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Read Isaiah 55:1-9


Read Isaiah 55:1-9

55 The Lord says,

“Come, everyone who is thirsty—
   here is water!
Come, you that have no money—
   buy grain and eat!
Come! Buy wine and milk—
   it will cost you nothing!
2 Why spend money on what does not satisfy?
   Why spend your wages and still be hungry?
Listen to me and do what I say,
   and you will enjoy the best food of all.

3 “Listen now, my people, and come to me;
   come to me, and you will have life!
I will make a lasting covenant with you
   and give you the blessings I promised to David.
4 I made him a leader and commander of nations,
   and through him I showed them my power.
5 Now you will summon foreign nations;
   at one time they did not know you,
   but now they will come running to join you!
I, the Lord your God, the holy God of Israel,
   will make all this happen;
   I will give you honor and glory.”

6 Turn to the Lord and pray to him,
   now that he is near.
7 Let the wicked leave their way of life
   and change their way of thinking.
Let them turn to the Lord, our God;
   he is merciful and quick to forgive.
8 “My thoughts,” says the Lord, “are not like yours,
   and my ways are different from yours.
9 As high as the heavens are above the earth,
   so high are my ways and thoughts above yours.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


Verse 6 - "turn to the Lord and pray to him, now that he is near..."
Isaiah reminds us that God is always calling all people into loving and life giving relationship with himself.  All we need to is turn to him.


As you pray remind yourself that God is near; listening attentively to every word on your mind, on your lips and in your heart.

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