Bible Reading and Prayer
for Friday 7th August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Cross and Self-Denial
Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and
those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole
world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
‘For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay
everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not
taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’
Prayer for today
For individuals to say before sleep
May the cross of the Son of God,
which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan,
and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven,
abide with me in my going out and my coming in.
By day and by night, at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places may it protect and defend me.
From the wrath of evildoers, from the assaults of evil spirits,
from foes visible and invisible, from the snares of the devil,
from all passions that beguile the soul and body:
may it guard, protect and deliver me.
an Indian prayer