A Prayer for Jerusalem
A Davidic song of ascents.
1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet are standing
within your gates, Jerusalem—
3 Jerusalem, built as a city should be,
solidly joined together,
4 where the tribes, Yahweh’s tribes, go up
to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
(This is an ordinance for Israel.)
5 There, thrones for judgment are placed,
thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you prosper;
7 may there be peace within your walls,
prosperity within your fortresses.”
8 Because of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be with you.”
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.