Heavenly Father, in our security, let us not refuse to listen to you. In our insecurity, let us not seek solutions which solve nothing but only exacerbate our tenuous situation.

We would lead others to you as a shepherd guides his sheep to water and pasture. Make us faithful followers by whose example and teaching others may reach you and hear your call.

May your flock become fruitful and numerous. Raise up shepherds to guide and protect them in every place where saints call upon your name. May none of your flock go missing.

We praise you for raising up for us the righteous Branch of David, who reigns wisely and administers justice and righteousness among your people. He has saved us and we dwell securely under his Lordship. We live in peace because of him, and give you thanks for every blessing of grace.