Psalm 72 – Psalm of Solomon

The header of this chapter immediately caught my attention as I began to read because it says it’s a “Psalm of Solomon.” As you read through the chapter, you’ll notice that his song of praise and prayer should be ours as well…

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!

I believe the chapter speaks for itself, once again, which is probably the reason why so many people have to come appreciate the Psalms to a great degree. But this Psalm, to me, illustrates what prayer should be like. Someone once wrote that prayer is the act of opening ones own heart to God as to a friend and that is exactly what the author of this Psalm does here. Solomon expresses his need for wisdom and love for righteousness, among many other requests, but he ultimately recognizes that the sole author of our worship and praise is God himself. What about you? Have you had conversation with God recently? If not, he’s waiting for you at the door of your heart to let him in so that you might eat dinner together and have fellowship.

Josue Hernandez


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