Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 10th July 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Jesus and Zacchaeus
He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a
chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd
he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycomore tree to
see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up
and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look,
half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I
will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this
house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the
Prayer for today
your Son told his disciples
to become like little children.
Lead us to work for the welfare
and protection of all young people.
May we respect their dignity
that they may flourish in life,
following the example of the same
Jesus Christ our Lord.