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Psalm 72

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.

 8 May he rule from sea to sea 
   and from the River[b] to the ends of the earth. 
9 May the desert tribes bow before him 
   and his enemies lick the dust. 
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.

 15 Long may he live! 
   May gold from Sheba be given him. 
May people ever
pray for him 
   and bless him all day long. 
16 May grain abound throughout the land; 
   on the tops of the hills may it sway. 
May the crops flourish like Lebanon 
   and thrive[c]
 like the grass of the field. 
17 May his name endure forever; 
   may it continue as long as the sun.

   Then all nations will be blessed through him,[d] 
   and they will call him blessed.

 18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, 
   who alone does
marvelous deeds
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; 
   may the whole earth be
filled with his glory
            Amen and Amen.

 20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.


Gifts of God's nature:
  • just
  • righteous
  • defender
  • savior
  • eternal
  • ruler
  • deliverer
  • compassionate
  • provider
  • glorious
Gifts He offers us:
  • prosperity
  • the ability to flourish
  • deliverance
  • compassion
  • provision
  • blessing
  • marvelous deeds
  • his glory
Gifts He asks for:
  • prayer
  • praise

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  1. Val,
    Just checked my messages and would like to participate! Trying to see if this comment gets posted and how it works.
    Tanja

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