Who is this Servant?

 Isaiah 42:1-9

Prayer for the Day

Lord, whose power is seen in the servant, we are confronted everyday with those who seek power rather than share it, rule over others rather than empower them, and value ideology over relationship. Remind us in this season of Christmas that power and love are seen in a manager not an office, in the face of an infant not the face of a dollar bill. Stir in us the capacity to emulate the true leader, your servant, the incarnate Christ; for it is in his name that we pray, Amen

Question
David W. Miller notes that the image of the servant in Isaiah is both about Jesus and about us. As you read the verses again what parts of the Suffering Servant challenge your own actions, the ways you interact with others? What parts of you need to be lifted in prayer in order to be conformed to the image of Christ?

Joshua Brockway, Director Spiritual Life and Discipleship

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Advent devotional written by David W. Miller. (Available from Brethren Press) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, David’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.

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