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A Prayer For Our Next President

23 Apr

I do not know who our next President will be, and, more than likely, more than 40% of the nation will disagree with the choice. But may we all agree together with David’s prayer for King Solomon found in Psalm 72. May this prayer be true of our next President. (My alterations to the prayer are in italics).

Endow the President with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness.

  He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.

In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.

He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.

Let grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit flourish like Lebanon; let it thrive like the grass of the field.

    All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

    Praise be to the LORD God, the God of America, who alone does marvelous deeds.

   Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

This concludes the prayers of David, son of Jesse (and ours as well).

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