Just and Righteous Leaders (Psalm 72:1)
Chapter Seventy two is a powerful prayer. Four, the King of Israel, and the Old Testament, and there's there's definitely specific things in this psalm that relate to God's people in the Old Testament and the ruler over God's people in the Old Testament. But the picture of adjust and good king. Is something we certainly are compelled to pray for in the leaders of our government of any government. So what I WANNA do instead of just reading this Psalm, the first seven verses of Psalm Chapter Seventy two, and then don about it and praying according to it i WanNa pray through it and so I just want to read and as I read through it, lead us to pray right now for just good righteous leaders that. God would provide those kinds of leaders as were in the middle of a presidential election as we're thinking about how to steward our vote is followers of Jesus in the United, states in an election. But regardless of where we live to pray for good wise just leaders for God's grace and current leaders, they might be good wise unjust and for God's grace in future leader. So let's let's let's pray. SOM- chapter seventy, two verse one. Give the king your justice. God. And your righteousness to the Royal Sun. God even from the very beginning we praise you Jesus you're the ultimate Royal Sun. That you are the ultimate king and you are completely just completely righteous. So we pray God for these attributes, these characteristics and those who lead. And our government in the United States specifically and current leaders and future leaders. As other brothers and sisters from around the world join in the countries where they live God we pray that you would give our leaders, justice and righteousness. May they verse to judge? People with righteousness and the poor with justice? God We pray for that. We pray that you would raise up give us grant us by your grace leaders who judged with righteousness. And who? Care for the poor with justice in ways that bring prosperity. Good righteousness for the people they lead. Verse Four May. He defend the cause of the poor of the people give deliverance to the children of the needy and crush the oppressor God reprieve for leaders who defend the cause of the poor. We pray for leaders who give deliverance to the children of the needy and crush the oppressor. who lead governments in your good design? To care for the poor, the needy children of the needy. And to. Care for those who are oppressed to lift them up. May they fear you while the sun endures and as long as the moon throughout all generations God reprieve for leaders? Who? Point people to the fear of you. Off before you reverence for you as the ultimate leader in King. Overall. Verse Six may be like The rain that falls on the mown grass like ours that water the Earth God, reprieve for leaders like that replay for leaders that are blessing to people in these ways verse seven in his days may the righteous flourish and peace abound God we pray for that re pray is exactly what you tell us in your word first Timothy Chapter to pray for kings leaders who are in high positions. That the righteous may flourish that those who do good and right may flourish and peace may abound God we pray. For Peace to abound more and more in God. Even as we asked for these things, we know we know live a fallen world we know that. Peace will abound as we desire until the day you return until you're justice fully and finally as manifest on the earth. So we pray our father in heaven hallowed be your name your kingdom come your kingdom come your will be done as we walk this election season are longing for your kingdom to come is growing it increases every single day God we praise you as our King Jesus we praise you as The just and righteous king overall and we ask we plead right now for by your grace, God, save us save us from ourselves grant. We pray by your grace leaders who were good and wise and righteous, and just who defend the cause of the poor give deliverance the children in needy crush, the oppressor, and lead to good for those they lead and promote good among those they lead good according to your goodness. We pray this coordinate ord some seventy two in Jesus name. Amen.