Psalm 20 TALK: Witness to the World

(All bible quotes from The Holy Bible, New International Version)

 TALK ON PSALM 20

WITNESS TO THE WORLD

(A PRAYER FOR VICTORY OF THE KING AND HIS CHURCH)

 INTRODUCTION

 Psalm 20 is a Psalm that only starts to open up to the Christian reader when they read it with New Testament eyes. That means when we take what we know of Christ and his Gospel message and re-read the Psalm with that in our minds.

This Psalm is unusual in another way as well. David seems to be it’s author but it is a prayer he wrote for his people to pray for him and his success as the anointed King of Israel. Some have even argued that this points to the Psalm being written by someone else and then ascribed in the heading as a Psalm of David. However David is no different than any sincere believer who asks for prayer for their life and ministry and then writes the prayer he or she wants prayed for them.

What will these New Testament eyes see in this Psalm?

Firstly David, The King of Israel is, in the New Testament a figure of Jesus as the Messiah or promised one of God. Secondly Israel, the chosen people of God are a figure of The Church in the New Testament. Finally victory for Christ, the King and his Church is the triumphal proclamation of the Gospel of Christ which will climax with the return of Christ when all opposition to him and his church will come to a end.

This means that Psalm 20 is a prayer for the church and its battle with the world, death and the devil as we proclaim the Good News to the world about how people are saved through the death and resurrection of Jesus our Lord. As Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth, in 2 Cor. 2 : 14 – 16,

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life”.

This Psalm can be divided up into three parts:-

 1.     THE PRAYER FOR VICTORY (1 – 5)

 2.     THE ASSURANCE OF SUCCESS OF VICTORY (6 – 8)

 3.     A FINAL PRAYER   (9)

 In David’s time this prayer was probably prayed by the people of Israel before David and his army went into battle against their enemies.

 Lets read Psalm 20:

“1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;

may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. 
 (Selah)

4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name

of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven 
   with the saving power of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our

God.

8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

9 O LORD, save the king! 
Answer us when we call!”

1.     THE PRAYER FOR VICTORY (1 – 5)

 David wants his people to ask God for victory when he and the nation of Israel are under great stress and danger. We saw in psalm 20 that Israel and particularly David had many conflicts with the nations round about Israel. This could have been considered the norm for ancient times but in Psalm 2 : 2,

David says, “The Kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his anointed One”.

 We learnt in our study of Psalm 2 that “The Lords anointed one” is David and he copped the full force of the opposition to Israel and their God all through his life. The proof that Israel did enjoy God’s protection is that far greater and more powerful nations and their cultures did not survive throughout history but the Jewish nation weathered the test of time. Even suffering the full force of God’s judgment in the form of the Assyrians for the Northern half of the nation of Israel and later the Babylonians for the southern half did not totally destroy Israel for after the Babylonian nation was destroyed by the Persians the Jews returned to their homeland.

The nation was to make this prayer in the name of the God of Jacob who promised Jacob and others before and after him God’s protection. Jacob of course was the one first called Israel which we learnt about in Psalm 14. Jacob meant “sup planter” while Israel means something like “people who struggle with God”. Jacob went from a grafting and often rebellious man to a submissive servant of the Lord. H.C. Leupold says this about this when he writes, “The God of Jacob, is the revealed character of the Lord as His people knew him in so far as this character is summed up in His holy name”

Our prayers of course should be said in and through the name of Jesus because our revealed character of God and how we know him is through Jesus Christ. Jesus taught us this in John 14 : 13 – 14,

“And I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it”.

Praying in the name of Jesus is not a special magical set of words we utter at the end of a prayer but praying in the spirit and will of Jesus as John teaches us in 1 John 5 : 14 – 15,

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God : that if we ask anything according  

  to his will, he hears us.

“And if we know that he hears – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we ask

  of him”.

This means we need to pray within the bounds of the revealed will and power of Jesus as we know him from the New Testament writers.

Time of national distress would lead to much national prayer and turning to God and David encourages this. As we saw from other studies sending help from the sanctuary or Zion was sending help from God in heaven.

As Christians we do not go to some saint or other intermediate as the Roman Catholics do but to straight to God in Heaven as the writer to the Hebrews says,

 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”.

David then asks his people to make this prayer for victory as they worship God, In old testament terms this meant offering sacrifices. Leupold calls sacrifices, “prayers incarnate” and “outward forms of a inner spirit”.

In new testament terms the old offering of sacrifices was done away with by the supreme and once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ fore us on the cross something we will look at in some depth in our next study).

