O Lord God, dear Father in heaven, I am indeed unworthy of the office and ministry in which I am to make known Thy glory and to nurture and to serve this congregation.
But since Thou hast appointed me to be a pastor and teacher, and the people are in need of the teachings and the instructions, O be Thou my helper and let Thy holy angels attend me.
Then if Thou art pleased to accomplish anything through me, to Thy glory and not to mine or to the praise of men, grant me, out of Thy pure grace and mercy a right understanding of Thy Word and that I may also diligently perform it.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Thou Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, send Thy Holy Spirit that He may work with me, yea, that He may work in me to will and to do through Thy divine strength according to Thy good pleasure. Amen. (Luther’s sacristy prayer.)
“For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth” (2 Corinthians13:8)
“Porque nada podemos contra la verdad, sino por la verdad.” (2 Corintios 13:8)
Pastor James T. Cater
6390 SW 32nd Street
Miramar, FL 33023