From Everlasting to Everlasting
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1. Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
Lord, remembering how your hand has been upon us all these years
should make me raise today full of faith,
knowing that YOU, You the mighty One has been our dwelling place all these years.
Where else can I be secure?
Where else but in your dwelling place.
Where else but in your dwelling place.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You never fail God, You never change.
You, my dwelling place never move.
You are the same for ever and ever;
I praise You for your immutability today!
3 You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”
You said, “Return…”
You called me by name and I could resist
Your irresistible Grace.
4 For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
5You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
Lord, you are not bound to time,
the brevity of my life is always in contrast with Your Eternal Being.
Teach me, O teach me, please,
to live beyond this timeline that frames my days,
help me remember that the squares in the calendar
should not rule my life;
help me live with my heart fixed on eternity…
7 For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10 The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
Father, I bow my head now to repent for all my sins;
Forgive me for I live at times without considering Your Word;
I toil and trouble and do not take pauses to pray to You.
Forgive all those secrets sins that cannot remain hidden.
Thank you because Your Word points to my sin,
and your Holy Spirit leads me to repentance.
Thank you, Father.
12 So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
Yes, O yes, Lord .
Teach me to number my days;
not to live a busy life,
not to be able to say,
“I have lived well today”
but to get a heart of wisdom;
a heart who fears You;
a heart full of your Word.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Today I come to drink at your feet,
to eat from your hand;
satisfy my souls’ deepest needs…
Let Your love be all I long for;
be your love the joy of my life.
16 Let your work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
Father, now I pray, let your work, your glorious,
transforming power that is
working in me, be known in my family;
change me more into your image that they may be able to see
day by day,
morning after morning.
Let your favor be upon us,
establish the work of your hands upon us, your saints;
yes, establish the work of your hands!
In Jesus’ name, I pray today,
>Thanks for sharing this. You wrote a wonderful prayer to go with this wonderful set of verses. Thanks for sharing this. Have a Blessed Week,Sherry
>Becky, I love your heart, I love your love for Him, I love this prayer. God bless you.
>This is beautiful!! Thank you for the reminder to look to Him throughout my day and not just go through the motions!
>The picture is beautiful and so is the post thanks for sharing
>"So teach us to number our daysthat we may get a heart of wisdom."I join with you in that prayer sister. How much better it is to learn this when one is young.Thank you for another beautiful post.Love and Blessings
>Have you done Beth Moore's Psalms of Ascent? This picture makes me think of that and the precious words the Lord spoke to me.
>What a beautiful picture. I love the coloring, but the verse is amazing! Fantastic pick!! A great remind that breakfast is not the only important meal of the day. Starting it with God is way more satisfying! God Bless
>I love the photo and verse, but praying through the Psalm was such a blessing. I love to pray the Word…thanks so much for this post.Elizabethhttp://www.justfollowingjesus.com
>Such a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Love your sister in Christ, Amber
>how beautiful … the picture and your prayer
>What a great prayer to accompany a lovely photo!