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The Helper of the Fatherless
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Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.
Why does the wicked man revile God?
Why does he say to himself,
“He won’t call me to account”?
But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.
The Lord is King for ever and ever;
the nations will perish from his land.
You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that mere earthly mortals
will never again strike terror.
Dear Father, I am deeply grateful that Jesus is the great Helper (Father) of the Fatherless (helpless). I exalt Him that He has ALL Your power to help the helpless, ALL knowledge to know what the helpless need, ALL mercy to comfort and care for us; and He hears ALL our cries. I love what the prophet Hosea says in chapter 14 verse 3, “Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.” Thank You that Christ is filled with Your unfathomable love and goodness towards the fatherless, and, in His perfect time, He also calls wicked and evil people to account for oppressing the helpless. I give myself wholly to the Helper of the Fatherless, resting in His arms as a little child. I pray that the whole Church will become completely dependent upon Him, and may all the fatherless everywhere find their way to Him. I pray these things in His protective name. Amen.