Sunday, February 07, 2016

Prayer for the Church's Preaching

May the word be heard today...
Not just what some men would say,
But the word that comes from you,
Slicing hearts to make men new.

May the vacant ground be plowed
Through the preaching to the crowd
So that in each hearing heart
What was weak is set apart.

May that freshly hallowed ground
Se seeds grow, mature, abound
Till the victory is bright
And we shine with holy light.

No more seeking selfish sin.
Now's the day. Let life begin
As we kill the sinful past
And walk in your ways at last.

For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching. (I Corinthians 1:21 NET)

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