Bible reading and Prayer Wednesday 24th June

David in the Pulpit

Bible Reading and Prayer
for Wednesday 24th June 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

Acts 13.14b-26
They went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into
the synagogue and sat down. After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the
synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the
people, give it.’ So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak:
‘You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our
ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted
arm he led them out of it. For about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. After he
had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance
for about four hundred and fifty years. After that he gave them judges until the time of the
prophet Samuel. Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the
tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. When he had removed him, he made David their
king. In his testimony about him he said, “I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after
my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.” Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a
Saviour, Jesus, as he promised; before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of
repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his work, he said, “What do you
suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the
thong of the sandals on his feet.”
‘My brothers, you descendants of Abraham’s family, and others who fear God, to us the
message of this salvation has been sent.

Prayer for today, the birth of John the Baptist

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and
sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to
repent according to his preaching and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth, boldly to
rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake; 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.