Lord Jesus, You enter by the gate, for You are the Shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for You, and the sheep listen to your voice. You call each of your own sheep by name and lead us out. And when You have brought out all of your own, You go on ahead of us… and we follow You because we know your voice. You are the Gate for the sheep; whoever enters through You will be saved. Through You, we come in and go out, and find pasture. You have come that we may have life, and have it to the full. You are the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep. You know your sheep and we know You— and You lay down your life for us. You have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. You must bring them also. They too will listen to your voice, and there shall be one flock and one Shepherd. Thank You, Dear Lord for leading us, for caring for us, for giving your own life… for us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
A prayer based on John 10:10-16 New International Version