These short readings are those read, day by day, at community prayer in Taizé. The Bible reference given indicates a slightly longer passage.
Mon, 27 February
Why are you downcast my soul, and why do you sigh within me? Put your hope in God, for I will praise him yet, my saviour and my God.
Tue, 28 February
We are God’s household, if we hold on to our courage and hope.
Wed, 1 March
Paul writes: We are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were making his appeal through us. And we implore you in the name of Christ: be reconciled to God. Now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Thu, 2 March
We can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
Fri, 3 March
The Lord says: What have I done to you my people? How have I made you tired of me? Answer me! I redeemed you from the house of slavery. Remember and recognise my saving justice.
Sat, 4 March
Faith is the assurance of things we hope for and the certainty of realities that are unseen.
SUN, 5 March
Jesus said to the tempter: It is written, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Mon, 6 March
Jesus said: Happy are they who hear the word of God and obey it.