July 4 – Thursday
Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading MT 9:1-8
What cripples the mind and heart and stifles the healing power of love? Sin and unforgiveness. Sin cripples us more than any physical ailment can. Sin is the work of the kingdom of darkness and it holds us in eternal bondage. There is only one solution and that is the healing, cleansing power of Jesus' forgiveness.
The Lord Jesus is ever ready to bring us healing of mind, body, and soul. His grace brings us freedom from the power of sin and from bondage to harmful desires and addictions.
Prayer: (all together)
Lord Jesus, through your merciful love and forgiveness, I ask you to heal me, body and and spirit. Amen