Before The Word, Pastors, Scholars

‘Prayer Before Preaching’ by Thomas Becon

Lord God,

We ask for your grace,

So that we would not just hear your word but also do it,

So that we would not just love your Good News but also live it,

So that we would not just enjoy your good teaching but follow it,

So that we would not just know your commandments but practice them,

To the glory of your Holy Name,

And for the health of our souls!

Amen.

 

– Thomas Becon 1511-1567AD