A friend of mine has been asked to preach to the congregation tonight. He’s fantastic with people, he’s just come back from a year of missionary work in Japan, and he’s done brief talks to large groups, but he’s not done something like this before.
And so my prayer today is for Andy and for everyone else who is called to stand in front of any kind of group and declare God’s Sovereignty, teach God’s word, and encourage others in their faith.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I humbly ask that you encourage the encouragers, teach the teachers and guide the preachers and ministers of your Word. You have given them a huge responsibility to care for your flock, so they need your strength and your wisdom so that they are able to honour you in their work.
I ask that you help all of us to remember that even if we aren’t called to teach, we will always be living examples of your Love. Help us to be the best examples we can be. Help us to shine with your light in everything we do.
And most especially, Lord, I ask that you help all of us to persevere - even when we feel like we are making little difference, even when we feel discouraged or alone, even when we are lost for words.
In your Son’s name,
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