Psalm 72 (By Solomon.)
A Prayer for God To Guide and Help the King
1Please help the king
to be honest and fair
just like you, our God.
2Let him be honest and fair
with all your people,
especially the poor.
3Let peace and justice rule
every mountain and hill.
4Let the king defend the poor,
rescue the homeless,
everyone who hurts them.
You do have to love this psalm, written around 1000bc so nearly 3,000 years ago about the rulers of the kingdom.
“help the king to be honest and fair” the cry of all people through the ages and still today in most countries.
“Let him be honest and fair with all your people, especially the poor.” the cry of the people again, heard time after time and particularly important with cuts being made in government budgets.
“Let the king defend the poor, rescue the homeless, and crush everyone who hurts them.” Is that what we see in society around the world? or the total reverse in those at the top defending there interests and rescuing the rich crushing the poor.
Lord God we pray for the leaders of this country and the world, may they hold the poor and homeless as high as the rich and powerful. May they protect your children.