Mar 09 2007

Lent: Day 19 – Prayer & Scripture

Week 3 (Day 19): Understanding

To Do Today

Share an aspect of your Armenian culture with others and learn more about their culture. You can share your food, music, history, religion, or anything that makes you uniquely Armenian.

Today’s Prayer

How shall I find comfort for this much grief?
How much of the light of hope can I mix
with the darkness of doubt?
Where should I dig in my heels?
On what shall I fix my eyes?
What calm can I await?
To what peace shall I lift my hands?

Should I look for the vault of the heaven from where
the fiery rain fell on Sodom, as written?

Or where earth
opened its voracious throat
to swallow Dathan with the army of Abiram?

Dare I flee my keeper
to be captured by terrible leviathan?

Or should I travel among those beasts, who
would be quicker to ask vengeance from the creator
than Elisha did against
the pagan youth of Bethel?

Or shall I turn to the expanse of clear skies
covering the Egyptians in thick darkness?

Look to the birds on high
that feed like vultures on bloody carrion?

Today’s Scripture (Reading)

Isaiah 42:1-8

Behold 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.
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it
“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,
to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to graven images.

Daily Prayer and Scripture taken from the Armenian Church website

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