Then, leaving the synagogue, he and his disciples went over to Simon and Andrew's home, where they found Simon's mother-in-law sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. He went to her bedside, and as he took her by the hand and helped her to sit up, the fever suddenly left, and she got up and prepared dinner for them!
By sunset the courtyard was filled with the sick and demon-possessed, brought to him for healing; and a huge crowd of people from all over the city of Capernaum gathered outside the door to watch. So Jesus healed great numbers of sick folk that evening and ordered many demons to come out of their victims. (But he refused to allow the demons to speak, because they knew who he was.)
The next morning he was up long before daybreak and went out alone into the wilderness to pray. Later, Simon and the others went out to find him, and told him, ``Everyone is asking for you.''
But he replied, "We must go on to other towns as well, and give my message to them too, for that is why I came.'' So he travelled throughout the province of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and releasing many from the power of demons.
O Angel of God my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me near, ever this night/day be at my side, to light, to rule, to guard, to guide Amen....
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