Prayer for the Church: The Shepherd

July 20, 2020

Today as I prayed for the church, I asked God to help me be the right type of Shepherd, and one of the Bible passages I looked to for a refresher was 1 Peter 5:

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. (1 Peter 5:1-4 NIV84
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