4th Sunday of Easter Year B

Published on 15 Apr 2016
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Let us pray to God our helper in time of distress.
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
though your people walk in the valley of darkness,
no evil should they fear;
for they follow in faith, the call of the shepherd
whom you have sent for their hope and strength.
Attune our minds to the sound of his voice,
lead our steps in the path he has shown,
that we may know the strength of his outstretched arm
and enjoy the light of your presence for ever.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. 
Psalm 117

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.
Psalm 117

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.
2nd Reading

I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own know me.
The Gospel John 10: 11–18

There are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and these I have to lead as well.
The Gospel John 10: 11–18

  • I become still and take time to reflect on my mood today. I acknowledge the presence of God all around me, within me.
  • Do I recognise his voice calling me amidst the distractions clamouring for my attention? I listen intently.
  • I look at the path he is showing me, inviting me to follow him, and offering me the protection of his arms. What response do I make?
  • I take time to tell him how I feel as one trusted friend speaks to another.
  • Finally, I bring my prayer to a close and give glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.