Read the passage out loud or silently to yourself. Insert your name where there are blanks.
But now, says the Lord—
the one who created you, ______,
the one who formed you, ______:
Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, ______; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you won’t be scorched
and flame won’t burn you.
I am the Lord your God,
the holy one of Israel, your savior.
I have given Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your place.
Because you, ______, are precious in my eyes,
you are honored, and I love you.
I give people in your place,
and nations in exchange for your life.
- Isaiah 43:1-4 (Common English Bible)
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