1 'O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
2 Take with you words, and turn to the Lord : say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.'
Father we lift up your Holy Holy Holy name, in the mighty name of Jesus. We exalt you above all. We praise you because you are worthy to be praised and we magnify your awesome Name. You are our creator, our redeemer, and our Holy Father Who art in Heaven. Hallowed be your name. There is nothing, nobody, not a single thing in any Universe or in Heaven that is above your majestic, infinite name.
Lord God Our Father. Thank you for correcting us when we are backsliders. Thank you that you always love us even when we are running away from you. Thank you that your love is unbreakable.Lord we thank you that when we run, we cannot outrun your love for us. We thank you that your Grace which we do not deserve endures forever.
Lord we thank you that when you call upon your Holy name, that you hear us. And that if we ask for things according to your will, that our petitions have been made known to you.
Today is the day that you made Lord God our Father. We will rejoice in it and seek your Holy Name in all that we do today. Help us to be more loving to each other. To be slow to anger and to be patient with one another. Help us to not cause a brother to stumble and that we may be an example to others as to what the light of the world looks like.
Lord, we rely on you in all that we do and can only strive to live our lives out for your Glory.
In Jesus Mighty Name Amen