We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."
I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
May the God of peace, ...that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will.
They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned... strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.