Bible reading and Prayer Tuesday 16th June

Bible Reading and Prayer
for Tuesday 16th June 2020

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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.


David 
 
 

Bible Reading

John 21.15-19
Jesus and Peter
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love
me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him,
‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said
to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ He said to him
the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the
third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I

love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you
used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will
stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you
do not wish to go.’ (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.)
After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’

 
 

Prayer for today

Richard, Bishop of Chichester
Most merciful redeemer who gave to your bishop Richard a love of learning, a zeal for souls and
a devotion to the poor, grant that, encouraged by his example we may know your more clearly,
love you more dearly and follow you more nearly, day by day, who with the Father and the Holy
Spirit are alive and reign, one God now and for ever. Amen