As you read Psalm 12, keep the media in mind and prayer. Perhaps our complaints about them and our prayers for them might help them to see the tremendous power they have for good, for healing, and for unity in this country and around the world.
Have godly people gone?
Have the faithful disappeared
from the human race?
Who’s lying now? Slick speech
make it hard to tell.
LORD, please put a stop to slick talk!
Shut boastful mouths who have said,
“We can say what we like!
Who will stop us?”
LORD, You know how
poor people have been oppressed,
and needy people
from every race and culture
Help us to stand up for them!
And, please, LORD, provide the help
they’re gasping to get!
Only Your promises
have no self-serving motives.
Your Word is like silver
purified seven times.
You, O LORD, will protect us from all ills.
You will guard us from all jadedness,
even while wickedness struts about,
and people keep lifting up the evils
in the land.
Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, prayer-a-phrased Psalm 12, using many of the translations found on Bible Gateway.