Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prayer To The Good Shepherd

Lord Jesus, our Good Shepherd,
You desire those You have called to hear Your voice and to stay with Your flock.
Many wolves threaten to scatter the flock, but You are no ordinary shepherd who leaves his flock at the sight of the wolves; You handed Yourself over to them and sacrificed Yourself for love of Your flock.
Grant me the grace to always hear and heed Your voice so as to avoid the snare of the wolves that threaten my faith and my life in You.
Bring all those You seek into the safety of Your fold. 
It is only through You and by You that we can be saved.
Lead us, our one True Shepherd, safely to our heavenly home.


Michael said...

Nice reflection Karinann!

Our priest started his sermon on this telling us that sheep are basically one of the dumbest animals on earth with no means of protection whatsoever ... and thus need constant guidance and protection. Nothing like starting the day with that!

God Bless.

Karinann said...

Thanks Michael. I think your pastor got that right~that description of the sheep fits us perfectly. On the upside, they do seem kind of cute and lovable :)

Colleen said...

Praying this with you! Beautiful. Hugs and blessings.

Patricia said...

Love this, Karin. Thank you! I've heard that sheep are dumb too,
but that they absolutely know their master's voice, and only follow him. So...perhaps they are smarter than us! : )

Karinann said...

Thanks for joining me in the prayer, Colleen.

Glad you liked the prayer, Patricia, and yes maybe we could learn something from those sheep :)

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.