A Prayer Before Preaching

Lord God Adonai,
thank you
for once again bringing me to your day,
in your house,
among your people.
Thank you for the fearsome privilege
of breaking the bread of life
once more.

Please make your presence known to me,
and help me to make my presence known to you.

Let me please you in all I do,
and especially (because my need is so great)
in my preaching.

Please meet me,
break me,
mold me,
fill me,
change me,
use me.

Show up in beauty.
Show up in holiness,
and in life-changing power.

Help me to decrease
that you may increase,
in Jesus' name, amen.

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