The G8 summit opened in Italy.
1Give the king your judgments, god, and your righteousness to the king's son,
2that he may judge your people with righteousness and your poor with justice.
3The mountains will bring peace to your people, and the hills your righteousness.
4He will judge the poor of the people; he will save the sons of the needy; and he will crush the oppressor.
5They will revere you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the land.
7In his days, the righteous will flourish, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endures.
8He will also have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the land.
9Those who live on the islands will bow before him; and his enemies will lick the dust.
10The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.
11Yes, all kings will worship him, all nations will serve him.
12For he will deliver the needy from the mighty, also the poor, who has no helper.
13He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy.
14He will redeem their souls from deceit and violence; precious will their blood be in his sight.
15And he will live, and to him will be given of the gold of Sheba; prayer will also be made to him continually, and daily, he will be praised.
16He will multiply like wheat on the land; his seed will spring up on the mountain tops, as on Lebanon; and they of the city will flourish like grass of the land.
17His name will endure forever; his name will be continued as long as the sun; and men will be blessed in him; all nations will call him blessed.
18Blessed be Yahvah God, the god of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
19And blessed be his glorious name forever; and let the whole land be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
The opening session of the G8 Summit of 2009 opened about 1 hour after the theoretical time for this Psalm.
There was an attendant G5 summit of developing countries held at the same time.
The published agenda for the meeting included:
The economic crisis and a boost to growth
Relaunching international trade
Development in the poor countries
In Africa: food security and safety, access to water, health, and the resolution of regional crises.
The venue was changed late in the planning cycle to take place at a Non Commissioned Officers School located near L'Aquila, Italy, the location of a large earthquake on April 6, 2009. The planned venue, on the island of Sardina, was changed in order to bring focus on the area damaged in the quake.
Various reports indicate that the media had trouble finding lodging. The same report indicated that the 60,000 people left homeless were still experiencing after shocks.
The Psalm indicates the change in venue, with references to the islands in verses 9 - 11 and the mountains in verse 4.
Many of the 60,000 people of L'Aquila, are living in tents on the grass, in serious need of repaired homes. This is hinted at in verse 16.
The focus of the Psalm is generally on the needy and the poor. The agenda of the summit itself includes welfare, development in poor countries as well as issues in Africa area all in the same tone as the Psalm.
The Psalm calls out the island by name, Sheba and Seba, and these may be the ancient names of Sardina, or prophetic matches to the same.
Obama visited with the Pope after the close of the summit, and the "continuous prayer" of verse 10 is almost always associated with the Pope and the Vatican in fulfillment headlines.