“You Are Our Father”
15 Look down from heaven and see from Your lofty dwelling place, holy and glorious. Where are Your zeal and Your mighty acts [Your miracles which you did for Your people]? The stirring of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained and withheld from me.
16 For [most certainly] You are our Father, even though Abraham [our ancestor] does not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O Lord, are [still] our Father, our Redeemer from everlasting is Your name.
17 O Lord, why do You cause us to stray from Your ways and harden our heart from fearing You [with reverence and awe]? Return for Your servants’ sake, the tribes of Your heritage.
18 Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for [only] a little while; our adversaries have trampled it down.
19 We have become like those over whom You have never ruled, like those who were not called by Your name.Isaiah 63:15-19 (AMP)