12 Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion,
(41. Thank you, Lord, that you are awesome! 42. Thank you that you hear and love our praise to you.)
13 for he strengthens the bars of your gates
and blesses your people within you.
(43. Thank you for strengthening me! 44. Thank you for being my strength! 45. Thank you for blessing me and my family with all these wonderful blessings.)
14 He grants peace to your borders
and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
(46. Thank you for the peace we experience every day. 47. Thank you that we live in a country where we can wake up each day and assume we will not be attacked, invaded, or abused by our government. 48. Thank you that we have enough to eat, the finest foods are available to us. 49. Thank you that although I can’t have wheat, there are many other options for us now.)
15 He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
(50. Thank you that we have your Word and that you speak to us through it!)