Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king’s son. (Psalm 72:1)
Holy Spirit, write your judgments on the hearts of our rulers so that they may know your righteousness.
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. (Psalm 72:2)
Father, let those who rule over us do so with righteousness and bring you poor forward with justice.
The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalm 72:3)
Father, let the richness of this land be a blessing to all. Let the hillsides be clothed with flocks and the valleys with grain.
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)
Jesus, bring your justice to the poor and break the cycle of poverty in this land. Stop the oppression of your people by the wealthy — break in pieces the oppressor. Thank you.
They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. (Psalm 72:5)
Jesus, bring this generation to a righteous fear of your judgment and righteousness.
He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth. (Psalm 72:6)
Jesus, refresh us with your Holy Spirit. Revive us and renew our civic institutions and your church. Thank you.
In his days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. (Psalm 72:7)
Father, let your righteousness flourish among your people and bring us to your peace.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea [A Mari Usque Ad Mare, the Canadian motto], and from the River to the ends of the earth. (Psalm 72:8 )
Lord Jesus, have dominion from sea to sea over the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
A word received: Keep your eyes on me.
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Gen. 22:1-18: Heb. 11:23-31: John 6:52-59
Thursday: , 71 * 74; Gen. 23:1-20: Heb. 11:32-12:2: John 6:60-71
Notes from the Front Line
***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Feb. 3, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Nicest weather day for the table in a long while with 24 degree temp at start and bright sunshine, no wind. Did not anoint anyone with Holy Oil today but gave out some wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina plus the free non-perishable food and winter clothing we offer. Lionel Gibbs and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)
t–received wooden cross.
f,c — NANCY — This woman is a regular who always fills up a big sack with food and some clothes. (We set no limit on what our visitors take.) She used to be very distrusting of us but now comes every week and has started to ask questions about what we believe. “I’m a Roman Catholic,” she said today. “And I know you are Protestant. But you still believe in Jesus, don’t you?” Yes, we sure do! We prayed for her and her sister to be safe and well.
f,c — SHELAYNE — She helped herself (after prayer for her safety and protection) to food and clothing and while doing so she revealed that about a month ago she came hesitantly to the table wanting prayer for a health issue, and that since that day we prayed the health issue has cleared up. “God is so good!” she said. We agree!
f,c — ROBERT — This young man, a first-time visitor to the table, seemed surprised we wanted to pray for him and offer free items. He let us pray for his well-being and for God to watch over him.
YOUNG MAN (No name) — Politely declined prayer but smiled and nodded at us.
f,c — “JOTTY” (nickname) — This older woman came to the table during the autumn months and showed us she was wearing the wooden cross we had given her that day. She didn’t want prayer for herself but asked us to pray ” … for all those unfortunate people who don’t have as much as I have.”
c,f,t — MALAYNA — A young woman, she asked for prayer for the good health and safety of her family.