The Theology and Spirituality of the Lector - June 2011 by Parker Sandoval
~ Prayer of Preparation ~
Lord, invest me with your power as I prepare to proclaim the Marvel of your Message. As I prepare my readings may I take with me the meaning of what I am about to read; help me, I ask, to read not just with my lips but with my whole heart and soul. Lord, make me a hollow reed so that Your Voice will be heard by all who will hear me. Free me of excessive concern over my performance, over the impression I create in this Sacred Action. Convert my feelings of nervousness; turn all my apprehensions into an energy for proclaiming Your Word with power and authority. May Your Spirit fill me as it fills the holy words that I am about to proclaim. AMEN.