Bible Reading and Prayer
for Thursday 14th May 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
During this time when we spend our time in isolation at home;
Whether working alone, with family and loved ones, or continuing as normal if you are a key worker, or supporting our NHS as many within the RAF Family are doing.
I thought I would try and share a Bible reading and a prayer at the start of each weekday morning, during this difficult time.
I hope you may find comfort in the words.
Blessing to you and your family
Acts Chapter 1 verses 15 to 26
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one
hundred and twenty people) and said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy
Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested
Jesus— for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.’ (Now this
man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in
the middle and all his bowels gushed out. This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem,
so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) ‘For it is written
in the book of Psalms,
“Let his homestead become desolate,
and let there be no one to live in it”;
“Let another take his position of overseer.”
So one of the men who have accompanied us throughout the time that the Lord Jesus went in
and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from
us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.’ So they proposed two,
Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and
said, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to
take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own
place.’ And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven
Prayer for today
Almighty God who in the place of the traitor Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be of
the number of the Twelve, preserve your church from false apostles and by the ministry of
faithful pastors and teachers keep us steadfast in your truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord: