Week Thirty-two: The Good Shepherd


  • Recite Psalms 130 and 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the word

  • Psalm Reading

Morning:         Psalm 32

Noon:                Psalm 84

Vespers:           Psalm 119:89-96

Night:                Psalm 23

  • Moment of Silence
  • Scripture readings:

-Monday:            Jeremiah 23:1-4

-Tuesday:            Matthew 18:10-14

-Wednesday:      John 10:1-18

-Thursday:          John 17:6-19

-Friday:              John 21:15-17

  • Moment of Silence

Practicing the presence

Visit someone who serves as a shepherd or elder in your congregation. Take this person out for coffee and ask them what it is like to serve in the capacity of shepherd. Ask him to share the joys and challenges of serving in this capacity. Ask in what ways Jesus, the “good shepherd” serves as an example to the role of shepherding.

As a family project (or a small group project) host a dinner in honor of your shepherds/elders. Invite them and their wives to your home and serve them. Tell them this is not a “complaint” session or anything else—just a time to serve them and to say “thank you” for their work.


  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or Silent reflection
  • The “Lord’s Prayer”

About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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