"God, make them not throw tomatoes this time, for your glory…"

Okay, maybe that’s not what preachers should pray as we step into the pulpit, but most of us do pray something as we walk to the front of the room. I read this blog this morning and was reminded in a new way how important prayer is not just for the sermon delivery, but for the whole work of preparation.

I know you pray for your sermon at least once a week. As you’re walking toward the front on Sunday morning, prayers are flying thick and fast: Help! You know people need to hear something more than an inspiring thought or tip. They need to hear from God. And if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen through you. So you pray!

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