My Lord and Savior, I seek You with all of my heart. Let me find You within the secreted place of prayer. Let me find You deep within the darkness of my soul. Without You, Jesus, I am a wandering sheep in danger from wolves because I have not heeded the voice of my Shepherd. Apart from You I am a withering tree devoid of living water and at risk of being uprooted by any storm. Without You, my Lord, I am a fragile leaf blowing on the winds of this world, untethered to the tree of life and never finding a place to land. But with You, my King, I have all that I need. With You, all things are possible because You guide me by Your Spirit, nourish me with Your truth, and anchor me to eternal hope. Let my love for You be enriched by gratitude because You sought me and found my heart. Under the power of Your Word in Matthew 9:36 and the authority of the Name of Christ, I pray.
When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them,
because they were harassed and helpless,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9:36, ESV