Psalm 72

A prayer for God’s blessing on the king and his kingdom.

1–7 Prayer for a righteous reign
8–14 His rule over the peoples
15–17 God’s blessing on the nation because of a righteous king
18–20 Concluding praise

  • Righteousness (v. 2) is acting and being in accord with God’s holiness. Why is that essential and important?
  • Verses 12–14 detail what a ruler with God given power should do towards those in great need. And yet, how often did the opposite happen? Why? Application to your life?