Lord God, my purpose is to serve you. And in serving you it is to serve your people—to teach them, hopefully to inspire them, to lead them back to you. This day as I prepare I feel fully ill-equipped. I am tired. I am worn out. I feel completely empty with nothing left to offer them. Remind me that it is not about me, or about what I have to offer, but instead it is about you and what I take from you to give to them.
Your people need your Word. Your people need your truth. I need those things for myself as well. Show me how to proclaim your Word with confidence and with conviction. What is it you want your people to hear this morning?