Bible Reading and Prayer
for Saturday 20th June 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Cross and Self-Denial
Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and
those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole
world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
‘For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay
everyone for what has been done.
Prayer for today
From the Gelasian Sacramentary (8th century)
O Holy Spirit, giver of light and life, impart to us thoughts better than our own thoughts, and
prayers better than our own prayers, and powers better than our own powers, that we may
spend and be spent in the ways of love and goodness, after the perfect image of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ.