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Read Psalm 72:1-7 and 10-14


Read Psalm 72:1-7 and 10-14

Psalm 72
Of Solomon.
1 Endow the king with your justice, O God,
   the royal son with your righteousness.
2 May he judge your people in righteousness,
   your afflicted ones with justice.

3 May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
   the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 May he defend the afflicted among the people
   and save the children of the needy;
   may he crush the oppressor.
5 May he endure[a] as long as the sun,
   as long as the moon, through all generations.
6 May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
   like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days may the righteous flourish
   and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

10 May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores
   bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba and Seba
   present him gifts.
11 May all kings bow down to him
   and all nations serve him.

12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
   the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
   and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
   for precious is their blood in his sight.

Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared
New International Version (NIV)
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This prayer was a prayer for kings; few kings and politicians work hand in hand with God to be an answer to this prayer.


Use Psalm 72 as a guide to pray for our nation and her leaders.

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