The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. (Isaiah 11:)
Holy Spirit, please give us clarity of vision in our day.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me; (Isaiah 12:)
Father, we in the Episcopal Church have been a rebellious people.
The ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not consider.” (Isaiah 1:3)
Jesus, have mercy on us, for the Episcopal Church no longer walks in your ways and does not acknowledge you as Lord.
Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward. (Isaiah 1:4)
Father, we have sinned against your righteous ways; have mercy on us and restore us to your bosom.
Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faints. (Isaiah 1:5)
Holy Spirit, we have revolted against your righteous words; have mercy on us.
From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment. (Isaiah 1:6)
Lord, have mercy on us and help us return to you. Anoint us with your Holy Spirit and we shall be healed.
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; strangers devour your land in your presence; and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. (Isaiah 1:7)
Father, the Episcopal Church is becoming a carcass picked over by lawyers — have mercy on us.
So the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. (Isaiah 1:8 )
Holy Spirit, we are surrounded by our sins; lead us back into the ways of your righteousness.
Unless the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been made like Gomorrah. (Isaiah 1:9)
LORD, protect the faithful remnant of your people. Guide us and direct us day by day. Thank you.
Sunday: 146, 147; Isaiah 1:1-9; 2 Peter 3:1-10; Matthew 25:1-13
Monday: 1, 2, 3 ; Isaiah 1:10-20; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Luke 20:1-8