Bible reading and Prayer Friday 21st August

Aerial view of St Clement Danes church

Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 21st August 2020


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.


Bible Reading

Matthew 22.34-40
The Greatest Commandment
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and
one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the
law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and
with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a
second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.’

Prayer for today

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be
understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life. Amen.
a Franciscan prayer