Psalm 126 – A Prayer for Our Year

Fr. Steve Williamson
Sr. Executive Pastor, Dean Elect

Dear people of Resurrection,

2020 has been a year of challenge, testing, and hardship. Yet, in every difficulty we face, the Lord is always calling us deeper into relationship with Him. This year has brought renewed opportunities for evangelism and prayer, and I am excited to see what fruit is borne out of this season.

I am calling Resurrection to pray through Psalm 126 during the 126 days remaining in this calendar year. This Psalm is a beautiful prayer of encouragement and hope, which will deepen our trust in the Lord and carry us through the struggles we each are facing.

How should you pray with Psalm 126? I encourage you to do three things:

  1. Pray the words of Psalm 126. Memorize this Psalm. Pray that, though we find ourselves in a season of sowing and sorrow right now, we can look forward to a season of reaping of rejoicing to come.
  2. Pray and fast on Wednesdays. I and several other Resurrection leaders will be praying and fasting intentionally on Wednesdays. Join us, in whatever way you are able.
  3. Pray with a prayer partner. Praying together, whether in person or by phone, is a wonderful way to encourage each other. Carry each other’s burdens and lift each other up with the words of Scripture.

May the remaining 126 days of the year 2020 be filled with hope and intimacy with the Lord. He has led us this far, and has a rich harvest in store for us!


Fr. Steve Williamson
Sr. Executive Pastor, Dean Elect

Psalm 126 (ESV)

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
     we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
     and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
     “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us;
     we are glad.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
     like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears
     shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping,
     bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
     bringing his sheaves with him.

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