Collects and Readings 

The Fourth Week of Lent 22nd - 28th March


Almighty God, grant that trusting in your protection we may by your help overcome everything that can

harm us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



The Fourth Sunday of Lent

1 Samuel 16.1-13

Psalm 23 

Ephesians 5.8-14

John 9


Jesus said, ‘I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do

see may become blind.’ (John 9.39)


The Fourth Monday of Lent

Isaiah 65.17-21

Psalm 30.1- 5,8.11-12

John 4.43-54


'Be joyful, be glad for ever at what I am creating, for look, I am creating Jerusalem to be 'Joy' and my people to be 'Gladness'.' (Isaiah 65.18)


The Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Ezekiel 47.1-9,12

Psalm 46.1-8 

John 5.1-3,5-16

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46.1)


The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary, 25 March

Isaiah 7.10-14

Psalm 40.5-11

Hebrews 10.4-10

Luke 1.26-38


The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the

Son of the Most High. (Luke 1.30-32a)


The Fourth Thursday of Lent

Exodus 32.7-14

Psalm 106.19-23

John 5.31-47


'How can you believe, since you look to each other for glory and are not concerned with the glory that

comes from the one God?' (John 5.44)


The Fourth Friday of Lent

Wisdom 2.1,12-22

Psalm 34.15- 22

John 7.1-2,10,25-30

If, as it seemed to us, they suffered punishment, their hope was rich with immortality; slight was their

correction, great will their blessings be. (Wisdom 2.4-5a)


The Fourth Saturday of Lent

Jeremiah 11.18-20

Psalm 7.1- 2,8-10

John 7.40-52


Give judgement for me according to my righteousness, O Lord, and according to the innocence that is

in me. (Psalm7.8)

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