Bible Reading and Prayer
for Monday 22nd June 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Alban, First Martyr of Britain c250
2 Timothy 2.3-13
Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving in the army gets entangled
in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer. And in the case of an
athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules. It is the farmer who does
the work who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will
give you understanding in all things.
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, for
which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is
not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also
obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself.
Prayer for today St Alban
Eternal Father, when the gospel of Christ first came to our land you gloriously confirmed the
faith of Alban by making him the first to win a martyr’s crown, grant that following his example in
the fellowship of the saints we may worship you the living God and give true witness to Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.