And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people,
to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people,
whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house
be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel,
even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee. (1Ch 17:21-24)
Father who dwells in heaven, I give you thanks and praise for choosing us to be your own. I thank you for redeeming and blessing us in all ways. I thank you for imparting the righteousness of your Son to us, for your mercies and grace endure forever. Thank you for loving us first, even when we had no knowledge of our beginnings with you. Thank you for restoring us to the father, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.