The theme for this week is Fasting taken from Matthew 6:16-18. Click here to listen to the Bible reading and a reflection on fasting.
Prayer before Scripture:
Be present Spirit of God as we listen to these words of Scripture.
Open our ears that we may hear the call to embody Christ to the world.
Open our minds to be challenged to new ways of thinking and being.
Open our hearts that we may be formed for mission in your world.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
At the end of the reading:
Whakarongo ki te kupu a te Wairua ki te Haahi. Whakapaingia te Atua.