Paul teaches us the new form of worship in Romans 12 : 1,

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship’.

The people are really praying for David to have Victory against his enemies and this would give David, “the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” verse 4.

As I said before praying in the Name of Jesus is praying within his expressed will and success in the proclamation of the Gospel is to Jesus like Victory over his enemies is to David.

This victory will lead the Nation to a great time of celebration, “shouts for joy” and the lifting up of banners in the name of the Lord. Banners in ancient times where like flags in more modern times of war. To wave the banner after a battles victory was like waving our flags. A nations flag in battles was often called “their standard” and for the flag or standard to fall was a sign of defeat. However to raise the flag or standard high was to indicate victory was at hand.

I like the saying in The Song of Songs , “He has taken me into the banquet hall and his banner over me is love” 2: 4, A expression of great love and devotion for his beloved one.

Jesus lifts his banner high over us and his banner or standard is love. So we should “shout for joy” in him.

2.      THE ASSURANCE OF SUCCESS OF VICTORY (6 – 8)

 In verse 6 the peoples prayer changes and they now reveal assurance in God’s victory for the King. David wants his people to pray for victory knowing that in God that victory is assured. His basis for this confidence is special relationship with God, he is his anointed one. This means David knew he was chosen out of obscurity to be the King of Israel. I love the passage in 1 Corinthians 1 where Paul speaks of how God chose the those who seemed foolish to know God’s wisdom that to the world is foolishness. Let me read to you a bit of that great passage, 1 Corinthians 1 : 26 – 31,

“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast before him. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

This prayer’s sure answer comes from a pretty powerful place, “he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand”. As I have said before Christians can pray to Jesus who sits right next to God and intercedes for us. We read of our assurance of being heard and given victory from verses like Hebrews 4 : 16,

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”.

Then David makes in this prayer for victory an amazing statement, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God”, verse 7.

David is saying the victory he seeks will only come from one source, God and God’s victory comes from trusting only in him. David is not saying he should throw away all weapons and earthly defenses but he will not rely on them for victory as without God’s help they are useless. Relying on reliance’s with other nations and not trusting in God was a problem Israel would have over and over again but not while David was King.

We to must realise that all the modern tricks and cons wont save anyone and it is only through God’s spirit’s work that people come to him. Prayer is the vital act of faith in evangelism. This truth first really came home to me when I saw a now very old movie called “The Gospel Blimp”. This movie tells the story of a church which devised a very ingenious evangelistic program that used a large flying Blimp (Balloon like flying machine) to broadcast messages to it’s community. It also had some pretty fancy meetings etc.

At the end of the mission it was found only one family had come to the Lord. When their conversion was looked at it was found that one of the former members of the Gospel Blimp team was used to bring this family to the Lord. However just before the mission he had pulled out of it because it was taking up to much of his time. He used the time he was spending on the Gospel Blimp committee to do things with one of his neighbors. He took them bowling, had dinner parties and eventually took them to church where they heard the Gospel and came to the Lord. He also spent a lot of time praying for them while he sought to befriend them. The Gospel Blimp was a failure but prayer and friendship was not.

Of course we should use every resource God has given us in our preaching and teaching but like David we should not rely on that to give us success in evangelism.

Paul knew this concept very well and often spoke of it, like he did in 1 Corinthians 2: 10 – 14,

“But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned”.

At the time of writing this study I was involved in an ongoing evangelistic program in my church in Australia. I helped run a program we run twice a year for six weeks each time called, “Christianity Explored”. People were invited or brought along by church members to the church for a three hour dinner program where they eat great food and at the same time hear a simple Gospel talk based on a passage from the Gospel of Mark and then answer questions that come out of that talk. The team of about 10 to 15 people met for half an hour before the people arrive to pray and ask God for his help to open up the hearts and minds of those who are on their tables at the CE meeting. We saw many people come to faith in Jesus Christ through this program and it was a vital part of our churches outreach to our community.

David finishes this section with the words, “hey are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm”.

I have not mentioned yet the story of David’s great victory of Goliath the Philistine but his words to Goliath just before he was victorious over him are a brilliant illustration of the confidence and assurance David had in his God to give him victory. Let me read them to you they come from 1 Samuel 17 : 45 – 47,

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head”.

Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

David had proven the point he was making that God’s enemies would be brought to their knees and God’s people will rise up when he killed Goliath a giant killed by a puny shepherd boy.

What Giants does God want us to slay?

The answer to this is very personal but the answer for us all is found in these words I quoted at the start of this study in 2 Cor. 2: 14 – 16,

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life”.

