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Daily Prayer 2016-02-08
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Faith and Christ’s Healing Power
U. S. A. | SPIRITUAL LIFE
February 8, 2016 - Monday in the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time
After making the crossing, they came to land at
Gennesaret and tied up there. As they were leaving the
boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding
country and began to bring in the sick on mats
to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages or towns
or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the
marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the
tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it
Introductory Prayer: I believe in your power of healing
grace, in your capacity to heal both physically and spiritually.
I come to you in spiritual illness and weakness, confident
in your desire to heal and strengthen me. I humbly
offer you my soul, wounded and aching from the spiritual
cancer of self-love, pride and self-sufficiency. I abandon myself to
your loving mercy. Thank you, Lord, for watching over me
and loving me unconditionally.
Petition: Lord, heal my heart and soul,
and help me to do what I must do to
maintain my spiritual health.
- “People recognized him, and started hurrying
all through the countryside.” For the most part, the people
in this Gospel were not “hurrying throughout the countryside” to
invite others to come and seek forgiveness and spiritual healing
from Jesus. They were in haste, yes, but in haste
to bring the sick so that the Lord would heal
them from their physically infirmities. How blind is the human
heart that often fears physical illness more than spiritual infirmities
and falling out of God’s grace! The gravest ills we
can suffer are those that come from within us: “For
from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft,
false witness, blasphemy. These are what defile a person” (Matthew
- “They laid down the sick in the open
spaces, begging him to let them touch even the fringe
of his cloak.” Holy men and women throughout the centuries
have firmly believed that “touching” Christ through receiving the sacraments
brings about spiritual healing and redemption. “My heart has been
wounded by many sins,” St. Ambrose used to pray before
he celebrated Mass, “my mind and tongue carelessly left unguarded.
Lord of kindness and power, in my lowliness and need
I am turning to you, the fountain of mercy; I
am hurrying to you to be healed; I am taking
refuge under your protection. I am longing to meet you,
not as my Judge but as my Savior. Lord, I
am not ashamed to show you my wounds. Only you
know how many and how serious my sins are, and
though they could make me fear for my salvation, I
am putting my hope in your mercies, which are beyond
count. Look on me with mercy, then, Lord Jesus Christ,
eternal King, God and man, crucified for our sake. I
am putting my trust in you, the fountain that will
never stop flowing with merciful love: hear me and forgive
my sins and weaknesses.”
- “All those who touched him
were cured.” All those who touched Jesus Christ with the
touch of faith were cured: the Canaanite woman, the blind
man, the ten lepers, the man with a withered hand,
the paralytic, Jairus’ daughter, the woman with the hemorrhage, the
boy with a demon, the Gerasene demoniac, the deaf man.
All these people in the Gospel had something in common:
it was their faith that allowed the Lord to heal
them. The phrase used in the case of the woman
with the hemorrhage is telling: “power had gone out from
him” (Mark 5:30). Faith is one of the most powerful
acts of the human person, since God himself chooses to
be moved by it. How strong is my faith in
the power of our Lord Jesus Christ? Do I reach
out and touch him in faith every day? Do I
allow him to act in my life through faith? What
am I waiting for?
Conversation with Christ: Lord, you are all
powerful and the source of my salvation and spiritual healing.
In this prayer I am reaching out to touch you
in faith, even though I am unworthy and my faith
is weak. Heal me, Lord. Give me the strength to
resist the power of evil in my life and to
adhere to your grace and goodness. Lord, I believe; increase
Resolution: I will offer up short acts of faith
in the Lord throughout the day.
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