Heavenly Father, just as You drew the prodigal nation of Israel back to Yourself by speaking words of kindness to her, please speak kindly today to the prodigal children who have slipped away from a healthy love relationship with You (Hosea 2:14). In the story of Hosea’s wife, we learned through his painful experience how God desires to restore, even as he must judge. And so God yearns to bring Israel back. He promises to speak to her. 14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. – Hosea 2:14 Speak oh Lord.