THURSDAY (April 29, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.” (John 10:11–14)
Jesus, our good shepherd, is always with us. He journeys with us. He guides us. He leads us. He cares for us. Luther writes, “in this single little word ‘shepherd’ there are gathered together in one almost all the good and comforting things that we praise in God”.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Bonnie this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.