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Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

Let us pray with all our hearts, the adapted words used by the Centurion just before we go up to receive the Holy Eucharist, “Lord I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

Lord I surrender to You my intellect, for Your thoughts and words are supreme and above all. “Lord I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

I surrender to You my body, mind and Spirit so that You can fill be with Your grace and correct all that is not right within me. “Lord I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

Sanctify my eyes, ears, mouth and heart so that all I do bring Glory to You O Lord, “Lord I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

Let us walk in Your light Lord now and forevermore. Amen

First reading

Isaiah 2:1-5 ·

The Lord gathers all nations together into the eternal peace of God’s kingdom

The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

In the days to come

the mountain of the Temple of the Lord

shall tower above the mountains

and be lifted higher than the hills.

All the nations will stream to it,

peoples without number will come to it; and they will say:

    ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

    to the Temple of the God of Jacob

    that he may teach us his ways

    so that we may walk in his paths;

    since the Law will go out from Zion,

    and the oracle of the Lord from Jerusalem.’

He will wield authority over the nations

and adjudicate between many peoples;

these will hammer their swords into ploughshares,

their spears into sickles.

Nation will not lift sword against nation,

there will be no more training for war.

O House of Jacob, come,

let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Gospel

Matthew 8:5-11

‘I am not worthy to have you under my roof: give the word, and my servant will be healed’

When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed, and in great pain.’ ‘I will come myself and cure him’ said Jesus. The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself, and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man: Go, and he goes; to another: Come here, and he comes; to my servant: Do this, and he does it.’ When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘I tell you solemnly, nowhere in Israel have I found faith like this. And I tell you that many will come from east and west to take their places with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob at the feast in the kingdom of heaven.’