Bible reading and Prayer Saturday 25th July

Aerial view of St Clement Danes church

Bible Reading and Prayer
for Saturday 25th July 2020


Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.

Good morning.

Our beautiful church remains closed for the time being, as we all play our part in fighting the invisible enemy of Covid 19.

As we continue to work from home, or on the front line with our brave key workers, I hope our daily prayers and readings from the Bible, bring you hope, some comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.

Our church remains empty, but together, in a virtual world, we give thanks to our Lord and pray for those whose lives have been touched during this time.
Blessings to you and your family.


Bible Reading

Matthew 20.20-28
The Request of the Mother of James and John
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she
asked a favour of him. And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that
these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ But
Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am
about to drink?’ They said to him, ‘We are able.’ He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup,
but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has
been prepared by my Father.’
When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and
said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants
over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your
servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man
came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’

Prayer for today, St James the Apostle

Merciful God, whose holy apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, was obedient
to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ and followed him even to death: help us, forsaking the false
attractions of the world, to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay; 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 ever. Amen