The Lord Be With You
This is more than a Eucharistic prayer.
It’s certainly more than what you find in the book of common prayer.
How do I know?
I checked with Joe Jacobs…………Remember him?
The favorite son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham
The one with the coat of many colours……Yes! Joseph, that’s the one!
And here is what I found.
For this hunk of a guy who was traded in an open market,
Not one to cheer him , no wide eyed starlet,
What hope for any meaningful future could he possibly have?
But the Lord was with him ………..Genesis 39:3 and 21 KJV
And so against all odds, adversity and hopelessness,
God prospered him and gave him favour in all its fulness.
What about Samuel the prophet………….
“And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground”. 1 Samuel 3:19. KJV
So whatever Samuel prophesied God backed him up all the time. Not a single one of his prophecies failed.
Ha!! And did you ask about David the King, a man after God’s own heart?
“David continued to succeed in everything he did, for the Lord was with him”. 1 Samuel 18:14 NLT
There you have it. When God is with you, great things happen sooner than later and David the King understood this.
When it was told him, saying, “The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God; David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness”. 2 Samuel 6:12 KJV
Today you can bring the “Ark of God ” into your dwelling and ensure that God stays with you.
Just praise Him all you can and He ain’t going nowhere. Because that is where He lives. In the praises of His people
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalms 22:3 English Revised Version.
The Lord Be With you always as you get your praise on!
OLUYINKA EGO-MARTINS ©