Promises for restoring sheep who have strayed


Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.


True shepherding is not flashy, platform personality but commitment to loving and serving people; recognizing the value of the individual and the beauty of godly relationships. Sometimes sheep stray from the Shepherd and the sheepfold for various reasons. Jesus spoke of the joy of finding that which was lost including straying sheep Luke 15:5, 6.We need to pray for the straying sheep. The following verses from Ezekiel 34 are rich with truth about sheep and shepherds that we can glean truth from. It was originally written to God’s people of God’s promise to remove the false shepherds and give them true shepherds in preparation for the Good Shepherd (Messiah) He would raise up. To pray in faith we always need to base it on the Word of God and God’s Word gives many promises we can pray for those who have lost their way.


  1. Deliverance from all harassing enemies Ezekiel 34:12.
  2. Placed in a pasture where they will eat and be satisfied Ezekiel 34:13-15.
  3. Ministered to by shepherds who will bind up the brokenness and strengthen the sick Ezekiel 34:16.
  4. Receive a covenant of peace and security Ezekiel 34:25.
  5. Placed in a place of blessing Ezekiel 34:26.
  6. Established in a renowned place where there is potential for growth Ezekiel 34:29.
  7. Will have the Good Shepherd watch over them Ezekiel 34:22, 23, through under shepherds Jeremiah 23:4.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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