Daily Worship

Finding the words to say

James Cathcart April 26, 2022 0 2
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Luke 12: 4-12 (NRSVA)

4 ‘I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. 7 But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

8 ‘And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; 9 but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say.’

In life it can be hard to know what to say.

Sometimes the trouble is finding the words.

Sometimes it’s forming the words.

Sometimes it’s meaning the words.

Sometimes it’s understanding the words.

Sometimes it’s holding on to the words.


Holy Spirit help us

You, after all, have a way with language.




Give us the words we need

when we need them.

Give us a heart to find them

confidence to form them

grace to mean them

wisdom to understand them

and faith to hold them.