Tried to put the gist of this in the subject.
Often in my tradition (ELCA), the preacher will say a quick prayer before preaching; often it's the "May the words of my mouth.." prayer, or something similar.
I can't seem to find any history on it, though... why do we do it? Is it historical? And the most important question: what is its liturgical name? - this is the question that lead me down this rabbit hole.
The closest I can find is the Munda cor Meum, but that's technically before the Gospel, not the homily, if I'm not mistaken. Is what I'm talking about just that, but transposed?
Any ideas or insight you could give would be tremendously helpful -- I've come to a dead end on my search, and I don't have my liturgy professor's phone number anymore. /:
Thank you, and Peace, Jarrod