These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
Tue, 26 July
The Lord is near to the broken-hearted. He saves those whose spirit is crushed.
Wed, 27 July
God says: I am the Beginning and the End. I shall give water from the well of life freely to anyone who is thirsty.
Thu, 28 July
Do not repay evil with evil. Seek to do what is regarded as good by all. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Fri, 29 July
Be joyful in your hope, steadfast in hardship, faithful in prayer. Be always ready to offer hospitality.
Sat, 30 July
When the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of any righteous things we had done, but because of his merciful love.
SUN, 31 July
Jesus said: Be on your guard against every kind of greed; for a person’s life does not consist in the abundance of their possessions.
Mon, 1 August
By faith, Abraham answered God’s call and set out for the land he was to inherit. And he set out without knowing where he was going.
Tue, 2 August
Above all else, watch over your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.