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Readings  for Tuesday, 31st March 2020

The Readings

Reading , Numbers 21:4-9
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21
Gospel, John 8:21-30

Reading – numbers 21;4 – 9

4 They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt round Edom. On the way the people lost patience.

5 They spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in the desert? For there is neither food nor water here; we are sick of this meagre diet.’

6 At this, God sent fiery serpents among the people; their bite brought death to many in Israel.

7 The people came and said to Moses, ‘We have sinned by speaking against Yahweh and against you. Intercede for us with Yahweh to save us from these serpents.’ Moses interceded for the people,

8 and Yahweh replied, ‘Make a fiery serpent and raise it as a standard. Anyone who is bitten and looks at it will survive.’

9 Moses then made a serpent out of bronze and raised it as a standard, and anyone who was bitten by a serpent and looked at the bronze serpent survived.


Gospel, John 8:21-30

21 Again he said to them: I am going away; you will look for me and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.

22 So the Jews said to one another, ‘Is he going to kill himself, that he says, “Where I am going, you cannot come?” ‘

23 Jesus went on: You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

24 I have told you already: You will die in your sins. Yes, if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.

25 So they said to him, ‘Who are you?’ Jesus answered: What I have told you from the outset.

26 About you I have much to say and much to judge; but the one who sent me is true, and what I declare to the world I have learnt from him.

27 They did not recognise that he was talking to them about the Father.

28 So Jesus said: When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He and that I do nothing of my own accord. What I say is what the Father has taught me;

29 he who sent me is with me, and has not left me to myself, for I always do what pleases him.

30 As he was saying this, many came to believe in him.


Prayers for Doctors and Nurses
and all who work in the National Health Service

God of love, giver of life and health,
we pray for all who in their various callings
serve the needs of men and women
in sickness of body or mind.
Equip them as your fellow workers
in the ministry of healing,
and strengthen them to share in the task
of making life whole;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God of all grace, we ask your blessing
on the work of doctors, nurses
and those who tend and care for the sick,
especially in the hospitals and nursing homes of our nation.
Strengthen them for their tasks,
and give them the joy of knowing that they are instruments
in fulfilling your own purpose of healing,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Morning Prayers

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,

to know you is eternal life,

to serve you is perfect freedom:

defend us your servants

from all assaults of our enemies,

that we may trust in your defence

and not fear the power of any adversaries;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Almighty and ever-living Father,

we thank you for bringing us safely

to the beginning of this new day:

defend us by your mighty power

that we may be kept free from all sin

and safe from every danger;

and enable us in everything

to do only what is right in your eyes;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Prayer for Daily use

O God,

you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers,

that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright:

grant to us such strength and protectionas may support us in all dangers

and carry us through all temptations;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

.A Prayer before going to bed

O lord,

who hast pity on all our weakness,

put away from us worry and anxious fear,

that, having ended the labours of the day as in thy sight,

and committing our tasks, ourselves and all we love

into thy keeping,

we may, now that night cometh,

receive as from thee thy priceless gift of sleep;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

If any person desires to receive the Sacrament and is faithful and penitent, but is otherwise unable to do so, that person is assured that all the benefits of Holy Communion are received.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, refresh me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O Good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, hide me.

Suffer me not to be separated from you.

From the malicious enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me,

and bid me come to you,

that with all your Saints I may praise you

for ever and ever. Amen.


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