The days of our years are seventy years. And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their strength is labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalm 90:10
How true this is of our lives! We live 70 or 80 years but our days are filled with sorrow and we soon are carried away in death to stand before our Maker.
O eternal Father, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins for the sake of the atoning sacrifice of the Son that we might dwell in Your presence forever and not be cast into the eternal fires of hell. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the Revised Common Version of the Bible.]