Friday, January 8, 2016

psalm verses for an election year

This morning's psalm at the Eucharist seemed particularly appropriate. We're in election season in the US and in Haiti, as well as in other countries around the world. It seems to me that our leadership, current and potential, needs all the prayers it can get. There is certainly no lack of scripture from which to choose, but since this is in today's lectionary, I share it with you. May God guide our choices and bless our leaders with a spirit of peace, wisdom, justice, and compassion.

Psalm 72    

1 Give the King your justice, O God, *
    and your righteousness to the King's son;

2 That he may rule your people righteously *
    and the poor with justice.

3 That the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, *
    and the little hills bring righteousness.

4 He shall defend the needy among the people; *
    he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.

Amen. May it be so.

one of the magi figurines, St. John's, Hingham, MA

And may all kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, members of congress, town council reps, judges - any and all in authority - remember who, in the end, is the real Lord and King.

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