Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king’s Son. (Psalm 72:1)
Lord, guide your servant Barack: help him give righteous judgment in the affairs of this nation.
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. (Psalm 72:2)
Holy Spirit, guide Barack and his advisors so that he judges righteously and has a heart for the poor.
The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalm 72:3)
Jesus, please help us return to you so that you may heal our land.
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:4)
Father, we cry out to you for those who are losing or have lost their jobs and health care; we cry out to you for the children of the needy; and we ask for you to deal with those who have enriched themselves while laying off workers.
They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. (Psalm 72:5)
Father, restore to this nation a holy fear of you and your righteous judgments.
He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth. (Psalm 72:6)
Holy Spirit, come down on us, restore us, and make us a fruitful nation again.
In his days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. (Psalm 72:7)
Jesus, establish your kingdom and peace in our hearts.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. (Psalm 72:8 )
Jesus, we ask you to have dominion over the whole of this land. Thank you.
A word received: Pray for my people. Pray that I will raise up true shepherds of the flock.
Wednesday: 72; Jeremiah 3:6-18; Romans 1:28-2:11; John 5:1-18
Thursday: , 71; Jeremiah 4:9-10,19-28; Romans 2:12-24; John 5:19-29