SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

 

The Most High said to me, “You are my servant, Israel,

         in whom I will be glorified.”

Thus says the Most High,

         who formed me in the womb

         and there destined me to bring Jacob back,

         and gather again the people of Israel;

“It is not enough for you to do my bidding,

         to restore the tribes of Jacob

         and bring back the survivors of Israel;

I will make you the light of the nations,

         so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

 

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40

R: Here am I, Adonai, I come to do your will.

 

I waited and waited for you, Adona.

Now at last you have stooped to me

         and heard my cry for help.

 

R: Here am I, Adonai, I come to do your will.

 

You, who wanted no sacrifice or oblation,

         opened my ears.

You asked no burnt offering or sacrifice for sins;

         then I said, “Here I am!  I am coming!”

 

R: Here am I, Adonai, I come to do your will.

 

In the scroll of the book am I not commanded

         to obey your will?

My God, I have always loved your law

         from the depths of my being.

 

R: Here am I, Adonai, I come to do your will.

 

I have always proclaimed the righteousness

         of Our God in the great assembly;

Nor do I mean to stop proclaiming,

         as you know well.

 

R: Here am I, Adonai, I come to do your will.