Prayer for the lost lamb

Lord Jesus, we pray for the sheep that are lost

But our hearts go out especially to the lost lambs.

Have mercy on the human wolves who steal, exploit,

and sometimes kill the lambs of the Father’s flock;

Help them to see the horror of what they are doing.

Comfort the grieving parents who in many cases

Don’t even have the consolation of a burial service.

In your merciful love grant that those lambs,

Thought lost here, may be found hereafter.

Watch over those who are still straying here below.

Guide them along paths that are safe.

Send shepherds to look for them.

And open the eyes of society

So that we may cease to regard property

as more important than people.