Elihu's Corner

grace and peace This morning, as I read the Psalms, I was moved particularly by Psalm 20.

Have you ever watched as someone struggled their way through difficulty, and longed to have the right words for them?

Have you ever wanted to pray blessings for a brother or sister in the Lord and the words just seem so… lame?

As I considered that Psalm this morning I thought of several people enduring difficulties and thought “this is what I would ask for them!’ Consider the following (taken from the NIV translation): Verse 1:

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; May the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

Verses 4-5:

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

May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the 

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