poor lives matter

Psalms (book 2) - 1

poor lives matter

Psalm 72:12-14 (JDV)

Psalm 72:12 You see, he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.
Psalm 72:13 He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor.
Psalm 72:14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence, because their lives are precious in his sight.

poor lives matter

This psalm is a prayer for the king. It serves as an example for us as we seek to pray for our leaders. The psalmist prayed that his king would have pity on the poor and rescue them from oppression and violence. He wanted a leader who cared about the lives of all his people, particularly those forgotten and potentially abused by others.

As we pray for our leaders, and vote for our future leaders, we need to seek those who will take care of the marginalized among us.

Lord, give us leaders who care for the poor.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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