Eternal Shepherd, as you have compassion for us, help us to have compassion for others; as you guide us to places of safety and beauty, help us to offer oases of life to those in barren, frightening places; as you feed us in soul and body, help us to nourish those who hunger.
This we pray in the name of the One who comes to all of us, and gives us rest. Amen.
Thanks to Rev. Matthew Diegel, of Our Saviour’s-Immanuel Lutheran parish, Thunder Bay, ON, for contributing the CLWR prayer for the eighth Sunday after Pentecost.