Finally, Writing It

A Preacher’s Prayer

Dear and gracious God,
It's time to write my first sermon for a new church setting. It is my prayer that I will find a way to open your word to these people and to myself, that we might all feel the reality and the thrill of the presence of Christ in our midst as we hear the Emmaus story and later go to the table together.
I know this story, and I have a large handful of ideas about what I want to say. It has been a busy week, with no peace and quiet for writing. Today I have that peace and space. Help me to make the most of it! Guide my feet on the road of preaching; help me to see you when you appear.
In Christ's name I pray.