It's no accident of language that on very hard days, those of us "devoted to good works" might say that we are just dead tired. That's when we need someone to give us a hand and help us up, whether we are literally dead or not. When you read this, I will be a preaching conference, hopefully getting rejuvenated and refreshed by experiencing worship led by other people, and I'm looking forward to being given a hand. If that's the direction your thinking is heading, then head on over to Acts 9:36-43 and this week's story.
However, you might instead be pondering all things sheep and shepherd, in which case the Psalm (23) and the passage from John might be better. Personally, I love to preach on the 23rd Psalm since its such a familiar one to so many people. It's fun to hold those familiar words up and see if the light shines through them in an unfamiliar way.
And, , if you are bravely continuing your series on Revelation, please let us know.
In fact, whatever your early-in-the-week thoughts are, let us know. We can all use a hand up this week as our own worship planning starts to take shape, dead tired or not.