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Daily Prayer

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Daily Prayer book

Christian Leaders – 29th September 2016

Lord God I pray today for Christian leaders – Bishops, Archbishops, Moderators, Presidents and Chairmen. May they not be weighed down by the burdens of responsibility but rather inspired and themselves led by your Holy Spirit. Through Jesus Christ who was the great leader. AMEN

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Orphaned children – 28th September 2016

I pray today, Lord, for orphaned children. Grant that they may be cared for and nurtured by kind and loving people or relatives who are sensitive and sensible. Protect them from abuse and exploitation, and open the way for them to become strong, wise and well-adjusted adults. In Christ. AMEN

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Anxiety – 27th September 2016

I pray today Lord, for people who are suffering from anxiety and nervous tension. Help them to cast all their care on you because you care for them. Help them to pray and to let you in to help them to carry their load of anxiety and worry. Put your arms around them. In Jesus’ name. AMEN

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

Sheep without a shepherd

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd”.

Mk 6:34 NIV

Sheep are useful animals. They produce wool and meat, and, though meek and inoffensive, are plentiful the world over with no likelihood of facing extinction. But they need careful shepherding, being prone to attack and theft.

Jesus observed that the people beside the lake were like sheep without a shepherd. For one thing sheep cannot find their way without a shepherd, neither can many people. Some “are like lost children out in the rain”. One person said, “I woke up in the middle of the wood, and it was dark, and there was no clear way before me” (W.Barclay, The Gospel of Mark, p157″). Another problem sheep have when they are without a shepherd is that they cannot find their own pasture and food. That is how many people are when they have no faith. Their souls are empty, unsatisfied and uncertain. Most of them are spiritually like the prodigal son – they fill themselves spiritually “with the husks that the swine eat”. And shepherdless sheep have no defence against whatever dangers threaten them. And people have no defence against the evil that thrives in this dark and dangerous world.

Let Jesus be your shepherd. With his strength of insight he will provide you with light to guide you along the way. Being the bread of life he will provide you with the spiritual sustenance that alone can satisfy your deep inner needs. With the strength of his mighty love he can bring to your aid the most powerful force in the world which is suffering love.

For reflection

“The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want”.

                                               W. Whittingham


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