Daily Prayer for a Lector

 

God of power and might.

Give me the desire to do your will daily.

Help me come to the scriptures

            with a heart willing to be

            refreshed and renewed.

May I be nourished always by your word.

I ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

Prayer on Opening the Scriptures

 

O God, come to my assistance.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

That your word may be ever in my mind,

            ever on my lips,

            and ever in my heart.

As I proclaim your praises in the midst

            of your people.

This I ask through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

A Lector’s Prayer before Mass

 

Almighty God.

As I prepare myself to read,

            still my heart.

Help me immerse myself in the scriptures

to hear your message in them,

that I may proclaim your message

to others.

I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

 

Prayers before Reading the Word

 

Almighty God,

be with me, your servant,

as I proclaim your word to the

assembly.

May my proclamation of the scriptures

            help your word live anew among

            the gathering of the body of Christ.

I pray that I will serve you in all that I do.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

The Lord be in my heart

            and in my mouth

            to read the holy Word of God.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

            and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Amen

 

 

Almighty God,

            enlighten my heart,

            with knowledge of you.

Open my mind to the understanding

            of the scriptures,

As I proclaim your word to the assembly

            of your people.

This I ask through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

 

Prayer after Reading the Word

 

O God, open my heart to the wisdom

            of your Son,

fix in my mind his sound teaching,

that, without concern for the cost,

I may work without ceasing

for the coming of your kingdom.

This I ask though Christ our Lord.

 

Amen

 

 

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