Today’s Prayer

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.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door
but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.
 But he who enters by the door
is the shepherd of the sheep.
  To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice,
and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
 
When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him,
for they know his voice.
  A stranger they will not follow,
but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
 
This figure of speech Jesus used with them,
but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
John 10:1-6

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