25 Christmas Prayers – Day 16

Today is the 16th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah-Raah, The Lord Our Shepherd. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason of Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-16Day 16 – Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd

Lord, sometimes we try to sneak under the fence in search of our own greener pastures. But as Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd, You know each of us by name!

You never stop looking for us and calling us back. We don’t always understand Your reasons for boundaries. But Your gate protects us from danger.

You feed us with nourishing food–not just for our bodies, but for our souls. Once we’re full, You lead us to Your own safe, green pastures where we can nestle in and find rest, refreshment, and joy for our journeys.

You, Our Shepherd, Walk Beside Us

Wherever we go–up steep mountain paths, through the deep valleys and sweet pastures, or around still waters–You walk beside us, refreshing our spirits and restoring our souls.

You, Our Good Shepherd, Lead Us Back

Lord, no matter how smart we think we are, sometimes we act just like dumb animals–like sheep. We all stray at times; we chase after other sheep instead of following You, our Good Shepherd. Because of our stubborn nature, sometimes we end up broken and bruised. Yet you pursue us, tend our wounds, and then carry us safely home in Your tender arms again. You’re jealous for Your flock, and want none of them to perish.

Your Shepherd Arms Say, “Welcome”

Thank You for nurturing us, loving us, and caring so deeply for our needs. Thank You that we can never stray too far from You. As long as we have breath, Your arms say, “Welcome!”

This Christmas we celebrate You as our Jehovah-Raah, the Lord My Shepherd. And what a wonderful Shepherd You are!

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. John 10:14 NIV

How has the Lord been your Jehovah-Raah, Shepherd, this year?

I’d love for you to share.

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    3 Responses to “25 Christmas Prayers – Day 16”

    1. JASON FROM BORONIA VICTORIA AUSTRALIA on December 16th, 2010 11:27 pm

      AS CHRISTIANS JESUS LIVES INSIDE US!

    2. Patricia Moreno on December 16th, 2013 9:30 am

      Jesus is and has been my shepard, even when I didn’t want. He was so patient and tender to me. He made me a new person.
      I praise THE LORD.
      I am from México City . Thanks Rebecca.

    3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on December 16th, 2013 2:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Patricia.

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