Bible Reading and Prayer
for Monday 31st August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651
1 Corinthians 9.16-19
If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and
woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but
if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. What then is my reward? Just this: that
in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights
in the gospel.
For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win
more of them.
Prayer for today
Everlasting God, you sent the gentle bishop Aidan to proclaim the gospel in this land: grant us
to live as he taught in simplicity, humility and love for the poor; through Jesus Christ your Son
our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for