“Help, Lord” Psalm 12:1
In the whole realm of the English language, can there be two more important words than these? There are times when prayers just won’t come, and words cannot seem to be fashioned to define a problem that is so troubling and confusing. Take heart – these two words are sufficient.
“There is much of directness, clearness of perception, and distinctness of utterance in this petition of two words; much more, indeed, than in the long rambling outpourings…. The Psalmist runs straight to his God, with a well considered prayer; he knows what he is seeking and where to seek it….
“The answer to prayer is certain…the Lord’s character assures us that He will not leave His people; His relationship as Father and Husband guarantee us His aid…and His sure promise stands, “Fear not, I will help thee.” Spurgeon
“Pray always” Eph. 6:18
Two other words I have been musing over – I am afraid in our legalism we find condemnation in these two words, thinking it is to be used as a measuring rod to score you in the prayer department. What a shame. These two words tell us that we have a God who loves to hear us! Always! He never tires of hearing your prayers, dear one! NEVER! He always listens! He never tires of hearing you as you come to Him, whatever state you are in!
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.” Ps. 81:10
A very trusting sparrow decided to build her nest in a bike helmet hanging in our carport. We have been anxiously waiting for the babies to hatch, and we now are the proud godparents of 4 little birdies. I never tire of going outside and watching as they hear me, thinking I am their Mommy or Daddy bringing food. Mouths wide open, squeaking, helpless as all get out to do anything to protect or feed themselves. Their parents don’t ever get tired of their neediness – why do we think God does? Open wide. Pray always. “Help Lord ”. Really, you need to do nothing else.