Loving and gracious God,
May I always feel unprepared to preach, lead worship and engage in ministry.
May I always feel inadequate for the task at hand.
May I always feel weak…
…for when I am weak, unprepared, inadequate, it is then that I am strong, for in those moments your Spirit takes over and does something amazing.
May I know your Spirit’s presence this morning, and always, that you may be lifted up and glorified and not me. For when I feel strong, prepared and adequate for the task ahead it is then that I seek the glory. May that never be.
So I lay everything at your feet this morning and ask that you use me.
May your Word break through hearts of stone.
May your Word strengthen weak faith.
May your Word give life to dry bones.
This I lift up to you through your glorious Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord.
The pastor -|—