A prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Easter:
Lord, there is nothing else that we really want than for You to be our Shepherd. Actually, that thought sorta scares the hell out of all of us.
We say …that we want you to guides us in right paths …that we recognize your voice and that we will follow you and not some thief or robber who snuck into our pasture …that we are ready for the courage of acknowledging your rod and your staff to have ourselves saved from this corrupt generation. Yea, yea, we say all that.
If we were to acknowledge our Shepherd as our Lord and Christ, as Jesus who was crucified, well, then, every one of us would repent and be baptized, seeking forgiveness of our sins. In the path of the Shepherd, only goodness and kindness follow us all the days of our lives. With you, Lord, as shepherd and guardian of our souls, we might have life and have it more abundantly. <image source>