Bible Reading and Prayer
for Monday 27th July 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone
took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the
greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its
The Parable of the Yeast
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed
in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
The Use of Parables
Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This
was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet:
‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’
Prayer for today
Lord our God,
our sure stronghold,
hear the voice of our pleading
and deliver us from evil.
Strengthen us as we strive for the poor and oppressed,
and establish your justice in all the earth.
Brian Elliott, from 'They Shall Grow Not Old'