Father, your word is ever and always a powerhouse of wisdom. Thank you for the book of Hosea. Thank you that you are the Lord, and that you are God Almighty. Thank you that your name is known. Thank you that you can be known. Thank you that you desire us to know you. Thank you that you are a righteous and just God who loves us in spite of ourselves. Thank you that you allow us to return to you in order to maintain love and justice. Thank you that you help us to sow righteousness and break up the un-plowed ground of our lives. Thank you that when we turn to you, you shower your righteousness on us. Thank you that you have promised that you will ransom us from the power of the grave and redeem us from death in order that we can cry, “Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?” Praise you that you are continually working to draw us to you to love you and be with you from our birth through eternity. O, God, you are our fortress. I praise you in the precious name of Jesus, and according to your perfect will. Amen.
(Taken from Hosea 12: 5,6,12,14.)