Psalm for Prayer beginning Monday, December 28

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14. Of Solomon.


[1] Give the king your justice, O God,
  and your righteousness to the royal son!
[2] May he judge your people with righteousness,
  and your poor with justice!
[3] Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
  and the hills, in righteousness!
[4] May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
  give deliverance to the children of the needy,
  and crush the oppressor!
 [5] May they fear you while the sun endures,
  and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
[6] May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass,
  like showers that water the earth!
[7] In his days may the righteous flourish,
  and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
 

[10] May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands
  render him tribute;
may the kings of Sheba and Seba
  bring gifts!
[11] May all kings fall down before him,
  all nations serve him!

[12] For he delivers the needy when he calls,
  the poor and him who has no helper.
[13] He has pity on the weak and the needy,
  and saves the lives of the needy.
[14] From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
  and precious is their blood in his sight.

(Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 ESV)