Psalm 72 - The greatest prayer ever answered
The Greatest Prayer Ever Answered
1. A Just and Righteous King
2. A King Who Saves
May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.
3. A Conqueror King
4. A Prosperous Kingdom
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
In his days may the righteous flourish
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.
May grain abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
and thrive like the grass of the field.
5. A King of Kings
6. A Forever King
May he endure as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.
May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.
7. A King who comes at just the right time.
8. A Blessed King in a Blessed World.
Then all nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed.
Our Need for a Prayer
Our Prayer Answered
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Our Prayer Answered Now and Not Yet
Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,
21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
12 He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.