Shepherd of My Soul

This is a prayer that I wrote last week while on a short monastic retreat at The Abbey of the Genesee. The words were filling my heart and mind before I even got there and, once I finally got the chance to write them down, they became the theme for my time spent there.



I wrote this about a year ago after a four month trial where I lost both of my parents, had surgery, was overwhelmed with stress, and had to take a sabbatical from the ministry. I’m thankful to say that the last stanza has come true in so many ways and that I am thankful God can use my hurts to help bring healing to others.