Collects and Readings 

The Third Week of Lent 15th - 21st March


Saving God, may our souls be radiant with the brightness of your light, that we may see what is to be done and do what is right; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



The Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 17.1-7

Psalm 95 

Romans 5.1-11

John 4.5-42


God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us. (Romans 5.5)


The Third Monday of Lent

2 Kings 5.1-15

Psalm 42.1-2,;43.1-4

Luke 4.24-30


They took him up to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, intending to throw him off the cliff,

but he passed through the midst of them and walked away. (Luke 4.29b-30)


The Third Tuesday of Lent

Song of the Three 2,11-20 (=Daniel 3.25,34-43)

Psalm 25.3-10 

Matthew 18.21-35


May it be your will that we follow you wholeheartedly, since those who put their trust in you will not be disappointed. (Song of the Three17)


The Third Wednesday of Lent

Deuteronomy 4.1,5-9

Psalm 147.13-20

 Matthew 5.17-19


'Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to

complete them.' (Matthew 5.17)


The Third Thursday of Lent

Jeremiah 7.23-28 

Psalm 95.1- 2,6-11

Luke 11.14-23

'If it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares.' (Luke 11.20)


The Third Friday of Lent

Hosea 14.2-10

Psalm 81.6- 10,13,16 

Mark 12.28-34


I heard a voice I did not know, that said: 'I eased their shoulder from the burden; their hands were set free from bearing the load.' (Psalm 81.6)


The Third Saturday of Lent

Hosea 5.15–6.6

Psalm 51.1-2, 17-20

Luke 18.9-14


The tax collector stood at a distance, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but beat his breast and said, “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” (Luke 18.13)

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