Pray for Jerusalem

Psalm 122 (New Living Translation)

Psalm 122

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.
 1 I was glad when they said to me,
      “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
 2 And now here we are,
      standing inside your gates, O Jerusalem.
 3 Jerusalem is a well-built city;
      its seamless walls cannot be breached.
 4 All the tribes of Israel—the Lord’s people—
      make their pilgrimage here.
   They come to give thanks to the name of the Lord,
      as the law requires of Israel.
 5 Here stand the thrones where judgment is given,
      the thrones of the dynasty of David.
 6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem.
      May all who love this city prosper.
 7 O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls
      and prosperity in your palaces.
 8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say,
      “May you have peace.”
 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
      I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.


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