Bible Reading and Prayer
for Thursday 3rd September 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 604
1 Thessalonians 2.3-8
For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been
approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please
mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we
never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals,
whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But
we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we
care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own
selves, because you have become very dear to us.
Prayer for today, St Gregory
who chose your bishop Gregory
to be a servant of the servants of God:
grant that, like him, we may ever long to serve you
by proclaiming your gospel to the nations,
and may ever rejoice to sing your praises;
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.