“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet…. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command….22 If a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD but the thing does not take place or prove true, it is a word that the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; do not be frightened by it.” Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 22 (RSV)Dear Heavenly Creator, we give you praise today. We praise you for waking us up this morning. We praise you for revealing your presence to us today. We praise you and thank you for your unfailing and uncompromising love.
God, we are yearning to hear your words. To hear about the prophets of old; who were obedient to your call; who spoke with authority and who have paved a mighty way for us in the name of love, justice and freedom.
God we know from the prophets of old, we can reach new heights if we truly believe in your promises and are obedient to your call.
So Dear Heavenly Creator give us the passion to Reach, Teach and Empower and to serve those that need a roof over their heads, who need food on their tables and who need the acknowledgement that they are loved.
God when we do these things in your name and are forever faithful to your call, we will go down in history as prophets of old who carried your message boldly and unafraid and brought hope, love and joy to a doubtful world.