Pray that the saints would be constituted by the Lord to be shepherds with the loving and forgiving heart of our Father God in His divinity and the shepherding and seeking spirit of our Savior Christ in His humanity (Luke 15:4, 8, 11-13, 17-20).
Luke 15:4—Which man of you, who has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
Luke 15:8—Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one silver coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek carefully until she finds it?
Luke 15:11-13, 17-20—And He said, A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me. And he distributed to them his living. And not many days after, the younger son, having gathered everything together, went abroad to a distant country and there squandered his estate by living dissolutely…But when he came to himself, he said, How many of my father’s hired servants abound in bread, but I am perishing here in famine! I will rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. And he rose up and came to his own father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and he ran and fell on his neck and kissed him affectionately.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 5, “The Vital Groups,” ch. 4, pp. 91-92 and ch. 6, p. 109.
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