It’s time for more pulpit prayers. I’ll be leading worship Sunday. I ask the words of my heart and mouth reflect the truth of Scripture and the Gospel.
This week’s homily — based on the Scripture readings of Samuel 16:1-13, Ephesians 5:8-14 and John 9:1-41 — will be on “Blind Spots.” My prayer request is the same as the psalmist, May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in YOUR sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:4).
The homily has been written, rehearsed and rewritten … and probably will be tweaked right up until service time. There’s a dose of personal testimony in there as well … pointing out my blind spots.
So the challenge is integrating the message into the readings. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in YOUR sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
That’s why, my friends, I need your prayers. Pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart are indeed pleasing in His sight.
If you happen to be in the Finger Lakes area of New York, I welcome you to join us at 9 a.m. at West Fayette Presbyterian Church, on Route 336 just east of Route 96A and a few miles south of Geneva and north of Sampson State Park. I invite you not to listen to the guy in the pulpit, but to enjoy the fellowship of the little church with the big heart.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Do not put off until tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.