Most holy and awesome God, with simple but powerful words, you created the heavens and the earth.
With spoken words you called your servants to prophesy and proclaim.
With words you called forth Lazarus from bondage in a tomb.
With words you proclaim forgiveness, life and salvation.
And with words you create, build and maintain faith.
How I am in awe of your Word, for your Word is lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Thank you God for your holy Word through Jesus Christ our Lord and King.
But Lord, I also ask that you may bless my words. Too often we use words to bring people down through gossip and bearing false witness. May our witness be true as it blesses and praises your holy name. May we defend people, speak well of them and explain their actions in the kindest way. May people see our worship of you through our words.
Dear Lord, may your name be praised throughout the whole world and may your word go out and do what it set out to do. Bless this day and may our worship be pleasing to your ears. In Jesus name I pray…
Worship the Lord with all your heart for God is worthy.
The pastor -|—