3.     A FINAL PRAYER   (9)

 The prayer for victory for the King ends where it started asking God for victory for his King,

9 “O LORD, save the king! 
Answer us when we call!

This verse could also be translated as, “O Lord, help, May the King answer us when we call!”

 Here the King is not David or any other earthly king but the King of the Universe, God himself.

Jesus of course is that king and it is interesting that the supposed crime written on a piece of would above his head when he hung on the cross, read, “The king of the Jews”. Of course the chief priests wanted it taken down or changed to “He claimed to be the king of the Jews”. Mark 14 : 61 – 62,

But Jesus claimed to be much more then that. When he was before the High Priest the night before his crucifixion he was asked “Are you the Christ, the Son of the blessed One”

Jesus reply’s

“I am, and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of Heaven”.

At this point the high priest gets very angry and violent to Jesus, slaps him and tears his clothes because Jesus is claiming to be God.

Jesus is the God of course and he proves this once and for all by rising from the dead. This is whom we pray for victory to and we know that he will answer us.

Let me close with another New Testament quote that teaches us what is our great victory

In God through Christ it is the last verse of Jude ; 24 – 25,

“To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen”.

3 NEW TESTAMENT APPLICATIONS OF PSALM 20

 As I said at the beginning this Psalm does not seem to have a lot of application for us unto we look at it or read it with New Testament eyes. The Psalm is a prayer the people of Israel would have prayed for their King just before he led them into battle. This would have been a very important thing to do in ancient times but what has that got to do with us as members of Christ’s Church in this day and age?

I will now seek to answer three important questions that will help us see this Psalms application. The three questions are :

1.   WHAT IS THE BATTLE CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH FIGHTS?

 2.   HOW DO WE FIGHT THIS BATTLE?

 3.   HOW HAS GOD EQUIPPED US TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE?

 1.   WHAT IS THE BATTLE CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH FIGHTS?

 Many years ago I was asked to preach at a Salvation Army Church during a normal Sunday morning service. I had never been to a Salvation Army church service before and was pleasantly surprised by how much of the Christian faith can be related to a army and spiritual fighting image. They had roll calls, orders, battle plans and on and on it went and of course we sang that great old hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers”.

In 1 John 5 : 4 -5 we read,

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God”.

John here is giving us a vital clue to the battle all Christians must fight and how we fight it. All human beings are slaves of sin and it is only through the death and resurrection of Jesus that sin’s consequences, death has been defeated. We connect to this great victory via faith in Jesus and what he has done fore us. However faith does not stop there because it gives us the ability to continue the battle against the sinful way or pattern of life this world is involved in.

John tells us our battle is than with the world and victory over that is only won by those who have faith in Jesus Christ.

Our three great enemies then are sin, the world and he who is behind all this the devil. The amazing thing is that the bible teaches us that the death of Jesus on the cross has won victory over all three. Let me share with you three verses that present the idea of Christ victory over these three great enemies and how these victories were won on the cross.

  1. SIN – 2 Corinthians 5 : 21

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”.

  1. THE WORLD – 2 Corinthians 5: 19

“That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them”.

  1. THE DEVIL – Hebrews 2 : 14

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil”.

All of these concepts, sin, the world and the devil are connected and all three the victory over them has been won.

This only leaves me one more thing to explain to you and that is if Jesus death on the cross has won victory over the big three of sin, the world and the devil well why are we still fighting against them?

This was best described to me by the writings of John Stott on this subject,  who describes the Cross as being like the “D” day victory of Christ over sin , the world and the Devil and the end of the wars “V” day as the day of final and complete victory over them.

Lets hear one “V” day victory verse, Philippians 2 : 9 – 11,

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

This total and final acknowledgement of Jesus as Lord and the bringing of all things under his feet will happen when Jesus returns the second time in his Glory which is beautifully described in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 13 – 18,

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words”.

2.   HOW DO WE FIGHT THIS BATTLE?

 So we have seen that there is a victory won on the cross and a great final victory to be won when Jesus returns in his glory to take us back to heaven forever.

The answer to this question leads us to a passage I found quoted a lot at that little Salvation Army service I attended, Ephesians chapter 6 : 10 – 20. Paul was probably chained to a Roman soldier as he either first thought of the concepts in this passage or maybe as he wrote it.

Ephesians 6 : 10 – 12,

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”.

Paul teaches us here we fight sin, the world and the devil by being strong in the Lord, by putting on the armor of God (we will look at this next) and by much prayer as you can see from verse 18,

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints”.

