Tuesday of Holy Week: Isaiah 42:1-9 – My salvation may reach to the end of the earth

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 49:1-7

1   Listen to me, O coastlands,
pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The LORD called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.
2   He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
3   And he said to me, “You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
4   But I said, “I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the LORD,
and my reward with my God.”

5   And now the LORD says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the sight of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength —
6   he says,
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

7   Thus says the LORD,
the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers,
“Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • On this Tuesday of Holy Week remember that Jesus came to earth as a light to the nations, that His salvation may reach the ends of the earth.
  • Remember Jesus teaches compassion and love.
  • Remember Jesus gives mercy and His grace.
  • Remember Jesus forgives you and your neighbor.
  • Remember Jesus came for all to believe.
  • How will you share the compassion and love of Jesus Christ with the world today?
  • 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 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 the Tuesday of Holy Week (Year C)

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

Monday of Holy Week: Isaiah 42:1-9 – A light to the nations to open the eyes that are blind

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 42:1-9

1   Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2   He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3   a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4   He will not grow faint or be crushed
until he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his teaching.

5   Thus says God, the LORD,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6   I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
a light to the nations,
7        to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8   I am the LORD, that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
9   See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Embrace the breath and spirit of God.
  • Remember how Jesus opens the eyes of the blind.
  • During this Lenten season, how has Jesus opened your eyes?
  • Remember how Jesus set prisoners free.
  • During this Lenten season, how has Jesus set you free?
  • In Christ Jesus, the former things will pass.  New things are declared.
  • What former things will you let go?
  • What new things will you hear and embrace?
  • 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 Monday, April 15, 2019, the Monday of Holy Week (Year C)

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

Tuesday of Holy Week: Isaiah 42:1-9 – My salvation may reach to the end of the earth

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 49:1-7

1   Listen to me, O coastlands,
pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The LORD called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.
2   He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
3   And he said to me, “You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
4   But I said, “I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the LORD,
and my reward with my God.”

5   And now the LORD says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the sight of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength —
6   he says,
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

7   Thus says the LORD,
the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers,
“Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • On this Tuesday of Holy Week remember that Jesus came to earth as a light to the nations, that His salvation may reach the ends of the earth.
  • Remember Jesus teaches compassion and love.
  • Remember Jesus gives mercy and His grace.
  • Remember Jesus forgives you and your neighbor.
  • Remember Jesus came for all to believe.
  • How will you share the compassion and love of Jesus Christ with the world today?
  • 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 Tuesday, March 27, 2019 the Tuesday of Holy Week (Year B)

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

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

Monday of Holy Week: Isaiah 42:1-9 – A light to the nations to open the eyes that are blind

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 42:1-9

1   Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2   He will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3   a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4   He will not grow faint or be crushed
until he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his teaching.

5   Thus says God, the LORD,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6   I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
a light to the nations,
7        to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8   I am the LORD, that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
9   See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Embrace the breath and spirit of God.
  • Remember how Jesus opens the eyes of the blind.
  • During this Lenten season, how has Jesus opened your eyes?
  • Remember how Jesus set prisoners free.
  • During this Lenten season, how has Jesus set you free?
  • In Christ Jesus, the former things will pass.  New things are declared.
  • What former things will you let go?
  • What new things will you hear and embrace?
  • 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 Monday, March 26, 2018, the Monday of Holy Week (Year B)

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

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