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Summary: Prayers that we sing in church, and we should really listen to and beleive

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Savior Like a Shepherd Led Us

John 10:27

Intro

One of the most meaningful prayers that has ever been spoken by the lips of a believer is this hymn written by Dorothy A. Thrupp. This prayer has been put to music and churches everywhere have been joined in singing it. Let’s sing this hymn of prayer together.

Did you sing it as a song, or did you sing it as a prayer from a needy heart? Let’s examine some of the petitions, contained in this prayer.

I. Petitions in stanza 1

a. “Savior, like a shepherd lead us” (Ps. 23:2)

b. “In your pleasant pastures feed us” (Ps. 23:2)

“He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.”

i. The Great Shepherd will led us to green pastures and give us rest from the world.

II. Petitions in stanza 2

a. “We are Thine: do Thou befriend us” (John 15:14-16)

“You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”

b. “Be the guardian of our way” (Matt 28:20)

“Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age.”

c. “Keep Thy flock from sin, defend us” (Luke 11:4)

“And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”

d. “Seek us when we go astray” (Ps. 23:3)

“He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.”

e. “Hear, O hear us when we pray” (1 Peter 3:12)

“For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer, But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

III. Petitions in stanza 4

a. “Early let us seek Thy favor” (Ps. 27:4)

“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.”

b. “Early let us do Thy will” (Eccl. 12:1)

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them.”

c. “With Thy love our bosoms fill” (Rom. 5:5)

“and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Closing

Now let us sing together again this prayer hymn. And lets sing it as a prayer rather than just a hymn


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