A Collect for the Lord’s Shepherding

Great shepherd, who cares for your flock with wisdom and compassion, lead us out into the world, and teach us your wisdom, that we would go out with guidance and understanding and manage well in a world that lives futilely by its own rules, through you who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in glory forever. Amen. ‘As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.’ – Mark 6:34