Bible Reading and Prayer
for Saturday 6th June 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Jesus Denounces the Scribes
As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be
greeted with respect in the market-places, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and
places of honour at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say
long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.’
The Widow’s Offering
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins,
which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this
poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them
have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she
had, all she had to live on.’
Prayer for today
Heavenly Father, in your Son Jesus Christ you have given us a true faith and a sure hope.
Strengthen this faith and hope in us all our days, that we may live as those who believe in the
communion of saints the forgiveness of sins and the resurrection to eternal life; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen