Wednesday of Holy Week: Isaiah 50:4-9a – Who will declare me guilty?

During Holy Week, Readings and Meditations will be posted up to four times a day around  6 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm

Isaiah 50:4-9a

4   The Lord GOD has given me
the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain
the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens —
wakens my ear
to listen as those who are taught.
5   The Lord GOD has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious,
I did not turn backward.
6   I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
from insult and spitting.

7   The Lord GOD helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
8        he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
Let them confront me.
9   It is the Lord GOD who helps me;
who will declare me guilty?

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • This Wednesday morning of Holy Week, invite God to waken your ear.
  • Listen.
  • Listen to your breath.
  • Listen to the Breath.
  • Listen to your heartbeat.
  • Listen to the Beloved.
  • Listen as God wakens the world around you.
  • Listen to Creation.
  • Who needs to hear the Good News today?
  • It is the Lord God who helps you.
  • The weary need to be sustained by the Word.
  • Listen for those who desire to hear.
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Wednesday of Holy Week (Year B)

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32


If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2018 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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