October 28, 2023

Psalm 122:1-9

1   I was glad when they said to me,
          “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2   Our feet are standing
          within your gates, O Jerusalem.

3   Jerusalem — built as a city
          that is bound firmly together.
4   To it the tribes go up,
          the tribes of the LORD,
    as was decreed for Israel,
          to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5   For there the thrones for judgment were set up,
          the thrones of the house of David.

6   Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
          “May they prosper who love you.
7   Peace be within your walls,
          and security within your towers.”
8   For the sake of my relatives and friends
          I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9   For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
          I will seek your good.


Creator God, creating still, I give thanks for your invitation to enter into the house of the Lord. I am even more grateful that the boundaries of the house of the Lord have so expanded that wherever I am in communion with you, I am there. God, I pray for peace today for the worldwide house of the Lord. I pray for Jerusalem and I pray for Palestine. May peace be within and around all the walls that have ever been built and may we continually work for a world where all people know safety and security, for the sake of the house of the Lord our God. Amen. 


Written by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman (she/her), Campus Minister

Ekklesia at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

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