Prepare my heart, mind and soul for the wonders that await me today, Beloved Creator. Mindfully I will embrace, whether blessed or stressed, every chance to welcome the counsel of your Spirit.
Gird me for the joys and jostles, for the merriment and mishaps which will occasion me today, and may every moment serve only to draw me nearer and dearer to you!
John 10: 3-10 abbreviated and paraphrased
.....the gatekeeper opens the gate for his sheep, and the sheep hear his voice. The shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them... When the shepherd has brought out all his own, the shepherd goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow the shepherd because they know his voice.
They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from the stranger because they do not know the voice of strangers... the shepherd comes that his sheep may have life and have it more abundantly.
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