The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the First Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 11 January 2023 Hebrews 2:14-18 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Mark 1:29-39
Lord Jesus, allow me to imitate today your Apostles Simon and Andrew, James and John in "immediately telling you" (Mk. 1:30) of how sick and down with all kinds of problems our own family members and relatives, friends and everyone going through trials in life; come, Lord Jesus, "grasp their hands" like Simon's mother-in-law and "help them up" (Mk.1:31).
Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.Hebrews 2:18
At this very moment, Lord Jesus, I pray for those going through their medical exams - please calm them, assure them of your presence; accompany too, dear Jesus, those going through dialysis, chemotherapy, surgery, and other medical procedures for their ailments; comfort and console those living separately who have to endure the pains and troubles of worrying their loved ones going through difficulties in far and distant lands; touch and ease the pains of those who have experienced failures and disappointments, even frustrations to assure them that it is better to be fruitful than successful in life; uplift, O Lord, those with sagging spirits in being good, in being holy, in being honest and true, in being faithful and just; touch them, Jesus, pat their shoulders that they may forge on with you in being good. Amen.