Bible Reading and Prayer
for Thursday 9th July 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise
the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without
payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or
sandals, or a staff; for labourers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out
who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is
worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone
will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that
house or town. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the
day of judgement than for that town.
Prayer for today
O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
let the design of thy great love
lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to thy Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings,
and peace in our hearts:
through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.