In our effort to get the reading right, it is possible to overlook this very important part of our preparation.
ü Read the next Sunday’s gospel as a Sunday night prayer the week before you read.
ü During the days before you proclaim your reading, read the text you are to proclaim as part of your daily prayer.
ü Pray that you be open to the Spirit in finding the meaning of the text and in communicating it to the congregation.
ü Pray for the Spirit to open the minds and hearts of those who will hear your proclamation.