Daily Prayer for a Lector
Lord, invest me with Your Power as I prepare to proclaim the marvel of Your Message.
I have prepared my reading, I have tried to take within 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 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.