You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense. You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses. “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and remembers your sins no more. (Isa 43:23-25 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, I am grateful that our relationship does not depend on rules, regulations, or anything I could do for You or give to You. It is because You love me and want a relationship with me. I do not understand why, but I am deeply honored. I give You my acknowledgment, gratitude, and praise from my heart–and You give me unconditional love I can never earn. In Jesus’ name, Amen.