Daily Bible readings
These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
Sat, 7 December
God has given us great encouragement to grasp the hope that is held out to us. It is an anchor for our souls.
SUN, 8 December
John the Baptist came as the prophet Isaiah had said: A voice of one calling in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.”
Mon, 9 December
Trust in God with all your heart and do not rely upon your own understanding.
Tue, 10 December
Jesus said: If you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with them first, and then come back and present your offering.
Wed, 11 December
God says to his people: No longer will violence be heard of in your land. The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, your God will be your glory.
Thu, 12 December
Isaiah said: When God laid his hand upon me, God told me, “Do not fear all that people fear. Do not be afraid. I am the one whom you should regard as holy.”
Fri, 13 December
Jesus said: The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed that a man took and threw into his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.
Sat, 14 December
Moses told the people: What I command you today is not too difficult for you nor beyond your reach. The Word is very near you, it is on your lips and in your heart for you to put it into practice.