Bible Reading and Prayer
for Saturday 15th August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Whole Armour of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armour of God,
so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against
enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic
powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil
day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth
around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on
whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield
of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always
persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message
may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.
Prayer for today, VJ Day
From the Act of Commitment for Peace
Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace,
for the relief of want and suffering,
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.