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Read Psalm 80:1-7

Read Psalm 80:1-7

Listen to us, O Shepherd of Israel;
hear us, leader of your flock.
Seated on your throne above the winged creatures,
2reveal yourself to the tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh.
Show us your strength;
come and save us!
3Bring us back, O God!
Show us your mercy, and we will be saved!
4How much longer, Lord God Almighty,
will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
5You have given us sorrow to eat,
a large cup of tears to drink.
6You let the surrounding nations fight over our land;
our enemies insult us.
7Bring us back, Almighty God!
Show us your mercy, and we will be saved! [1]


Verse 4 and 5 express frustration - years of praying and waiting and the Kingdom has not come.


The Psalmist closes with the prayer:  "Bring us back, Almighty God!  Show us your mercy, and we will be saved!" - Psalm 80:7
Pray this prayer for yourself, your family, your church, your neighbourhood, your country, our world.

[1] Revised Common Lectionary. (2009). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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