Bible Reading and Prayer
for Thursday 20th August 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, teacher of the Faith 1153
And from the throne came a voice saying,
‘Praise our God,
all you his servants,
and all who fear him,
small and great.’
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters
and like the sound of mighty thunder-peals, crying out,
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready;
to her it has been granted to be clothed
with fine linen, bright and pure’—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper
of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’
Prayer for today
Merciful redeemer, who, by the life and preaching of your servant Bernard, rekindled the radiant
light of your Church: grant us, in our generation, to be inflamed with the same spirit of discipline
and love and ever to walk before you as children of light; 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.