PRAYER AND READING FOR THE SEASON
PRAYER FOR SPRING
Lord, Keep me safe
The sea is very big and
My boat is very small.
Lord have mercy hear my prayer. Amen
- THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP
Jesus was speaking to a group of tax collectors, sinners, Pharisees and teachers of the law. He asked them to imagine having a hundred sheep and one of them strayed from the fold.
A shepherd would leave his ninety-nine sheep and search for the lost one until he found it. Then, with joy in his heart, he would put it on his shoulders, take it home, and tell his friends and neighbours to rejoice with him, because he had found his lost sheep.
Jesus concluded by telling them there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent.