The Prayer of the Wandering Sheep

I wrote this poem as a prayer for myself and others who stray and wander off course. Although I wander, I know my way back, and I know who my Good Shepherd is. I am so grateful everyday for God's love, grace, and mercy. At times, I must try God's patience as He watches me make the same mistakes over and over again. I imagine Him rolling His eyes as He sees me in this cycle of repetition, thinking, "There she goes again. You'd think she would have learned by now." But, He is there waiting to guide me back on the path He has destined for me. 

The Prayer of the Wandering Sheep

My heart opens up and sings
I wait patiently to see what You bring

You inflow filling my soul
Once again You guide me back to Your fold

I wander like a lost sheep
I repent once again and I weep

Your loving kindness grants me Your grace
My spirit so yearns to see Your sweet face

I trust You to show me the way
I pray, dear Lord, don't let me stray

Help me to see my path You chose
I praise and thank God for the day You rose

The sinner I am would remain forever lost
I am only saved at Your sacrifice and cost

Release me from bondage to fly free like a dove
Blessed am I to know Your eternal, everlasting love

Amen ❤

-Dr. Rhonda Milner

"Not all who wander are lost."
-J.R.R. Tolkien

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake." Psalm 23:1-3

"Then Jesus told them this parable: 'Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.'" Luke 15:3-7

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep." John 10:14-15

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