God, Creator and Sustainer of my life, pull Your beloved child into Your deep counsel. Confusion threatens to undermine my faith as I look at the world around me. Grace me, Lord God, with peace that passes understanding as I let the story of my life unfold according to Your perfect will. Remind me that I do not need to have the big picture as long as I am submissive to You, who does. Mold me in ways that will ultimately help You to carry out Your plan. Shape me in refinement so that I better reflect the glorious truth of Your Son in a world saturated with lies. Reassure me of my identity in You -that I am a treasured child of God who has a plan and a purpose ordained by Your hands before time began. Where I am weak, You are my strength, O God. Where I am blinded, Lord, help me to see. In all things, Jesus, bring me close so that I know the intimate sound of Your voice, my Shepherd. I wish not to make companionship with confusion. Neither do I want to let despair hold me captive. Instruct me with sweet words of wisdom, Lord, so that I can put the next foot forward in devotion to You. Under the wisdom of John 10:1-6 and the authority of Christ Jesus in whom all mystery is known, these prayers are lifted on high by the sheep of Your pasture.