Bible Reading and Prayer
for Wednesday 8th July 2020
Welcome to our virtual morning Bible Reading & Prayer for today.
The Twelve Apostles
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve
apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and
his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of
Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
The Mission of the Twelve
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and
enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go,
proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Prayer for today
deliver us from a world without justice
and a future without mercy;
in your mercy, establish justice,
and in your justice, remember the mercy
revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.