TIME OUT Protect Me O Lord

“Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.” – Psalm 84:10-11


This scripture is the theme used by church ushers. It is more like a prayer of covering as they execute their ministry. To be an usher is not an easy task on Sunday mornings. People who come to church do not always have a sanctified or spiritual attitude; after all, they bring their stress, depression, worries and woes into the church house. Often times it has been said that the church is a hospital caring for the sick in heart, mind and body. The ushers are the first to greet those who are in pain so they pray Psalm 84 for strength and protection from those who do not mean to lash out.

Do you need protection? God is present in your life to do just that…to protect you. You do not have to worry about…

  • How the bills will be paid
  • If you will pass your classes
  • If you will get employment
  • How you will keep a roof over your head
  • Healing from dis-ease

God is able in all things…Let us pray:

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every familyin heaven and on earth derives its name.I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:14-21