Take 3 minutes in prayer… Pause, Read, Reflect…
Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, repeat the prayer, “Jesus I trust in You.” Allow the prayer to center yourself around God’s love — a love that is living, working, moving, and guiding us in all we do, every moment of every day.
Our Gospel today: MK 1:29-39
On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them. When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him. Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.” He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.” So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.
- What is God speaking to me about through this Gospel?
- Do I seek Jesus out and ask for His help with the problems and struggles in my life?
- Where do I go to refresh and renew my relationship with God?
Lord my God, thank you for your hand, always outstretched to help me up. Help me remember to come to you when I am in need, and not forget you when things are going well. Renew and refresh me every moment of every day.
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