Daily Prayers for Lent from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute 10 April – Monday of Holy Week – First song of the servant
Lenten Prayer Reflections by Ron Boudreaux SJ
Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights. I have sent my spirit upon him, he will bring fair judgment to the nations. He does not cry out or raise his voice, his voice is not heard in the street… Faithfully he presents fair judgment. (Isaiah 42:1-3)
Long ago, God began his work of bringing the world to redemption. His plan was to let people know about himself slowly. From the beginning his plan was to quietly bring fair judgment to his people through Jesus, whom we have come to call the “Suffering Servant.” He would bring full knowledge of the Creator to his creatures. And he would do it quietly, yet adamantly, with conviction and strength because Yahweh had sent his spirit upon this servant.
Loving and merciful God, as I begin this holiest week of the year, help me to experience true repentance for my sinfulness and help me to reach out to you in all humility for mercy.