Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
"I just wanna be a sheep, baa...baa, baa...baa." But sheep are dirty, dumb, and troublesome animals. Yet this is what we are. Praise the LORD, for He is the Good Shepherd, despite our sin and shame; our weak and foolish hearts.