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Advent: Tweede Sondag in Advent


A Prayer for the King

1Teach the king to judge with your righteousness, O God;

share with him your own justice,

2so that he will rule over your people with justice

and govern the oppressed with righteousness.

3May the land enjoy prosperity;

may it experience righteousness.

4May the king judge the poor fairly;

may he help the needy

and defeat their oppressors.

5May your people worship you as long as the sun shines,

as long as the moon gives light, for ages to come.

6May the king be like rain on the fields,

like showers falling on the land.

7May righteousness flourish in his lifetime,

and may prosperity last as long as the moon gives light.

Psalms 72:1-7GNBOpen in Bible reader

18Praise the LORD, the God of Israel!

He alone does these wonderful things.

19Praise his glorious name for ever!

May his glory fill the whole world.

Amen! Amen!

Psalms 72:18-19GNBOpen in Bible reader
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