Ancient, Before The Word, Short

To Meditate On The Word – St Jerome

Lord, You have given us Your Word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   – St Jerome 342 – 420AD

Before The Word, Pastors

Before I Speak

O Lord, I place myself in Your hands. I may l be tempted on this day in which I am blessed to speak to others to do so in my own strength, as though I have any word to say, and wisdom to offer, anything of my own. Forgive me now, Lord, and forgive me then, and turn me quickly to…

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Before The Word, Pastors, Scholars

Luther’s Preaching Prayer

Lord God, I want to preach so that you are glorified. I want to speak of you, praise you, praise your name. Although I probably cannot make it turn out well, won’t you make it turn out well – Martin Luther (1483-1565AD) Found in “Luther The Preacher”

Before The Word, Holy Spirit & Pentecost, Pastors

Awaken Us

Awaken us, Holy Spirit, To your love, Open our hearts To your indwelling. Awaken us, Lord Jesus, To your life, Open our minds To your abiding. Awaken us, Lord, To your purpose, Open our wills To your guiding. Amen. – Rick Zweck

Before The Word, Listening, Longing, Urban

Welcoming Sabbath

Lord of Creation, create in us a new rhythm of life composed of hours that sustain rather than stress, of days that deliver rather than tackles. Lord of Liberation, by the rhythm of your truth, set us free from the bondage and baggage that break us, from the Pharaohs and fellows who fail us, from the plans and pursuits that…

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Before The Word, Listening

A Prayer For Wisdom

Father, take me to the place where I am saved from my pride and arrogance and Christ’s humility is centre stage, where I’m lifting up clean hands and a pure heart to You.   Take me to the place where I’m no longer looking at the mountains I face but looking down upon them, where I can see clearly and…

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