Second Letter to the Corinthians 11: 1- 11
11:1 I wish that you would endure a small amount of my foolishness, so as to bear with me.
11:2 For I am jealous toward you, with the jealousy of God. And I have espoused you to one husband, offering you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
11:3 But I am afraid lest, as the serpent led astray Eve by his cleverness, so your minds might be corrupted and might fall away from the simplicity which is in Christ.
11:4 For if anyone arrives preaching another Christ, one whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, one whom you have not received; or another Gospel, one which you have not been given: you might permit him to guide you.
11:5 For I consider that I have done nothing less than the great Apostles.
11:6 For although I may be unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge. But, in all things, we have been made manifest to you.
11:7 Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you would be exalted? For I preached the Gospel of God to you freely.
11:8 I have taken from other churches, receiving a stipend from them to the benefit of your ministry.
11:9 And when I was with you and in need, I was burdensome to no one. For the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied whatever was lacking to me. And in all things, I have kept myself, and I will keep myself, from being burdensome to you.
11:10 The truth of Christ is in me, and so this glorying shall not be broken away from me in the regions of Achaia.
11:11 Why so? Is it because I do not love you? God knows I do.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 6: 7-15
|6:7||And when praying, do not choose many words, as the pagans do. For they think that by their excess of words they might be heeded.|
|6:8||Therefore, do not choose to imitate them. For your Father knows what your needs may be, even before you ask him.|
|6:9||Therefore, you shall pray in this way: Our Father, who is in heaven: May your name be kept holy.|
|6:10||May your kingdom come. May your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.|
|6:11||Give us this day our life-sustaining bread.|
|6:12||And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.|
|6:13||And lead us not into temptation. But free us from evil. Amen.|
|6:14||For if you will forgive men their sins, your heavenly Father also will forgive you your offenses.|
|6:15||But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your sins.|