Good Shepherd,
we are so grateful for your voice,
quietly,
calmly,
directing us,
leading us.
When sheep rustlers
open the gates and cast us to the wolves,
you are there,
reminding us to whom we belong.
When the flock is scattered
and each sheep is out for itself,
you are there,
reminding us that you will care for us.
When the path we trod is threatening
and the darkness overwhelms,
you are there,
an ever present comfort in the midst of our fear.
If we but trust in you,
you will give us life —
more life …
better life …
abundant life.
Help us to be patient.
Quiet our fears.
Let us into tomorrow
with new wisdom gleaned from today.


Julie Gvillo is Commissioned Pastor (PCUSA) and Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace. Julie shares liturgy written on RCL passages each week on her blog, Point of Contact: Where Life and Worship Intersect.


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