Second Sunday of Advent: December 8, 2013
Psalm 72:1-7 (NRSV)
- Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son.
- May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
- May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.
- May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.
- May he live while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
- May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.
- In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound, until the moon is no more.