Prayer, Plain and Simple

You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay. (Psalm 40:17)

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We have a wonderful handyman. Halvor the handyman. He is 87 years old.

He works tirelessly; he can fix anything. He’s saved us thousands of dollars through the years, and we count him one of our dearest friends. When I call Halvor, I can count on his help. Whatever is broken is fixed faster than I anticipated, cheaper than I hoped, and better than it was before it was broken.

Just about the only thing he can’t mend is a broken heart, a broken relationship, a broken body, or a broken soul. That’s when I call for Jesus, my heavenly Handyman.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3)

Perfect peace. Perfect Shalom. I have heard the Hebrew word shalom defined as, “Nothing missing. Nothing broken.”

Is something broken in your life today? Call your heavenly handyman. He’ll be there before you can say, “Amen.”


I fix my thoughts on you today. My mind is swirling a thousand directions and spiraling downward. You have promised that if I keep my eyes and my thoughts on You, I will have perfect peace. Your peace will fix my brokenness. Your peace will repair my soul and transform my mind. Your peace will recalibrate all that is whirling inside.

I receive You now, Prince of Peace. Come mediate between my emotions and my mind. I take each rouge thought captive, and I make my thoughts bow to Your truth.

Teach me Your truth. I have too often wandered from what is True, thinking I had some sort of artistic license to interpret things my way. I am sorry, Father. It’s Your way from here on, Loving Lord.

My whole self, spirit, soul, and body is Yours.

Dear Helper, help me quickly. Come to my aid and deliver me from trouble. 

In Jesus’ Name



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