Hosea 6: 6

(Hosea 6:6)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

Make my heart Your sanctuary, O God. Light a fire of holy passion in my soul. Move me beyond a spiritual life of empty rituals and religious observances. You are worthy of so much more, and You have called me to so much more. Let this love we share become the driving force of my life. Let it move me to love and compassion for all those You have loved and have given Your Son to save.