Blessings of God’s Hand Of Protection

…We prayed that he would give us a safe journey

and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled.

For I was ashamed to ask the king 

for soldiers and horsemen to accompany us

and protect us from enemies along the way.

After all, we had told the king,

“Our God’s hand of protection is on all who worship him,

but his fierce anger rages 

against those who abandon him.”

So we fasted and earnestly 

prayed that our God would take care of us,

and he heard our prayer.

Ezra 8:21-23