead (killed!), You laughed and Your wisdom rose victorious as Life unstoppable because nothing can overcome Your power. Nothing can halt its forward flow. Nothing.

You have always been and always will be. You are over all and all things belong to You.  Peope and angelic beings can choose to turn from You and You let them, but this does not diminish Your victory.

It is an aspect and a sign of Your unending, unfathomable, unbelievable, infinite, uncreated, always-has-been, always-will-be, unchanging way.

We are small and weak, and think we are so great. Yet, we are so afraid. We cower and draw back from that which seems to threaten us and those we love. And the threat is real, but for Your love.

Your love is the Source. Your love is the power over all in all through the universe and beyond it. You love is an inner-working,  outward-radiating force, resplendent and undiminishable, which captivates those who encounter it so they want nothing else.

Your love is the creating force and the redeeming force , the healing force and the restoring force. This love is unity. It exists in the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for You are separate and together in love always. In union. You invite us in love to dwell in You as love, but not alone–with each other with, and in You.

Your love out-radiating from one furnace of love. Father for Son, Son for Father. And the power of the Holy Spirit within, spiraling unceasingly outward and captivating us, one by one.

We gaze at You, for You alone quiet our hearts, instill Your peace, pour out unspeakable joy, heal our wounds and draw us near, because through you, that which we have done, which has broekn relationship is forgiven. We see Your love for us.

Of this love we gradually become more aware, and we see Your love for them–for allof them. Each one. None mission. You see each one in the wholeness for which You designed him or her. You see their current broken state and weep with those who weep, and You know always and already how You want to draw them (each one) to Yourself now and forever.

You invite us–You call us–one by one as we get to know You, to enter the fight, to begin to rise the ranks (not of stature or position because you value us each equally but of increasing ability to see and know with Your overview).  We become more purified progressively as we gaze at You. We understand Your kingdom more and its unestimable worth, and we want to be even more in alignment to You. You have become and are becoming still all we want and all we need.

Lord God, tonight is not just Good Friday, when we remember Your passion and death on the cross. This year, it is also the first night of Passover–the feast first given to prepare a people to receiv You and all You desired to bring, not just to them, but to all of us together.

Holy One, “once in a blue moon” is what people say when they are speaking of something rare. Tomorrow night 3/31/2018 is a Blue Moon. March 2018 (3/18) is one of those rare months when there are two full moons in one month.

Once in a blue moon. A night–a weekend–to remember You died for love of us, You were in the tomb and in hell for us, and then You rose.

Once in a blue mooon.  Final day of the month of 3’s. 3 for Trinity. 3 for the day You rose and the possibility of Life again for all began in earnest. 3 for the third day in which we find ourselves.

There is such unprecedented worship and prayer rising for Thursday through Resurrection Sunday (even since Palm Sunday) and for Passover.  Love rising in the little way we know how, knowing Your power as redeeming love is radiating out and pouring forth in a flood in response.

We are so faulty, but You died so we can come before You in prayer like this. We join the angels and saints who have gone before, who are already in heaven and we cry, Breakthrough, God.

Breakthrough. On this night, which is the expression of Your extreme love, breakthrough in hearts for restored relationship with You and with each other everywhere.

Breakthrough. Be seen. Be known. Bring the change which shifts a generation–many hearts at a time.

This is Your day. You made it. Season of love. Begun on Valentine’s this year to remind us of the extraordinary supremacy of Your love.

With You there are no coincidences or randomness. You are intentional and You have given some of us eyes to see.

The intercessors have been cryingout. The families and friends mourning.

Breakthrough. The enemy has been vanquished. Show it by release of an extraordinary amount of Your love.

Holy Spirit fire, whet appetites and sear hearts. Turn lives on their head and usher in transformation. It is Your time. It is Your season. Praying with You in one accord. Amen!

Beloved Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit! You reign!

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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  please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.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 eaglesnestfoundation2007@gmail.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Christmas Worship & Prayer

Lord, we come to adore You!
Lord, we come to adore You!

MERRY BLESSED CHRISTMAS ~ from Elizabeth

Prayer:  Jesus, because You came, we have the hope of purpose now and freedom in You and through You now through eternity. We bow in awe at Your majesty. We bow in thanksgiving for Your gift of Yourself that we might live with You forever. Your love overwhelms us….GOD, by Your power and grace….bless all those in pain, grief, suffering or trouble this Christmas, for all those serving in harm’s way and/or away from those they love…that they might feel Your comfort and experience Your love in ways which warm their hearts and help them receive and stay in Your perfect love.  Thank You for the gift of You!  You are all we want and all we need. You reign!  In Jesus’ name, Amen

Now please join in worship! Please click on the link for “You Came To Set Us Free” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJemQQSTcyk .  May our worship and declaration of His love go forth never-ending into the universe echoing praise that all might know He is God, Savior and Lord!!!

PRAYER When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Lord Jesus, You are our hope. In You is the Way through suffering & hardship.  In You is our future now and forever. Be with us with increase and help our hearts through these difficult days.
Lord Jesus, You are our hope. In You is the Way through suffering & hardship. In You is our future now and forever. Be with us with increase and help our hearts through these difficult days. (photo by Lia Maria (c) 2009)

Lord God, the path upon which You set our feet is not easy.  Grief, sorrow and suffering accompany us along the way.  In moments like these it seems unbearable and it is as if a unified cry of anguish goes up from the earth.

These are the times, where human wisdom fails us.  Life (and death) do not make sense.  In times like this where the existence of evil is not far away, but horribly, palpably near our hearts break, for You created us to love and be loved back, not for the violence which seems to have overtaken us.

