Tomorrow we will gather with Your Family. We thank You that those of us who preach are a part of Your Family as well. May we never forget that crucial fact. As we gather, many of us will be hurting. Some will be suffering from their own physical pain. Some will be in great mental duress over the pain of someone close to us, or because of something that has happened to us.
Many of those of us who are a part of Your Family are tired. We are tired of politics, mass media, and social media. We are tired of how some Christians behave toward brothers and sisters in Jesus.
Dear God, Your Family, including Your preachers, are in desperate need of a place to rest from the weariness of life. We ask that You grant to Your men, a special measure of wisdom. Help us to speak life-giving and life-changing words, Your Words. Help us, through these words to bring rest to the weary soul. Help us to offer an oasis in the desert. Help us to drink deeply from the Water of Life. Help us to feed Your flock with the richness that can nourish their souls. Please allow Your Son, Your Gospel, Your Hope, Your Grace, Your Mercy, and Your Life to overflow from us to Your People.