Friday, May 22 — Psalm 68:19–27
Numbers 12:1–13:16; Mark 13:14–27
Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he the child I delight in? As often as I speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore I am deeply moved for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:20
But while the son was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20
Holy One, thank you for embracing us as parents embrace their children. We are truly grateful for your unconditional love and mercy. In your name, we pray. Amen.