Sunday 3rd January 2021
Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest
The Psalms are the ancient prayers of the Jewish people, here paraphrased into contemporary language.
This Sunday's Psalm
Give judgement to the king, O God,
and your justice to his son,
so he can give righteousness to your people,
and judge justly for the poor.
Righteousness will flourish in his days,
and an abundance of peace till the moon exists no more.
He will reign from sea to sea,
across the widest expanse of the lands.
The kings of Tarshish and the coastlands
will pay homage to him.
The kings of Sheba and Seba
will offer him gifts.
Yes, before him all kings will bow down in homage,
all nations will serve him.
For he will save the needy when they cry out,
the poor also and those who have no help.
He will be a refuge for the poor and needy.
He will give life to those in need.