We are able to say, by the grace of God, that we have preached, and continue to preach, the pure truth contained in God’s holy Word. But alas, at what price? Where is our zeal, our care, and our diligence as pastors? O Lord, support us therefore by Your infinite goodness. Preserve in us a good and right conscience. Fill us with zeal for Your glory. Increase in us the knowledge, the wisdom, the love, and the endurance required for such a calling. In sum, be pleased to bless our modest efforts.