Bible reading and Prayer Friday 11th September

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Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 11th September 2020

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Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.

 
Good morning.

Our beautiful church remains closed for the time being, as we all play our part in fighting the invisible enemy of Covid 19.

As we continue to work from home, or on the front line with our brave key workers, I hope our daily prayers and readings from the Bible, bring you hope, some comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.

Our church remains empty, but together, in a virtual world, we give thanks to our Lord and pray for those whose lives have been touched during this time.
Blessings to you and your family.


David 
 
 

Bible Reading

Luke 6.27-38
Love for Enemies
‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who
curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also;
and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who
begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as
you would have them do to you.
‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love
them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do
the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even
sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend,
expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for
he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Judging Others
‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the
measure you get back.’

 
 

Prayer for today

O Holy Spirit, giver of light and life, impart to us thoughts better than our own thoughts, and
prayers better than our own prayers, and powers better than our own powers, that we may spend
and be spent in the ways of love and goodness, after the perfect image of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. Amen.
Eric Milner-White and G W Briggs, Daily Prayer (1941)