Bible readings for each day

These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
SUN, 19 January
John the Baptist said of Jesus, “I did not know him myself, but the one who sent me to baptise with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptises with the Holy Spirit.’”
John 1:29-34
Mon, 20 January
Jesus said: Happy are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be filled. Happy are the merciful, for mercy will be shown to them.
Matthew 5:1-12
Tue, 21 January
Jesus said: Unless a person is born from above, they cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:1-8
Wed, 22 January
Hannah prayed in these words: My heart rejoices in the Lord and in his deliverance. There is no Holy One like the Lord, no Rock like our God.
1 Samuel 2:1-4
Thu, 23 January
The Lord says: My servant does not cry out or raise his voice. Faithfully he will present what is just; he will not falter or be discouraged until he has established justice on the earth.
Isaiah 42:1-4
Fri, 24 January
The Lord says: The days are coming, when I shall raise up an upright Branch, and in his days my people will be saved. And this is the name he will be called: “The Lord our Righteousness.”
Jeremiah 23:1-8
Sat, 25 January
A centurion said to Jesus: Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word and my servant will be healed.
Matthew 8:5-13
SUN, 26 January
Jesus said: Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.
Matthew 4:12-23

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