Morning Prayer: 13 January – Mark 1:29-39 ~ Jesus healed many people

Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)

Morning Reading: Mark 1:29-39 (NLT)

Peter-and-Mother-in-Law

After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them.

That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. The whole town gathered at the door to watch. So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.

Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. Later Simon and the others went out to find him. When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.”

But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.” So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.

Morning Prayer

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ: you were not ashamed to call me your brother.

+ Help me to live the new life of Easter – so that all may know the power of your love through me.
+ Every day is a proof of your love – as you bring me to this new day, make me new in mind and in heart.
+ Teach me to see you present in all mankind – help me to recognize you most in those who suffer.
+ May my life today be filled with your compassion – give me the spirit of forgiveness and a generous heart.

God my Savior, by grace through faith, you have made me a child of light. Hear my prayer that I may always walk in the light of your love and work for the truth as your witness before men. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Power of Your love”– Olso Gospel Choir

Blessing

Now to him who by his power within us is able to do far more than we ever dare to ask or imagine — to him be glory in the Church through Jesus Christ for ever and ever, amen! (Ephesians 3:20-21)

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!r