Prayers for the preacher

Prayers for Illumination

With what words does a reader of scripture release hold of the words to be read and allow the spirit to speak? How does a preacher relinquish control and open themself to proclaim the unharnessed ‘word of God’? These prayers might be used preceding or following a scripture reading, or as a segway into the […]

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Prayer before Preaching — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

God, prepare me. Proclamation Channel Instrument Prepared yet overtaken Connection Identification ‘That’s me!’ Mouth of God Beyond words translated Interpreted Confirming purpose and usefulness Use me, God. Keep me humble. Use me beyond my perceived limits. Today may I be on fire With your spirit With your word Consumed yet refined Given yet received Blessed

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