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Psalm 72 - Give the king your justice, O God

Jump to end of psalm Prayer for Guidance and Support for the King Of Solomon.. 1) Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. 2) May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. 3) May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. 4) May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor. 5) May he live while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6) May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. 7) In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound, until the moon is no more. 8) May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 9) May his foes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust. 10) May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles render him tribute, ma

Psalm 11 - What can the righteous do?

Jump to end of psalm To the leader. Of David. 1) In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains; 2) for look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow to the string, to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart. 3) If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" 4) The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind. 5) The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. 6) On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulfur; a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 7) For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. Psalm 11 Not included in the Revised Common Lectionary. When you are under threat, there are three basic survival reactions: fight, fl