The Psalms’ Inherent Prayer

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Psalm 110
The word of God to my Lord:
“Sit alongside me here on my throne
until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.”
You were forged a strong scepter by God of Zion;
now rule, though surrounded by enemies!
Your people will freely join you, resplendent in holy armor
on the great day of your conquest,
Join you at the fresh break of day,
join you with all the vigor of youth.

God gave word and won’t take it back:
you’re the permanent priest, the Melchizedek priest.
The Lord stands true at your side,
crushing kings in his terrible wrath,
Bringing judgment on the nations,
handing out convictions wholesale,
crushing opposition across the wide earth.
The King-Maker put his King on the throne;
the True King rules with head held high!

Praying the Psalms
God among our leaders,
among monarchs and elected officials,
among chief executives and chancellors,
among commanders and top dogs,
forge justice, forge protection,
forge a way toward thriving.

April 26, 2022

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