Wednesday, April 12
Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of his cross and find it the way of life and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Isaiah 50:5-8
The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher
that I may know how to sustain
 the weary with a word.
  Morning by morning he wakens—
 wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 
  The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious,I did not turn backwards. 
I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. 
The Lord God helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 
he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
   Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
   Let them confront me. 
It is the Lord God who helps me;
   who will declare me guilty?
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