Bible Reading and Prayer
for Monday 8th June 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Non-Juror and hymn writer AD 1711
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples
came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of
‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against
you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the
same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Prayer for today
O God, from whom all blessings flow by whose providence we are kept and by whose grace we
are directed, help us, through the example of your servant Thomas Ken faithfully to keep your
word, humbly to accept adversity and steadfastly to worship you through Jesus Christ your Son
our Lord. Amen