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Daily Prayer - 2014-09-03

Presence

At any time of the day or night we can call on Jesus.
He is always waiting, listening for our call.
What a wonderful blessing.
No phone needed, no e-mails, just a whisper.

Freedom

Lord, I pray for your gift of freedom.
May your Holy Spirit
guide those in power to work for
equality for all your people.

Consciousness

How wonderful it is to be able
to enter into your presence Lord.
No matter what time it is.
No matter which land I am in.
I need only to speak your name.

The Word of God

Luke 4:38-44

After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them. As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. Demons also came out of many, shouting, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah. At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, ‘I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose.’ So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea.

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • In this passage we hear about 24 hours in the life of the Saviour of the World. Let us follow in his footsteps. His day begins alone in conversation with his heavenly Father. He then makes his way to join his brothers and sisters for worship in the local synagogue. Next comes a visit to the home of Peter whose mother-in-law is feeling feverish. After curing her, he is happy to remain on for the meal she prepares for himself and other guests.
  • People, hearing of his visit, are bringing their sick from the surrounding neighbourhood in the hope of a cure. All are delighted, Only the demons are disappointed. His very presence is enough to silence them. Shortly he will leave to bring the good news to other places.
  • He is as truly walking through your life now as he was on that day in Capharnaum. Have the confidence to ask him for whatever you need.

Conversation

Jesus, you always welcomed little children when you walked on this earth.
Teach me to have a childlike trust in you.
To live in the knowledge that you will never abandon me.

Conclusion

I thank God for these few moments we have spent alone together and for any insights I may have been given concerning the text.

Amen

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