While this psalm was written many centuries before Jesus’ birth, we can see how his kingship fulfilled this prayer. Jesus defended the poor and the needy. He challenged systems that oppressed and called out leaders who ignored those in need. As he healed and embraced and met people where they were, he affirmed their worth, claiming them as his beloved.
Where do we see that type of leadership in our world today? Who are the people who are embodying these values? Who are the people in this world who ‘have no helper’? What is one small step you can take to remind someone how precious they are in God’s sight?
Today in prayer, commit yourself to taking this step.