Bible Reading and Prayer
for Saturday 12th September 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
A Tree and Its Fruit
‘No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by
its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The
good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil
treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
The Two Foundations
‘Why do you call me “Lord, Lord”, and do not do what I tell you? I will show you what someone is
like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a
house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against
that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does
not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst
against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.’
Prayer for today
May the power of your love, O Lord, fiery and sweet as honey, so absorb our hearts as to withdraw
them from all that is under heaven. Grant that we may be ready to die for love of your love as you
died for love of our love. Amen.
Francis of Assisi (1226)