Daily Prayer & Reading 2/11
February 11, 2018
Our Lady of Lourdes
Blessed Mother, you gave the world hope when you appeared before the young peasant girl, Bernadette. So many years after your apparitions, we still turn to you for your holy intercession. Heal us, give us hope. Renew our faith in your Son, Jesus. Amen.
A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched him, and said to him,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning the him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”
The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.