Prayer About Jesus as My Watchful Shepherd

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Photo taken in Kansas.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I thank You for Jesus giving His life for my salvation and being my Good Shepherd. In John 10:11, Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

It is a great blessing to know that after accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I belong to You now and for eternity. I have access to all the benefits for living the life that You have laid out in Your Word (Bible).

You also want to watch over me with love and protection just as a shepherd does for his sheep. As a child of Yours, direct me to be able to clearly listen to Your voice just as sheep listen to the voice of their shepherd. John 10:27My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

I am thankful that just like a shepherd supplies all of the needs of his sheep, You promise to supply all my needs according to the plan You have laid out for me in the present and the future. Philippians 4:19And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

It is such a peaceful thought to know that when this life is over and finished with all its sickness, pain, and suffering that I will be dwelling in Your house (Heaven) for eternity. There is no greater joy on this earth to think about than Psalm 23:6bAnd I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

To You be the Glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Prayer Based on Psalm 23

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Photo taken in Kansas.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Loving Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the peace, comfort and joy that I can gain from this Psalm. You promise all-encompassing provision in my life and that I will lack nothing. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

I ask You to guide me along the right path, to provide me with comfort and refreshment. In Your Name is where I can find peace, joy and a more fulfilled life. “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”

It is such a blessing that no matter what destruction and chaos the evil one will bring my way, I do not need to fear because I know that You are with me ​and Your protection is unfailing. This continually brings me comfort. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

I appreciate the fact that wherever I am, You provide and bless me beyond what I could ever understand. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.”

Thank you that I can know that Your goodness and love towards me will never end. When You call me home I will join You in glory, praising Your Name forever and ever. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Direct my relationship with You ​to be like ​that of a sheep to his shepherd, ​where I rely on You in total trust for everything in ​my life at all times.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.