“The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.” Isaiah 50:4 We hope that this ministry strengthens and reinforces your faith. The lectors proclaim the good news of Christ with reverence, making God present to the gathered parishioners. Prayer leaders read the 1 st and 2 nd readings as well as the Responsorial Psalm when it is not sung during Mass. Lectors are expected to dress in a modest and respectful manner.