Lord God, We worship you this day as the eternal God. You existed before the mountains were brought forth and before you formed the earth and the world. From everlasting to everlasting, you are God. A thousand years in your sight are like one day, like yesterday when it is past. Our lives are fleeting, and pass as if they were nothing more than a dream. We are swept away as if we were carried away by a flood. We are like grass that is renewed in the morning and flourishes but fades and withers when evening comes. You return us to the dust from which we came. We know that death comes because of your judgment on our sin. We are brought to an end by your anger. All the days of our brief lives of 70 or 80 years pass away under your wrath. Our iniquities are set before you and our secret sins cannot be hidden from the light of your presence. Our lives are often filled with toil and trouble and they are soon gone and our years end like a sigh. We freely confess our sin before you and pray that you will have compassion on us as your servants. In Jesus’ name, I pray for myself and for _________, that you will teach us to number our days and grant us a heart of wisdom so that we make every day count. Show us what you want us to do. We appeal to you to establish the work of our hands that we may leave behind things that will live on after us. Please satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love that we may be filled with joy and be glad all our days. Please make us glad for as many days as we have been afflicted and seen evil. We pray that you will show us your work and display your glorious power to us and the children who come after us and will live on after we are gone. May your favor, the favor of the Lord our God, rest upon us this day and every day. Amen.