True Fasting

The fasting
that pleases The Lord

Cry aloud
Lift up your voice
Denounce evil!

Seek the Lord
in daily prayers
Delight in righteousness

Do not forsake
The judgement of Most High

Do not seek your own pleasure
Do not oppress your workers
Do not quarrel, nor fight
Do not hit with wicked fist

Loose the bonds of wickedness
Undo the straps of yoke
Deliver the oppressed
Break the gossip and ill doing

Share your bread with the hungry
Bring the homeless home

Cover the naked
Do not hide from your own flesh

Rebuild the ancient ruins
Raise up foundations of generations
Repair the breach
Restore the streets

Call My day a delight
And honour my ways

And your light
Breaks forth like dawn
Rising in the darkness

You shall be
A watered garden
A spring of waters

Righteousness walks before you
And the Lord behind you

When you cry out
The Lord will answer

“Here I am ”

Being your delight
And making you ride
On the heights of earth

On the height of heavens…

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Isaiah 58

46 million people living as slaves,
according to global index 2016