Hosea 14:3 Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more to the work of our hands [idols], You are our gods. For in You [O Lord] the fatherless find love, pity, and mercy.
We humbly bow before you to ask forgiveness and to make a promise. That other country Assyria is not going to save us. Our stallions, no matter how stately, beautiful and ominous won’t deliver us from war. And least of all would the gods we formed with our own hands be our gods. Lord why haven’t we realized it? In You the fatherless find love, pity, and mercy. Where can we go but You? Whom have we in heaven or earth but You? You’re our God and we choose to serve the One who has love, pity and mercy on us. Save us. Give us peace.