Collects and Readings 

The Second Week of Lent 8th - 14th march


O Lord, look upon your family, and grant that our minds, in the discipline of penance, may shine in your sight with longing for you; through Christ our Lord. Amen




The Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 12.1-4a

Psalm 121 

Romans 4.1-5, 13-17

John 3.1-17


Jesus said, ‘What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the spirit is spirit’.’ (John 3.6)


The Second Monday of Lent

Daniel 9.4-10

Psalm 79.8-9,12,14

Luke 6.36-38


'O my Lord, God great and to be feared, you keep the covenant and show faithful love towards those who love you and who observe your commandments.' (Daniel 9.4)

The Second Tuesday of Lent

Isaiah 1.10,16-20

Psalm 50.8,16- 23

Matthew 23.1-12


'You, however, must not allow yourselves to be called Rabbi, since you have only one Master, and you are all brothers.' (Matthew 23.8)


The Second Wednesday of Lent

Jeremiah 18.18-20

Psalm 31.4-5,14-18

Matthew 20.17-28


Into your hands I commend my spirit, for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. (Psalm 31.5)


The Second Thursday of Lent

Jeremiah 17.5-10

Psalm 1

Luke 16.19-31


'I, the Lord, search the heart, test the motives, to give each person what his conduct and his actions deserve.' (Jeremiah 17.10)


The Second Friday of Lent

Genesis 37.3-4,12-13,17-28 

Psalm 105.16-22

Matthew 21.33- 43,45-46


They shackled his feet with fetters; his neck was ringed with iron. Until all he foretold came to pass, the

word of the Lord tested him. (Psalm 105.18-19)


The Second Saturday of Lent

Micah 7.14-15, 18-20

Psalm 103.1-4,9-12

Luke 15.1-3, 11-32


While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. (Luke 15.20b)

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