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(By Solomon.)

A Prayer for God To Guide and Help the King

72 Please help the king
to be honest and fair
    just like you, our God.
Let him be honest and fair
with all your people,
    especially the poor.

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Let the king be fair
    with everyone,
and let there be peace
    until the moon
    falls from the sky.

Let his kingdom reach
    from sea to sea,
    from the Euphrates River
    across all the earth.

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12 Do this because the king
rescues the homeless
    when they cry out,
    and he helps everyone
    who is poor and in need.
13 The king has pity
on the weak and the helpless
    and protects those in need.

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17 May the glory of the king
shine brightly forever
    like the sun in the sky.
Let him make nations prosper
    and learn to praise him.

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