Our Help, Who Made Heaven and Earth

Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, August 10, 2015

The Lord, maker of heaven and earth

The Lord, maker of heaven and earth

Our Help, Who Made Heaven and Earth

“Our help is in the Name of the Lord; the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 is a fine way to start off a prayer. Evening Prayer, to be exact, at http://www.dailyoffice.org.

Much of the stuff advocated by these prayers (or, Compline, if we are to be specific) strikes me as being hopeful. Hope-filled. No matter what else is going on in my life, I can get a little boost (or, a bigger boost) from the prayers.

It’s not that things are falling down, around my ears. Certainly not! But, when I think about my life, and the small conversations and the larger happenings that go on around me each day, I have it on good authority that God wins, in the end. Even though Satan does his best to trip me up, I know who wins the war.

Lord, thank You for watching over all members and friends of Your family. Thanks for giving people Your hope, too. I know sometimes, things stink. They fall apart. I know, I have lived it. But—You are there, with me. You never leave me nor forsake me. Every now and then? I need to hear that, Lord. (Sometimes more often than now and then.) Thank You, God. I need the hope. The boost. So be it, Lord.

@chaplaineliza

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