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Read Psalm 90:1-6 & 13-17


Read Psalm 90:1-6 & 13-17

O Lord, you have always been our home.
2     Before you created the hills
or brought the world into being,
you were eternally God,
and will be God for ever.
3     You tell us to return to what we were;
you change us back to dust.
4     A thousand years to you are like one day;
they are like yesterday, already gone,
like a short hour in the night.
5     You carry us away like a flood;
we last no longer than a dream.
We are like weeds that sprout in the morning,
6           that grow and burst into bloom,
then dry up and die in the evening.
13   How much longer will your anger last?
Have pity, O Lord, on your servants!
14   Fill us each morning with your constant love,
so that we may sing and be glad all our life.
15   Give us now as much happiness as the sadness you gave us
during all our years of misery.
16   Let us, your servants, see your mighty deeds;
let our descendants see your glorious might.
17   Lord our God, may your blessings be with us.
Give us success in all we do!

Think

The Psalmist compares God's eternal existence with our brief life of 70-80 years on Earth: "We last no longer than a dream." (Vs 5).
He speaks about the difficulty of life and then he writes verse 14 - asking God to fill us with his love so that we would cope - even through the difficult days.

Pray

Verse 14:
"Fill us each morning with your constant love, so that we may sing and be glad all our life."
(The Psalmist prays in the plural - not just for himself, but for the whole community.)


4 90.4: 2 P 3:8

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