Ezekiel 34:11-16“‘God, the Master, says: From now on, I myself am the shepherd. I’m going looking for them. As shepherds go after their flocks when they get scattered, I’m going after my sheep.I’ll rescue them from all the places they’ve been scattered to in the storms. I’ll bring them back from foreign peoples, gather them from foreign countries, and bring them back to their home country. I’ll feed them on the mountains of Israel, along the streams, among their own people. I’ll lead them into lush pasture so they can roam the mountain pastures of Israel, graze at leisure, feed in the rich pastures on the mountains of Israel.And I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep. I myself will make sure they get plenty of rest. I’ll go after the lost, I’ll collect the strays, I’ll doctor the injured, I’ll build up the weak ones and oversee the strong ones so they’re not exploited.God is our Shepherd. He looks after us. He rescues us. He takes care of us. Even when we feel as though he has forgotten us, he is there beside us.Lord, be my shepherd today. Help me to stay on the path you have set for me. Hold my hand. Guide me. Forgive me for trying to do it my way and forgetting to look to you. Keep my focus on you today.Keep coming after me, Lord. Keep bringing me back to your arms and hold me tight. Fill me with your peace and your joy. Let your hope rise up within me to give me rest in my heart.Build me up and watch over me today. Help me to be careful for others and not to exploit them for my own uses. But fill me with your compassion and your gentleness this day.