For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, I know that doubt and uncertainty impose fear while faith and assurance develops a calm, trusting spirit. Even though I know this, please help me to stop looking to the world for strength or encouragement and instead to look to Your Word where I am convinced that You will protect and guard all that You have entrusted and purposed me to do. I never want to be conflicted in my convictions. By the empowerment of Your Holy Spirit moving through me, help me to boldly stand in my convictions when the world or even those close to me assault my Faith. It is through Your strength and through Your Power that I remain Faithful. May the purifying of my Faith, worth more than gold, bring praise, glory and honor to You and Your Son. Amen.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
21 When Jesus had crossed again (in the boat) to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him, and He stayed close to the sea.
22 One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing Him he fell at His feet
23 and pleaded earnestly with Him, saying, "My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay Your hands on her that she may get well and live."
24 He went off with him, and a large crowd followed Him and pressed upon Him.
25 There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.
26 She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.
27 She had heard about Jesus and came up behind Him in the crowd and touched His cloak.
28 She said, "If I but touch His clothes, I shall be cured."
29 Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
30 Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from Him, turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?"
31 But His disciples said to Him, "You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, 'Who touched me?'"
32 And He looked around to see who had done it.
33 The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told Him the whole truth.
34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction."
35 While He was still speaking, people from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?"
36 Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid; just have faith."
37 He did not allow anyone to accompany Him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
38 When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, He caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
39 So He went in and said to them, "Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep."
40 And they ridiculed Him. Then He put them all out. He took along the child's father and mother and those who were with Him and entered the room where the child was.
41 He took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!"
42 The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. (At that) they were utterly astounded.
43 He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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