WEEKLY PRAYER GUIDE
The reading and preaching of God’s Word stand at the center of worship and constitutes one of the privileged moments of worship. The words that introduce and respond to the reading and preaching of Scripture are important for helping the congregation to receive them both attentively.
The power of God’s Word comes not from the ink and paper of our printed Bibles or from the creative rhetoric of a preacher but from the work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has inspired Scripture and now works in the community of faith to use the proclamation of the Word to comfort, challenge, correct, inspire, and deepen the faith and life of God’s people.
Let the words of your servant’s mouth
and the meditation of our hearts
be pleasing in your sight,
O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer.
Through Christ. Amen
– Based on Psalm 19:14 NRSV
READ AND MEDITATE ON:
Psalm 27:11, Psalm 119:33-34
-The Worship Sourcebook