- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Isaiah 41
Chapter 41 has two prophecies about restoration of Israel.
First is the helper of Israel. God will send helper, Cyrus, the king of Persia, to destroy Babylonia to return the people of Israel to their home. God will continue to keep them in safe.
Second is the prophecy against those who depend on idols. Idols are man-made, of no use. Therefore, it is only God whom people put trust on.
Prophet Isaiah calls for returning to the faith of God.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?