Psalm 90 – Read Responsively (This is our Psalm of the day for 11/9/2008)
This morning’s responsive Psalm is “A prayer of Moses”. Note the responsive divisions where Pastor is always talking to God on our behalf and we are always responding as a corporate assembly of believers.
Pastor: Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
All: Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Pastor: You turn men back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, O sons of men.”
All: For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
Pastor: You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning- though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
All: We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
Pastor: You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
All: All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan. The length of our days is seventy years— or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Pastor: Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
All: Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Pastor: Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
Men: Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Women: Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
Pastor’s Blessing: May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
Men: establish the work of our hands for us—
Women: yes, establish the work of our hands.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society