Loving shepherd, truth embodied,
mighty King, reason for praise,
dangle the bait before our eyes.
Word everlasting, fountain of mercy,
healer of discord, fisher of us all,
wait until we bite, then pull us home.
Boy who won four goldfish at the Arden Fair in Delaware
by Danny N. Schweers, photo and prayer copyright 2011.
Prayer based on Stephen Marks' translation of "Youthful Shepherd",
a poem attributed to Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150 - ca. 215).