A MIGHTY PLEAD FOR STRENGTH
Our Almighty God,
I desire to preach all the time, but i am weak and needy to my task;
Yet I long that people might be edified with your divine truth,that a mighty moving may come from Thee;
Give me assistance in preaching and prayer, with heart uplifted for grace and anointing.
Present to my view things pertaining to my subject, with fullness of matter and clarity of thought, proper expressions, fluency, fervency and sense of the things I preach, and grace to apply them to every life…
Keep me conscious all the while of my defects and let me not boast in pride over my performance.
Help me to offer a testimony for Thyself and to thy mercy.
Attend to the sorrows of thy people, and find comfort.
Attend with power the truth preached and awaken the attention of my audience.
May your people be refreshed, moved, convicted, comforted, and help me draw your people to Christ’s incarnation and suffering, that men might be made holy.
I myself need thy support, comfort, strength, holiness, that I might be a pure channel of your grace and be able to do something for You.
And keep me in tune with you oh Lord as I do your work for your glory’s sake.
In Jesus, Amen.