Daily Bible Reading “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:1-9)

Psalm 122 6Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 122:1-9. Psalm 122 is A Song of degrees written by David, which the Israelis sang when they were going to Jerusalem. They went to Jerusalem to worship the LORD, give their sacrifices and give thanks to the LORD. This Psalm begins with one of my favorite verses, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.”

They looked forward to the times when they went to Jerusalem, the holy city where the temple was built. In the city were the thrones of judgment and the thrones of David.

The Psalmist exhorts us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and says, “They shall prosper that love thee.” He declares that peace and prosperity will be in the walls and palaces of Jerusalem, for his brothren and companion’s sake. It’s because of the house of the LORD that he seeks their good.

When we see things happening in Israel today and the problems that they have with the outside world, we have to remember God’s promise to Israel and that in the end God wins the war. He will be victorious. We need to spend our time praying and try not worry. Even though to us it may look bad from time to time, we have to remember that God is in control. The victory belongs to Him.


Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 122:1-9

1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.


Things to think about:

  • Do you look forward to going to the house of the LORD?
  • Do you pray for the peace of Jerusalem?
  • In what ways do you enjoy fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 122 where David talks of going to the house of the LORD in Jerusalem. Help us to look forward to worshiping You when we go to church and also in our daily lives. Help us to remember to pray for peace in Jerusalem. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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