Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told him about her at once. So he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them. (Mark 1:29-31)
Jesus, come into our families with healing so that we all may serve you.
At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. Then he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew him. (Mark 1:32-34)
Jesus, minister to our communities with healing and deliverance.
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, he went out and departed to a solitary place; and there he prayed. (Mark 1:35)
Holy Spirit, move through this diocese and give your people a hunger for times of prayer with Jesus and his Father.
And Simon and those who were with him searched for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” But he said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” And he was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons. (Mark 1:36-39)
Father, out of his times of prayer Jesus had utter clarity about his calling. Grant to your people in this diocese that same life of prayer and clarity of calling.
Now a leper came to him, imploring him, kneeling down to him and saying to him, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” (Mark 1:40-41)
Jesus, we know that you are willing to heal, please show us our part in removing any impediments to healing. Thank you.
A word received: Look to me for light in the darkness.
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Isa. 41:1-16; Eph. 2:1-10; Mark 1:29-45
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Isa. 41:17-29; Eph. 2:11-22; Mark 2:1-12