New Living Translation (NLT)
13 Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish.
At the center lies all hope,
Our choices are but two,
We can keep moving farther away
Or return without any ado,
Yes, we can move centrifugal
And go off on our own,
Or we can run centripetal
And we’ll never again be alone,
A mighty hand has made us
Then launched us into this life,
The spin we choose now will determine
Our eternal joy or strife,
So whatever you feel your situation,
Be it coming or moving away,
Know that He loves you completely,
And will welcome you home any day.
©2018 by William Pierce
May all who read this prayer turn toward You and home. May we not stray from our path to You. Thank You, Lord!