Isaiah 55:6-11

This reading from Isaiah is also known as Canticle 10 (The Second Song of Isaiah) in the Book of Common Prayer.

The Canticles are generally used in Morning and Evening Prayer, and there is a table in the back of the BCP that gives a suggested pattern of rotation for the collection of canticles in the prayer book (they are numbered 1-21 in BCP).

In general, I use the services online at the Mission of St. Clare.

Traditionally, this Canticle would be sung or said responsively following the first lesson of the day-a scriptural song.  Since you happened upon this in a different way, I suggest you use it as a meditation for the day.

Canticle 10 The Second Song of Isaiah
Quaerite Dominum Isaiah 55:6-11 

Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *
call upon him when he draws near.

Let the wicked forsake their ways *
and the evil ones their thoughts;

And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion, *
and to our God, for he will richly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, *
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, *
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as rain and snow fall from the heavens *
and return not again, but water the earth,

Bringing forth life and giving growth, *
seed for sowing and bread for eating,

So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; *
it will not return to me empty;

But it will accomplish that which I have purposed, *
and prosper in that for which I sent it.

Consider these questions:

God’s thoughts are not our thoughts–our ways are not God’s ways–how will you get in touch with God’s thoughts and ways today?
How will God’s words prosper in you today?

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