Prayer candles at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church in Highlandtown, Baltimore.

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Prayer to the Good Shepherd

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Dear Good Shepherd,
I have known loss,
and you have refreshed my soul.
I have known fear,
and you have comforted me.
I have known hunger,
and you have set a feast before me.
In the darkest valley,
no calamity of humankind or
nature has separated us.
Teach me to walk as you walk
beside those in mourning
so that they will know joy.
Beside those in fear,
so that they will know comfort.
Beside those in hunger,
so that they will feast until
their cup overflows.
As your goodness and love follow me,
may mine follow my neighbor,
that the threat of the worst terrors
may turn to the knowledge of the
comforts of the house of the Lord,
where you have invited us
to dwell forever.
And so let me strive 
to help build on earth
what you have promised us
in heaven.
In the face of all calamity, present
and yet to come,
let me lead my neighbor
beside quiet waters,
the quiet waters
of the Good Shepherd.


"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."

— Pope Francis

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As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance. In our mission to act with the Church to serve people around the world, we begin with prayer.