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.
SUN, 10 December
It is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah: Prepare the way of the Lord, make God’s paths straight.
Mark 1:1-8
Mon, 11 December
Live your lives in Christ Jesus. Be rooted and built up in him, strengthened by the faith you have been taught and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-13
Tue, 12 December
You are light in the Lord. Live as children of light; for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.
Ephesians 5:8-14
Wed, 13 December
O God, you desire truth in the inward being. Create in me a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalms 51
Thu, 14 December
From the book of Isaiah: In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.
Isaiah 30:15-18
Fri, 15 December
Taking a cup, Jesus gave thanks and gave it to his disciples and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which will be poured out for many.”
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
Sat, 16 December
Jesus said to his disciples: Who is the greater: the one at table or the one who serves? The one at table, surely? Yet I am among you as one who serves.
Luke 22:24-27
SUN, 17 December
John said: I baptise with water; but standing among you — unknown to you — is the one who is coming after me. And I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandal.
John 1:19-27

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