From Fainting Onward
Can a man be of benefit to God?

A Shepherd's Prayer


Father, as an under-shepherd of your flock, may I be willing to lay down and lay aside my life for the sheep.

I am not sure what that means, but may I never abandon the vulnerable, the weak, the lame, the wounded, or the chronic wanderers.

I will go where you lead me and take any assignment you give, but I commit to be in that place and love that flock for as long as your assignment dictates it.

I am not a hired hand serving my own interests.

Help me to remember that as I too, am also among the sheep, following the Good Shepherd.

In His Name. Amen.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." - John 10:10-11