Also we need much prayer as Paul points out we are fighting big and powerful forces as he points out in the words, “for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”.

We will also see, from our battle weapons that we fight by proclaiming the glorious message of the Gospel. Paul when he was speaking to his young apprentice Timothy, probably for the last time gives him these words of advice in 2 Timothy 1 : 8 – 12,

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, 9who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.

12That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.

3.   HOW HAS GOD EQUIPPED US TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE?

 Our final New Testament application of the Christian churches battle and ultimate victory is the answer to the question, how has God equipped us to fight this battle? As I said before the Salvation Army use a lot of War and Army imagery in their worship services and the passage in Ephesians 6 : 10 – 20 came up a lot in that imagery. This because Paul himself spoke of the battle against dark and powerful spiritual forces needs us to equip ourselves like soldiers daily.

 The type of soldier Paul was chained to on many occasions in the later part of his ministry was Roman first century soldier. He then takes all the armor and equipment of that type of soldier and tells us what is the equipment we have to put on and use in our daily battles with sin, the world and the devil.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should”.

Very quickly then I will run you through the six pieces of armor and equipment Paul tells us about.

  1. The Belt of Truth

This is the Gospel message and the word of God that holds us together and secures all our armor to our bodies.

  1. The Breastplate of Righteousness

We need to live Holy Lives, we need to protect our vital spiritual organs with the breastplate of right living so that no fatal blows or arrows will bring us down when we fall to willful sinful actions.

  1. The shoes or boots of readiness to proclaim the Gospel.

The Gospel gets another mention again and I think this one is best explained by some others words of Paul in Romans 10 : 14 – 15,

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

  1. The shield of faith.

The way we defeat sin, the world and the Devil in our daily lives is through faith in Jesus Christ and what he has done for us. As we saw before this faith saves us, continues to save and change us and will save us in a final wonderful way in the final victory of Christ when he returns from heaven in his glory.

  1. The helmet of salvation.

Again another vital part of a soldiers body needing protection is his head. I learnt recently on a tour of our National War Memorial in Canberra that first world war soldiers were given helmets that were designed only to deflect arrows. This mean many soldiers lost there lives as bullets and shells went right through them killing them usually instantly. Our helmet is made to totally protect our heads, minds and hearts. Our salvation in Christ is what Paul wants us to use to transform our minds and thinking as he says in Romans 12 : 2,

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

  1. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

The final piece of equipment is the only piece left that is in fact the only offensive or weapon aspect of our battle equipment. This again is the God’s word and particularly the Gospel message. The writer to the Hebrews tells us how powerful this sword or weapon is in Hebrews 4 : 12,

 

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”.

CONCLUSION

 What do you think God wants you to do for him to be part of his great victory to come?

The answer to this important question is summed up in what lay behind Psalm 20, it was a prayer for the Victory of the King.

This means the most important thing we all must be involved in our battle against the sin the world and the devil is prayer. As Paul says in Ephesians 6 : 18,

 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 f or which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should”.

If great evangelist and teacher, Paul needed the prayers of the early church to have any success in communicating the Gospel how much more do we need prayer as well.

I would like to close with the poem based on this Psalm

 WITNESS TO THE WORLD

 May God hear the prayers of his people

That are made from day to day.

May he see their pain and suffering

As they bow their knees to pray.

 

May God send down his help to us

As we look to him above.

May he bless his church as it worships him

By proclaiming his great love.

 

For Jesus is our Lord and King

He has called his church to be

A witness to the whole wide world

Of how you can be free.

 

My God grant his church’s deep desire

For God’s plans to be done.

To save people from their sin and strife

And make his kingdom come.

 

Now God has heard our prayers before

To help us proclaim his name.

And by God’s grace we have turned around

As his Gospel was proclaimed.

 

For Jesus is our Lord and King

He has called his church to be

A witness to the whole wide world

Of how you can be free.

 

 Some people trust in might and guns

Some trust in earthly powers.

But we trust in God’s almighty word

That helps us every hour.

 

All people live and one day die

They’re lost without a home.

But we’re God’s voice, feet and hands

And through us God’s love is shown.

 

For Jesus is our Lord and King

He has called his church to be

A witness to the whole wide world

Of how you can be free.

 

Jim Wenman 

PRAYER:

 Father in heaven I pray that you will hear the prayers of your people particularly when they in distress and facing great difficulty. May they through your Sons great name find help in the battles of life. May we continue to be a witness to your saving grace and may your Kingdom come here on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name I pray this. Amen

 

 

Jim Wenman

 

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