2 February

Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

Prayer for the week

God of surprises,

You bless the poor and meek

to shame the strong,

You comfort victims

and confound their persecutors,

You take the folly of the cross

as a royal standard.

Help us to live your kingdom values

to change the world.

Amen.