Together, we serve
to know Christ
and to make Christ known
for the glory of God

11 January 2020

Psalm 122

I rejoiced with those who said to me,
    ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’
Our feet are standing
    in your gates, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built like a city
    that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up –
    the tribes of the Lord –
to praise the name of the Lord
    according to the statute given to Israel.
There stand the thrones for judgment,
    the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    ‘May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
    and security within your citadels.’
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.

Prayer: O God, who by the leading of a star showed Your beloved Son to the gentiles, mercifully grant that we, who know You by faith, may after this life rejoice in the supreme splendour of Your glorious being; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.