Bible Reading and Prayer
for Monday 17th August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Rich Young Man
Then someone came to him and said, ‘Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?’
And he said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If
you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He said to him, ‘Which ones?’ And Jesus
said, ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not
bear false witness; Honour your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbour as
yourself.’ The young man said to him, ‘I have kept all these; what do I still lack?’ Jesus said to
him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When the young man heard this word,
he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
Prayer for today
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light, look favourably on your whole Church, that
wonderful and sacred mystery, and by the tranquil operation of your perpetual providence carry
out the work of our salvation: and let the whole world feel and see that things which were cast
down are being raised up and things which had grown old are being made new and that all
things are returning to perfection through him from whom they took their origin, even Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gelasian Sacramentary (8th century)