Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 21st August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
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