LORD You have been our dwelling-place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or before you ever had formed the earth and the world.
Even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
You turn man from destruction and say. Return, you children of men.
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past.
And as a watch in the night you carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep:
In the morning they are like grass which grows up.
In the morning it flourishes’, and grows up; in the evening it is cut down, and withered.
So teach us to number our days, that we may have a heart of wisdom.
And let us repent from our sins, hear the prayers of your servants.
Return, O Jehovah we long for you.
Oh satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Let your work appear unto your servants,
And your glory upon their children.
And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us.
O Lord establish the work of our hands. Yes establish the work of our hands.
INTO Your hands, O Lord, we commend our spirits, souls, and bodies, for You have created and redeemed them, O Lord God Almighty. Guide us and all whom we love this day with your eye, and kindle Your light in our hearts, that Your godly knowledge would ever be increasing in us more and more, that we may always be found to walk and live after Your will and pleasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — From an Ancient Collect
Book: The Enrichment of Prayer
Compiled by: David R. Porter
Publisher: New York: Association Press 1918
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2013