1Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2Sing to him, sing praises to him,
and speak of all his marvelous works.
3Glory in his holy Name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4Search for the Lord and his strength;
continually seek his face.
5Remember the marvels he has done,
his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,
6O offspring of Abraham his servant,
O children of Jacob his chosen.
7He is the Lord our God;
his judgments prevail in all the world.
8He has always been mindful of his covenant,
the promise he made for a thousand generations:
9The covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath that he swore to Isaac,
10Which he established as a statute for Jacob,
an everlasting covenant for Israel,
11Saying, “To you will I give the land of Canaan
to be your allotted inheritance.”
12When they were few in number,
of little account, and sojourners in the land,
13Wandering from nation to nation
and from one kingdom to another,
14He let no one oppress them
and rebuked kings for their sake,
15Saying, “Do not touch my anointed
and do my prophets no harm.”
16Then he called for a famine in the land
and destroyed the supply of bread.
17He sent a man before them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
18They bruised his feet in fetters;
his neck they put in an iron collar.
19Until his prediction came to pass,
the word of the Lord tested him.
20The king sent and released him;
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
21He set him as a master over his household,
as a ruler over all his possessions,
22To instruct his princes according to his will
and to teach his elders wisdom.
A Prayer for Peace Among Nations
Almighty God our heavenly Father,
guide the nations of the world
into the way of justice and truth,
and establish among them that peace
which is the fruit of righteousness,
that they may become the kingdom
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.