This week, we’re covering Messianic Psalms – Psalms about how the Anointed One will come and make all things right. Since I don’t claim to be able to prophesy, but I do know that God wins in the end, when I write a psalm in this pattern, I like to call it a Happy Ending psalm. It’s a good pattern to use when praying about injustices out in society.
Here’s one I wrote this week:
From Psalm 72:4
May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.
May our governments do this —
defend the afflicted among the people,
save the children of the needy,
crush the oppressor.
Thank you that, in the end, your kingdom will bring
righteousness and justice for the oppressed.
Help me to learn what my part is
in relieving the oppressed
in defending the afflicted
in helping the needy.
If my part is to supply books
to help them know they’re not alone,
then help me do my part
and not be silenced.
Father, our world is so far from safe
for so many of your children.
May your kingdom come
on earth as it is in heaven.