Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunday 9/20/09 - "ON EAGLE'S WINGS"


The refrain from the hymn "On Eagle's Wings":

"And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand." *

What a beautiful promise. What beautiful words of solace and comfort. When we are hurting, lost, in confusion, hopeless, in the depths of despair, they are wonderful reassurances.

When we are full of light and joy and happiness, they lift us even higher. They make us lighter than air just like soaring on eagle's wings.

In the many blogs I read I find much gratitude, positive thinking, and joy. But I also find the pain of humanity in what is written - the pain of addiction, fear and anxiety over the addictions of loved ones, losses leaving people with grief that is sometimes overwhelming. There are those who suffer from the effects of all types of abuse, having been deprived of the nurturing so necessary to the human spirit.

I have been among those who have found themselves in the depths of despair caused by alcoholism. I have been among the many who were unable to lift themselves up and needed to be lifted up by the loving arms of God. I am living proof right along side so many of you that it can and does happen. I was lifted up on eagle's wings out of the hell of addiction.

This blog is specially for those who need reminding of the love of God and the reassurance that they can rely on strength from a power greater than themselves. Such power is available for the asking. Ask, pray for the strength you lack.

God bless each of you this Sunday. May each one of you be lifted up - way up.

Prayer Girl

* Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."


Madison said...

Yes, they can pray and He will hear. He's so merciful.

miss halfway said...

this is my favorite inspirational song!...but can i ask you something?

how can I explain to a friend that God really exists?
she've tried the best books i can relay but still says that she is just so scientific about life. no matter how hard i try, i really can not share with her my devotions.pls help me!


Cindy said...

I've sang "On Eagle's Wings" at a few funerals. But you've got me thinking. I need to revisit this song in times of trial...not just when the battle's been lost. Thanks.
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust."
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.


You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come
For to His angels He's given a command,
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Tall Kay said...

Thank God we are all not in that place of despair at the same time. It is hope from the testimony of others, who have been there, that help to raise us up until we can reach on our own. Beautiful post!

Steve E. said...

Fine job, Fine blog, Prayer girl. Keep prayin'.............

Just Be Real said...

I have seen Isaiah quoted a lot these past couple of days! Something is happening! Amen!

PG, thank you for this post and the reminder of God's love is out there for our taking. Even though, He will never stop loving us.

Blessings to you dear one!

Shadow said...

that refrain is beeeeee-utiful.

Prayer Girl said...

miss halfway -
I tried leaving you a comment, but the verification section wouldn't show properly so I couldn't.

Please email me at I would love to discuss my opinion about how you can help your friend and God.


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Banana Girl said...

First visit here and what a treat! I apologize for not making it here sooner inasmuch as you always find the time to come to my "house". thank you for your faith and spirit in this. It shines! Love, J.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder Prayer Girl.

Paula said...

MY Pc was off for two days so I am gald that I could come by today again and read your thoughts. As oyu know my faithis a different one which doesnt stop me to think and feel about what you say. Hugs to you.

Anaya said...

Thanks for this comforting post.

Mama Zen said...

Thank you.

Syd said...

Anna, this was nice. Thanks for your message. I feel as if I am lifted up just as you wrote. I can rise above all the bad stuff.