Bible Readings for challenging times


These readings, taken from the Old and New Testaments, may encourage or stimulate your faith. use them as you see best, perhaps taking time to consider one for a period of quiet, or incorporating some of the ideas here into your own prayers. All these verses are taken from the New International Version of the Bible.

‘The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face towards you
and give you peace.’   Numbers 6:24-26

‘Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.’
Deuteronomy 3:22

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

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