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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sunday prayer for Easter 4B/ Good Shepherd Sunday

O Lord, our Shepherding God,
come close to us now
Come near us in our time of need.

Shepherding God,
we need you in our time of anxiety.
We need you in our time of economic uncertainty.
We need you in a time of a globe trotting disease.
We need you to bind our wounds, pour your healing ointment on our heads .
We need the briars, brambles, and burrs puled out of our fleece and skin.

Shepherding God.
you guide us with your voice,
Help us to listen and follow no matter where your voice leads.
Help us to trust you.

Shepherding God,
protect us from the hired hands, that do not really care for us and have in the past neglected or abused us

Shepherding God,
thank you for your son who did lay down his life for hose who follow him and for those who are not in the fold yet..
Lord we pray for those who don’t know the shepherd, whose life circumstances kept them from knowing the good shepherd. We pray that by our actions, our behavior, and our reaching out into the community, they may come to know you

Shepherding God,
Renew us, Guide us with your love and renew us with your peace. Amen


  1. Revabi,
    thank you for this - just the balm I need this morning. I shall share this with my flock today.

  2. Abi, thank you SO much for this. I am in tears, reading it and saying, "That is my prayer, dear shepherd." This is a day filled with uncertainty...serious physical problems for the DH, and serious financial consequences of my resignation are beginning to happen. Scary, scary stuff. Balm, as liz said. Again, thank you, Abi, and thank you, Lord. Off to church and praying for something to break a good way.

  3. Thank you so much, Abi. What a beautiful prayer.

  4. Thank you, Abi. Four years later, how this resonates.


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