A Holy Week Meditation

As we enter into Holy Week, I want to invite us to pray a simple prayer: Jesus, help us to know You and the work You did on our behalf, so that we would be empowered to glorify Your name more, and bless those around us with Your hope.

To help us in this prayer, I offer Isaiah 53:2-5 as a meditation. Read it; pray through it; and, do it again. May Jesus be praised as we follow Him to the cross. Isaiah 53:2-5: “My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. 3 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care. 4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down… 5He was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! “

One Response to “A Holy Week Meditation”

  1. Andrea Van Dyken April 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    What a beautiful translation. Thanks for the words this morning.

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