Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things. Praise his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen! (This ends the prayers of David son of Jesse.) Psalm 72:18-20 NLT
What kind of prayers do you say for your children or those who are like children to you?
The entire Psalm 72 is David's prayer for his son, Solomon. He knows that Solomon will reign after him and he is praying that he will be a just ruler. Perhaps part of that is David's own desire that he would have been more like that. Instead, David was a warrior king. That is why God did not allow him to build a temple to God. There was too much blood on his hands. But Solomon would be a different king.
So, David prayer a different prayer over Solomon.
What things in your own life are you glad your children or the next generation will not have to face? What kind of legacy from you would you like them to have? Are there things you have not been capable of that you want them to attain?
At the end of his prayer, David praises God because of what wonderful things God has done. Will God not do the same for those who come after you?
Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things. Praise his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen!
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