A Prayer for the Nation
For the director of music. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Lord, you have been kind to your land;
you brought back the people of Jacob.
2You forgave the guilt of the people
and covered all their sins.Selah
3You stopped all your anger;
you turned back from your strong anger.
4God our Savior, bring us back again.
Stop being angry with us.
5Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you stay angry from now on?
6Won’t you give us life again?
Your people would rejoice in you.
7Lord, show us your love,
and save us.
8I will listen to God the Lord.
He has ordered peace for those who worship him.
Don’t let them go back to foolishness.
9God will soon save those who respect him,
and his glory will be seen in our land.
10Love and truth belong to God’s people;
goodness and peace will be theirs.
11On earth people will be loyal to God,
and God’s goodness will shine down from heaven.
12The Lord will give his goodness,
and the land will give its crops.
13Goodness will go before God
and prepare the way for him.