Bible reading and Prayer Friday 3rd July

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Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 3rd July 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

John 20.24-29
Jesus and Thomas
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the
mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his
side, I will not believe.’
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the
doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he
said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my
side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to
him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have come to believe.’

Prayer for today St Thomas

Almighty and eternal God, who, for the firmer foundation of our faith, allowed your holy apostle
Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son till word and sight convinced him: grant to us, who
have not seen, that we also may believe and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God; who is
alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen