come close to us now
Come near us in our time of need.
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.
you guide us with your voice,
Help us to listen and follow no matter where your voice leads.
Help us to trust you.
protect us from the hired hands, that do not really care for us and have in the past neglected or abused us
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
Renew us, Guide us with your love and renew us with your peace. Amen