A Mother Praying

A lambkin has strayed.

A mother prays.

My family, my friends, myself, my people, my church, my nation, my world, all have strayed.

I join this mother in pain, in worry, in concern.

I also want to join her in faith, in hope, in prayer.

May the Good Shepherd watch over all who are straying.

May they all return safely.

This is my mother’s prayer. This is my prayer.