A Prayer for Pulpits
Pray that those men whom the Lord has entrusted with the privilege, duty and honor of preaching the Word of God on a weekly basis, will actually do just that.
Pray that the lure of personal story and staged humor will be replaced with a desire for pure milk and solid meat.
Pray that proof texting to prove a predetermined point will be substituted with carefully derived truth.
Pray that sermons will come from dedicated effort in exegetical study done to the glory of God and not from psycho-pop drivel and mystic self-help manuals.
Pray that pulpit words will be fueled by the Holy Spirit and derived from what God has said and not from what they wish God would say.
Pray for the dismantling of tradition-blinders when it becomes an affront to hard and simple biblical truths.
Pray for the heralding of Christ as a real savior who really does rescue sinners from hell without fail.
Pray that pastors are not afraid to say the H-word. Pray for their courage. Pray for their humility. Pray for wisdom. Pray for your hearing.
May your weekly church gathering be filled with the power of the Trinity through the purposed preaching of the Scriptures. Amen.
Posted on July 19, 2010, in Doctrine/Theology, Experiential / Application, Meditation/Reflections, Pastoral and tagged bible study, exegesis, prayer, preaching, pulpit ministry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.