“ Hear us O Shepherd of Israel
Show us your mighty power
Strengthen this vine and protect it
The Son of your love
The stock your right hand has planted
Then we will never turn back from you
Revive us again
That we may trust in you
Make your face to shine down on us “
Settle yourself in a quiet place
Imagine the sounds of the quiet green space all around you to gaze upon .
There are so many places in scripture that refer to God as the shepherd of his flock.
I receive this image of God
His delight and love to care for his sheep.
His desire to protect and grow and nurture them.
Where today do you need to know God as your Shepherd?
Are you able to trust in someone else rather than yourself ?
Can you let go of trying to change everything and everyone around you?
Pause to pray
Today, I welcome you, O Lord as my Shepherd
I will not want for anything today but your face to shine down upon me.
As I face difficulties and challenges may I surrender into your care that you have this situation and it is not mine to fight for .
Let me trust in you as my good shepherd and feel the freedom to graze upon the grass you provide.
Strengthen my hands to do your work today.
May I welcome all that comes to me for I know it is for my healing .
May my face reflect your delight that shines upon me and let the rays of your love shine upon all those I meet.”