When we preach or hear the Word preached, we should understand that the Bible is the oracles of God. Where is the prophet among you, O Church of the living God? There is none today save one, His written Word, which is the very words of the prophets recorded for us and given to us for our benefit.
And we pray:
Speak, Lord, through Your Word to me and to all your Church. Speak to this generation, which has become so wise in its own eyes, and humble us. Let us see true wisdom and perfect beauty in Your holy Law and holy Gospel. Give us the eyes to see and the heart to obey Your truths. Amen.