Holy and awesome God, you have called me to preach your Word to your people. And this is an awesome calling; one that causes me to pause and wonder if I am being faithful. So God, I ask that you may stir my heart that I may know your Spirit and therefore turn over the controls. For if this task were left up to me I would surely bring it all to ruin.
But this calling to preach your Word is not limited to Sunday morning. And it’s not even limited to me as a pastor. You have called all your people to preach your Word to everyone. So in that light I ask that you may bless the children this morning as they preach your Word through their Christmas program.
But also, bless each and everyone one of us as we head out into the world so that we may not fail to preach, but boldly share our faith whether called to be a pastor or not. For through faith in Jesus Christ, all believers are received into the priesthood of all believers and therefore we are called to preach. Stir our hearts continually so that we may give you glory, continually.
Loving and worthy God, we are here ~ stir, stir, stir…
In Jesus’ name, Amen!
The pastor -|—