Most gracious God,
Grant me the words to say this morning.
Grant me boldness to proclaim your truth.
Grant me faith to receive your grace.
Grant me patience to receive everyone in love.
Grant me a heart to see everyone as you see them.
Help me to be faithful to my calling and help me to be faithful to the Word that is placed before me today.
Now may the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God, my Rock and Redeemer.