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Praying the Scriptures…

Posted: August 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

Confronted by the presence of God, this is my prayer…

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

After being cleansed by the Lord, the Lord asked the question:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” This is my prayer (Isaiah 6:5,8)

Few passages leave me undone like this one does. In the presence of the Lord, Isaiah is broken down. He sees his sin and the sin of his people. He knows that we are all hopeless without the Lord and that the need is dire, but who is he to say anything, for he too was a sinful, broken man—a man like me. Still he has seen the light and kn ws there is something more and so when the Lord calls, in utter humility, Isaiah stands up and and says, “Here am I. Send me.” In understanding of his total insufficiency, Isaiah chooses to walk forward pointing to the One who is all sufficient.

Today my prayer is that I may stand in Christ and do the same.

How would you express this passage?