Daily Worship

Open Our Eyes

Malcolm MacGregor December 06, 2012 0 0

Isaiah 58:6-9

​“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice

and untie the cords of the yoke,

to set the oppressed free

and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry

and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter

when you see the naked, to clothe them,

and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,

and your healing will quickly appear;

then your righteousness will go before you,

and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;

you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,

with the pointing finger and malicious talk,”

​Lord, teach us your ways: your compassion and your forgiveness. 

Teach us that you bring peace and justice.

Teach us to live as you lived here on earth.

Help us to see the outcast and stranger in the street. 

Help us to see the sick and the captive in the workplace.

Help us to see the poor and the hungry in the market.

Help us to see the homeless and the broken in the café.

Help us to see the widow and the orphan in the home.

Lord, help us to be your eyes, your ears, your hands and your feet. 

Equip us with your power to heal, to free and to comfort,

that we might show your love to a broken and hurting world.



written by Malcolm MacGregor