The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
and all the kings of the earth your glory.
For the Lord will build up Zion;
he will appear in his glory.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute,
and will not despise their prayer.
How long, O Lord, before we see you
fulfil your promise
before we see the destitute
raised up from their plight
How long, O Lord, before we see
those who struggle
finding a way out of trouble
How long, O Lord
before we awaken
to the dawning
that the answer to prayer
is in our hands
Lord help us not just to pray for those who suffer but to work for justice and to be the means of answered prayer.