And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. ~ Luke 15:21-34 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, I am not worthy to be called Your child. But when I repent and turn from sin, You celebrate and lavish me with love. Make me always penitent and grateful. In Jesus’ name. Amen.