We give thanks to you, O God, because you are near. We recount your magnificent deeds. You will judge with perfect equity. You hold the pillars of the earth steady when it totters. You are the absolute judge, lifting the righteous and cutting off the wicked. We declare your praises forever in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Not from the east nor from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.” (Psalm 75:6-7 ESV)