Yet, if we will stop the whirlwind of in our minds for a moment and pause from our spinning never-ending webs of useless thoughts, which lead us nowhere in our efforts to explain that which is unexplainable in human terms (because that which has occurred is something supernaturally, spiritually evil, played out on the physical field of life and as such, is so contrary to that for which You created us), then we will see You are still here.  In all Your majesty and in the face of the unspeakable, You surround us, standing ready at every moment to shower us with Your supernatural, inexplicable, extreme, supreme, incomprehensible comfort and love.   Because You are God and so superior to us, often the touch of comfort, love, grace and a little bit of healing comes from unexpected places.  Yet by in Your sovereign will, it is there.  Often Your love flows softly and oh, so gently through one individual to another.  One by one by one as we reach out to one another and let You minister to us through one another: a hug, a glance, a word, a look of understanding, a touch on the arm.  And by Your great grace through the power of Your Spirit and the guidance of Your ministering angels, we can pause, notice and receive it.

And through it all You point to Your Son.   Jesus – born temporarily homeless, and into a make-shift shelter deemed fit for animals, not humans, yet this was the roof You allowed over His head.  .  Jesus – mocked, scorned, put down by leaders of His day.  Jesus – criticized and plotted against by those who exalted their human wisdom above His way (yet they died and He lives!)  Jesus – completely innocent and SON OF GOD whom they murdered – executed – in a manner which today would be considered inhumane, and yet the One who rose showing by His sacrifice eternal life through reconciliation with the Father had been made available once again to all.  Jesus – the Master Shepherd, the One who shows us the way of life and is in fact the Way and the Life because He is the Truth.

Oh Lord, You lead us home.  Father God, You know the difficulties here and yet You never leave us or forsake us, Your eyes ever on the eternity You have planned for us which will be beyond anything we can imagine.

Lord God, You do not promise life in these physical temporary tents we call “bodies” will be easy, neither do You promise no problems or hardships, but You do promise to get us through.  You ask us to rely on You.  You ask us to listen to You and simply follow where You lead as Jesus did.  You promise what the enemy meant for evil and use it for eventual, eternal good – through the pain and suffering.  You want us to know we will need You to make it through our time here.  You want us to know You speak to us and make a way where there seems to be none.

No matter what is going on around us, You offer us shelter and comfort under Your eternal, loving, incomprehensible wings in a way which is spiritual, supernatural and beyond what our humanity can grasp.  You are always there, always ready to give us what we need in every moment  – even the most desperate ones.  Your love ever-flowing and Your victory over evil (which seems to win in the short-term) is eternal.

Our inability to understand does not negate the fact that You are.  Lord, with each passing day we know more than ever that we are nothing without You.  We can make no sense out of all that is happening around us – especially that which is so evil and wrong.  And so, Lord, we are relying on You.  Choosing to believe in You and seeking to follow You because You are all that we have.  In response, we choose to receive Your gift of peace and even joy in all circumstances, because in the end….You win.  Let Your love go forth, Lord, in this devastating hour in a myriad of forms which astounds the world and ushers in Your day by day healing.  Our eyes are on You. Speak and we will obey.  You are our only Savior and Lord. Thus You are our hope…. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written out as heard December 16, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

NOTE from Elizabeth: 

REACHING OUT TO NEWTOWN, CTFor 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.

Lord Jesus, You are our hope. In You is the Way through suffering & hardship.  In You is our future now and forever. Be with us with increase and help our hearts through these difficult days.
Lord Jesus, You are our hope. In You is the Way through suffering & hardship. In You is our future now and forever. Be with us with increase and help our hearts through these difficult days.

Prayer Welcoming God’s Plan for the Moment

Holy God, we praise Your name.  Your names each write bits of who You are on our hearts, that we might stand strong and attached to You, our Rock, for the Truth of who You are builds our “house” on solid ground which cannot be rocked by anything this world dishes out.  Lord God, despite all secular wisdom says needs to be done today, You alone truly have the plan for our lives.  Lord God, we are quieting our minds, pushing out all the cobwebs of lists, anxieties and confusion because Your will is what we want.  We consciously lay down our agendas and seek Yours.  How blessed we are to not have to come up with our own good ideas, but to be able to be at simply follow You!  How blessed we are that if we ask and seek it, You will teach us to hear Your voice, so we can follow where Your Spirit leads.

Oh Lord, we know You do not promise to only lead us along easy paths. This remains earth, not heaven and we are honored to serve as Your ambassadors – lamps to shine Your light of truth, mercy, grace and abounding, everlasting love – wherever You decide to send us.  Lord, it is during these more difficult times, that we rely on You alone, which makes what could be ugly times, some of the most beautiful of all.  Lord, You are trustworthy.  We can lean on You and You will never fail us.

Lord God, we bring You all our burdens today and lay them at Your feet, choosing to neither fear, be anxious or worry because You promise to take care of all our needs – knowing our needs even better than we know them ourselves.  Lord God, in the midst of life’s storms, we choose to rest in You and pause this moment, not only to listen for Your next step, but to rejoice than You are.

Thank You again that we do not have to worry or fear because You are all-powerful, sovereign, faithful, all-knowing and use all things for good in light of eternity. Thank You that You love the ones we love and the ones we struggle to love more than we can every imagine. Thank You, that You forgive each one of our indiscretions which have been offensive to You and would put a wedge between us (because You cannot be near anything which is not as perfect as You are) through the blood Jesus shed on the cross.  Thank You that we do not have to know the future and do not have to know even what tomorrow will bring because of who You are.  And so, Lord, give us the work of our hands for the moment – just for today and we will rejoice in it because of You, delight ourselves in You and Your promises and live resting in the shadow of Your ever-loving wings. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She has just released her 5th full-length worship CD of original songs 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!