How many times do we come to the Word of God and it seems like it goes in one ear and out the other. Without the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit, preaching can become just a transfer of information. This week, let us together plead with God to plant his word deep into our hearts and minds, into our very soul, so that we may bear the fruit of faithful, obedient lives.
A PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
help us to hear your Holy Word with open hearts
so that we may truly understand;
that we may believe;
that we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience,
seeking your honor and glory in all that we do.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
—Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) altered, as collected in The Worship Sourcebook, 3.1.15