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Please Help Me:The Tenskomoskopy

In shemoneh esrei we say מלך עוזר ומושיע ומגן.

In עזרת אבותינו we say אתה הוא מגן ומושיע - what happened to the עוזר [if you think about it for a minute you will figure out the answer]? And why is the מגן before the מושיע?

Please help (עוזר!!) me.

While this is no doubt an important question, I think that at the same time there is a larger point being overlooked: why is the order in שמונה עשרה itself מלך עוזר ומושיע ומגן? That in itself might be the key to understanding the different nuances between ברכות ק"ש and אבות.
Hundreds of דברי תורה could no doubt emerge from just the ordering of ש"ע itself (e.g., מגילהdeals with the larger placement of the ברכות).

I'm guessing that "magen" has to be last because it alludes to the conclusion, "magen avraham".

And of course "ezrat" substitutes for "ozer" in Ezrat Avoteinu.

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