Wednesday Morning Prayer–8:00 AM February 7, 2021

Opening Sentences

        Leader:      O Lord, open my lips,

        People:    and my mouth shall proclaim 

                           your praise. 

Mark 1:29-39 (NRSV)

29 As soon as they[a] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34 And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

35 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37 When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38 He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” 39 And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Silent Prayer and Reflection

Mark 1:29-39 (American Standard Version)

29 And straightway, [a]when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with [b]James and John. 30 Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever; and straightway they tell him of her: 31 and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were sick, and them that were [c]possessed with demons. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out many demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him[d].

35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him; 37 and they found him, and say unto him, All are seeking thee. 38 And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth. 39 And he went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.

Silent Prayer and Reflection

Mark 1:29-39 (Dias Habla Hoy)

29 De allí, Jesús, Jacobo y Juan se fueron a casa de Simón y Andrés. 30 Y le contaron a Jesús que la suegra de Simón estaba en cama con fiebre. 31 Él se le acercó, la tomó de la mano y la ayudó a sentarse. ¡Inmediatamente se le quitó la fiebre y se levantó a servirlos!

32 Al atardecer, cuando ya se ponía el sol, le llevaron a Jesús todos los enfermos y endemoniados, 33 de manera que la ciudad entera estaba agolpada a la puerta. 34 Jesús sanó a muchos enfermos y endemoniados. Pero no permitía que los demonios hablaran y revelaran quién era él.

35 A la mañana siguiente, todavía de madrugada, Jesús se levantó y se fue a un lugar solitario a orar. 36 Simón y los demás fueron a buscarlo, 37 y cuando lo encontraron le dijeron:

―Toda la gente te anda buscando.

38 Él les respondió:

―Vámonos de aquí a otras ciudades cercanas donde también debo predicar. Para eso vine.

39 Así que Jesús recorrió Galilea entera predicando en las sinagogas y expulsando a los demonios.

Silent Prayer and Reflections
Thanksgiving and Intercession     

Individual prayers of intercession may be invited, asking:  “People of God, for what else do we pray?”


May the God of peace make us holy and the power of the Spirit sustain us until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Bless the Lord.  

May the Lord’s name be praise.

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