The Moving Finger Writes

The Moving Finger Writes

Daniel 5

Call to Worship: Psalm 100:1-5 (NIV)

     Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
     Worship the Lord with gladness;
              come before him with joyful songs.
     Know that the Lord is God.
              It is he who made us, and we are his;
              we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

     Enter his gates with thanksgiving
              and his courts with praise;
              give thanks to him and praise his name.
     For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
              his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Scripture Reading:Psalm 90:1-6, 12-17 (NIV)

     Lord, you have been our dwelling place
              throughout all generations.
     Before the mountains were born
              or you brought forth the whole world,
              from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

     You turn people back to dust,
              saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
     A thousand years in your sight
              are like a day that has just gone by,
              or like a watch in the night.
     Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
              they are like the new grass of the morning:
     In the morning it springs up new,
              but by evening it is dry and withered.

12      Teach us to number our days,
              that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13      Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
              Have compassion on your servants.
14      Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
              that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15     Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
             for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16      May your deeds be shown to your servants,
              your splendor to their children.

17      May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
             establish the work of our hands for us—
             yes, establish the work of our hands.