76And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, 77to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” 80And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.
Lord, often we think the great prophets and evangelists and preachers are the ones called to spread Your Word. Remind us always by the Holy Spirit that just as You called John the Baptist to prepare the way of the Lord, You call us to tell others of Your salvation through the forgiveness of our sins. Guide our feet in the pathway of peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.