A Collect for Protection

Good Shepherd, who cares for us who have been adopted into your fold, you protected those who were in your care while you walked the roads of Israel. Protect us still, who look to you for our lives, that we might not stray overly far from the path or be captured by traps set for us, but would continue to stay close to you and live with gratitude for your provision, through you who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ – John 17:12