|Detail from a window at Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country, MO.|
Dearest Lord Jesus, abide within us always, for we are the sheep of your pasture, and turn our faces to You in hope. We thank you for tenderly caring for us, and for drawing all creation within your embrace. May we listen for your voice when we are in darkness or joy. Gather us into your arms, especially when we cry out in fear or wander too far from thy paths. Be with those who are anxious in the face of upcoming trials, especially those who worry for loved ones. Holy One, we place our cares before You, and ask your blessing over those we now name.