Morning Prayer: 03 February – Mark 6:1-6 ~ dishonored at home

Wednesday of Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me. (John 10:27)

Morning Reading: Mark 6:1-6 (NLT)

Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.

unbelief

Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people.

Morning Prayer

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy, he gave us new birth into a living hope by his Son’s resurrection from the dead. Father, give us your strength.

+ Turn our eyes to Jesus Christ your Son. May he lead us in our faith and bring it to perfection.
+ We pray for cheerfulness and a generous heart; may we bring joy to our homes, to our work, and to all whom we meet.
+ We pray for all who are working today; be with us at home and in the city, in the factory and in the fields.
+ We pray for those who have no work; we pray for the disabled and the sick, for those who cannot find work, and for those who are retired.

Remember, Lord, your solemn covenant, renewed and consecrated by the blood of the Lamb, so that we, your people, may obtain forgiveness for our sins and a continued growth in grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“All I Have Is Christ” – Sovereign Grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ | Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

I once was lost in darkest night | Yet thought I knew the way | The sin that promised joy and life | Had led me to the grave | I had no hope that You would own | A rebel to Your will | And if You had not loved me first | I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race | Indifferent to the cost | You looked upon my helpless state | And led me to the cross | And I beheld God’s love displayed | You suffered in my place | You bore the wrath reserved for me | Now all I know is grace

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone | And live so all might see | The strength to follow Your commands | Could never come from me | Oh Father, use my ransomed life | In any way You choose | And let my song forever be | My only boast is You

Blessing

(May you) grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

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



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