The author of this beautiful Psalm is king David, he composed it for his son king Solomon when he ascended to his throne as king of Israel. The author begins with a Prayer for an ideal King whose decisions are based not on his will nor the will of men but purely on the will of God, KJV Psalms 72:1 Give the king Thy judgments, O God, and Thy righteousness unto the king's son.
The righteous administration of the ideal king would result in mercy and lovingkindness being the experience of his subjects and his dealings with the nations of the earth would bring honour and glory to the reputation of God as the Beauty of Holiness is revealed to the world.
If Solomon had followed the Divinely inspired instructions of his father, his reign would be a blessing to himself and everyone in his vast sphere of influence, KJV Psalms 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. Then heaven would have rejoiced in the nations that would enlist as citizens of the Holy Kingdom.
Unfortunately Solomon failed to follow the Divine instructions but we can be certain that every condition that was made has been fulfilled by Jesus Christ our King and His Righteous reign will last for Eternity , .
So please join us on Prayers of Hope as we prepare for citizenship in the Heavenly Jerusalem , let us with king David declare the Royal Anthem., KJV Psalms 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.19 And blessed be His glorious Name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen.20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
Co-host; Phil Eggleston
Guest; Pauline Thompson
Prayers Of Hope
Hosted by: Sharon Scott
Aired: Saturday 30 October 2021 7am-9am