A Very Present Help

A Very Present Help
By Douglas A. Elliot
Baker Book house, 27 pages, $.50
A Very Present Help is the name given to a booklet of suggested prayers to be prayed while one is in the hospital. There are fifteen prayers, each based on a verse from the Bible. On the whole, these prayers very well express the needs of a Christian patient. But again, this author goes along with modern tendency in using the second person in addressing God. There is one other thing that a Christian could not pray for, and that is fellow patients and doctors. We know that many are not God’s children, so we should not pray for them. However, the basic ideas of this booklet are Reformed.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 30 No. 2 April 1970