He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.  And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. Micah 5:4 NIV

One so gentle,
One so tender,
One so meek,
Clothed in splendour.

One who came,
from heaven to us,
To bring to the world,
Hope and love.

He came with joy,
Healing and peace,
To save the world,
Through amazing grace.

We sit with You,
In this time and place,
To gaze on your loveliness,
In this holy space.

Jesus gentle,
Holy and true,
Transform my life,
To a likeness of You.

Gracious God, You invite and welcome us into your presence, to sit with you, to reflect and to gaze on Jesus our Saviour, our shepherd, and our friend. We settle out minds and bodies, and breathe deeply of your peace and your blessings through your Holy Spirit…..

We reflect on the person and nature of Jesus… Thank You for your divine love and provision that meets our daily needs and for the hope and promises of the future….

As we reflect, You call to us and set us apart to share your love, to care for each other, to be your hands and and feet in this world, in the special way You have prepared for each one of us.

Strengthen our faith and bless our resolve as we face the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead; for we are held in the eternally safe and secure hands of Jesus.  Gracious God, we praise You. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth