“The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;  Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;” Psalm 20:1-2


Many years ago the Lord spoke to my heart from this Scripture, and a few months later I realized why it had been impressed upon me.  I faced one of the greatest trials of my life when my husband passed away.  It was then that this Scripture came back to me, and I realized exactly what it meant.  When I found it hard to pray, the Lord showed me that my church family, my sanctuary, was holding me up in prayer.

This week I am having surgery and am not sure just what the outcome will be.  My name was the first one on the prayer list at our church on Sunday, and as I stood surrounded by a wonderful group of people lifting their voices in prayer to the Lord, I felt His strength flow though me in a special way.  How wonderful that we do not have to face things by ourselves, we have many others who care and who are calling out our needs to the Lord.  He hears our cry in our time of trial, and He sends us help from the sanctuary.

Prayer:  Thank you Jesus, that there is power in prayer, and you have given us many brothers and sisters who are concerned about our needs and will lift us up before you.

Devotion by: Anne Johnston



  1. “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2 NKJV). All He is, He is for you! I’m praying that you will experience the supernatural hand of God this week.

    • Anne Johnston

      Thanks, Julie for your prayers

  2. He sends forth His Word and heals…God is touching you right now with His wonderful healing Presence which shall go with you. You will say of the Lord that Hd is your Refuge and the His in whom you trust and will rejoice, “It is well…it IS well,” in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.