Seems like almost everyone I know needs help right about now. I know I do – a combo of sickness and a too-busy schedule have knocked me down (and, for those who pay attention to these things, left me blog-less this week).
I don’t know what your need is – comfort, strength, a job, wisdom, healing – but I know God is the source. Let’s borrow a prayer from Psalm 121 this week and trust him to provide:
I am ______ (sick, confused, weak, discouraged, hurt, tired).
Lift my eyes to the mountains of your strength. Help me, Lord, according to your promise, for you are the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)
Psalm 121 is the passage my mom asked us to learn this year (a Scripture verse, and going to the Messiah sing-along, is what she wants for Christmas every year). With less than a week to go, I think my family might have a better shot at memorizing the Hallelujah Chorus than nailing the whole psalm, but we are trying. And I gotta hand it to her; Mom picked a good one. In addition to being just plain majestic, Psalm 121 is chock full of powerful prayer promises.
If you (or someone you love) could use an extra measure of help, strength, or protection, Psalm 121 has you covered. Try praying the whole thing, or just use the last two verses:
Heavenly Father, keep _____ from all harm. Watch over his/her life. Watch over his/her coming and going, both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8)