Praying the Pilgrim Songs: Psalm 122:1-5

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 Psalm 122:1-5
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, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord —
An ordinance for Israel —
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
 
 
Lord, they traveled to Jerusalem three times a year
To give thanks to you.
They were thankful that you allowed them to leave Egypt;
They were thankful for the harvest and for all you had given them.
And they were thankful for your justice in the land,
A justice administered by a good and just king.
 
Lord, I come to your house to thank you for what you have given me:
A way out of Egypt, yes, a away our of bondage;
And yes I am thankful too for the way you provide for me,
And for the hope and joy you give me along the way.
I thank you Lord for safety and justice you give me in this country.
Lord, let me not take it for granted, lest soon it is taken away.
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