Sunday, March 03, 2013

Prayer Before Preaching

LORD, unleash your holy word
And renew our hearts, we pray.
May the message--spoken, heard--
Pierce and wash and heal today.

Cast down evil fortresses.
Root out stubborn, long-held sin
And its sturdy butresses.
Make us pure and clean within.

For since, in God’s wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.  (1 Corinthians 1:21 HCSB)

The decades-old photo shows my late father.

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