Joel 2:12-13 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, Help us to consider your graciousness, your compassion.  Help us to remember that You are slow to anger and that You abound in lovingkindness. Help us to remember that we are special to You and that You love us and, that no matter what, You desire that we return to You.  Amen.