The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 04 Feb – Mark 1:29-39 ~ Jesus preaches and heals the sick and demonized

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Prayer

Out of your power and compassion, O God, you sent your Son into our afflicted world to proclaim the day of salvation. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up our wounds. Bring us health of body, mind and spirit and raise us to new life in your service. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“All the Poor and Powerless” – All Sons & Daughters


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Gospel Reading: Mark 1:21-28 (NLT)

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.

Prayers of Intercession:

God-who-heals: Hear the prayers of your afflicted people –

+ For those who spread the Gospel, that your Spirit may strengthen them when they feel weary….
+ For those who are in positions of power and trust, that they may say “NO” to corruption….
+ For those who are brokenhearted, that they may be comforted and healed….
+ For those who are sick, that we may visit them often and pray for them always….
+ For those who are depressed, that in moments of despair they may know that your are with them….
+ For those who are relatives and in-laws, that families may be places of love and encouragement….
+ For those who have died in Christ, that they may live in Christ’s love throughout eternity….

We praise you, God-almighty, for you heal the sick and brokenhearted: graciously hear our prayers and respond according to your purpose and our need, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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“Boldly I Approach” – Rend Collective


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Blessing – Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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