First: Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Is not … life on earth nothing more than pressed service? …. Restlessly I fret ’till twilight falls … swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed.
- Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted
- Praise the Lord for he is good
- The Lord builds up Jerusalem
- Our Lord is great and almighty.
Second: I Corinthians 9 16-19, 22-23
Paul says “I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel … I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could ….
Gospel: Mark 1 29-39
Jesus heals: firstly Simon’s mother-in-law of a fever, and then many in the town who were suffering diseases or posessed. Then he goes to a lonely place to pray – and then to the neighbouring towns to preach there too.
- Jesus as healer – heals the broken so they are free to serve God and God’s people.
- The pain of suffering.
- The hope which healing brings.
- Without Christ, our lives are like drudgery.
- All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
- Balm in Gilead
- Be Still and Know that I am God
- Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
- How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
- Jesu Lover of my Soul
- O God our Help in Ages Past
- O Praise ye the Lord
- O Worship the King
- Your Hands O Lord in Days of Old
- Healer of Every Ill – Haugen
- Healer of the Sick – Leftley
- Lay Your Hands – Landry
- The Lord will Heal the Broken Heart – Lawton
- We Cannot Measure How You Heal – Bell
- We come to You for Healing Lord – Stuempfle
It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy