Oremus Isaiah 26:8-13

The reading today was from Isaiah, Chapter 26, verses 8 through 13.  At first this particular passage confused me. As I read in other Bibles, I came to understand that this was Isaiah’s prayer. And I began to see in it, my own prayer – that the wicked would realize that all goodness came from the Lord, that justice was why they were called to their positions of power and that seeking to harm the righteous who disagree with them only brings the wrath and judgment on God onto them. This is so appropriate for our own times, as those who seek to follow the Lord are under condemnation by the authorities who seem to seek only their own power and prestige.