“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” In Isaiah 63:15-64:12 the prophet recites a prayer to God for mercy on His people. Isaiah addresses God as “Father” in vs. 63:16 and then later in the prayer in this verse (vs. 64:8). Isaiah recognized the Father/child relationship that God has established with those who are His people and who faithfully serve Him. Isaiah confesses to God that Israel has sinned and rebelled against Him, but now he prays for God as their loving Father to withdraw His anger and forgive their sin: “Be not so terribly angry, O Lord, and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people” (vs. 64:9). God is our Creator and our Heavenly Father. As a loving Father He wants to forgive your sins and engender a paternal relationship with you so that He can form you into an extraordinary daughter or son.