Friday 8 July 2022

About Today Readings

Hosea 14:2-10. My mouth will declare your praise – Psalm 50(51):3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17. Matthew 10:16-23.

Put a steadfast spirit within me

The strength of the Holy Spirit is a strong thread running through today’s readings. Matthew (10:16-23) has the Twelve being told that the Spirit will be with them when they bear witness. It will help them find the words, give them strength to preach and to move around the countryside with no fixed shelter. There is a longing for the strength of the spirit and a recognition of its power in the Psalm ­– ‘A pure heart create for me, O God, put a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, nor deprive me of your holy spirit.’ In my prayers today I declare God’s praise and pray for the strength of the spirit within me.


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