Day 32

A Shepherded Flock

from the This Is the Church reading plan


John 21:15-17, Matthew 20:20-28, Ephesians 4:11-14, 1 Peter 5:1-5, Acts 6:1-6, Acts 20:28-31, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Proverbs 11:14, Titus 1:5-9, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.


Christ calls believers to tend, care for, guide, and serve the Church. Leaders are called to a high standard of character and behavior as undershepherds responsible to Christ for how they care for His sheep. 

As you reflect on Scripture today, take time today to pray for both the character and the endurance of your brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving your local church. Share what you are praying along with your response to the reading. 

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53 thoughts on "A Shepherded Flock"

  1. Leslie says:

    I am praying that they will live with integrity, that God will put true friends in their lives to love and support them, I am praying for protection over their families and that God will keep them from willful sins, I am praying for their children that they will choose Jesus, and for God’s blessing on their lives.

  2. Emma Simmons says:

    i pray for everyone struggling with anything and praying peace for them mentally

  3. Abigail B. says:

    I just read through all the previous comments, and have to say, thank you and Amen to Churchmouse’s comment/prayer, as well as Jennifer Loves Jesus. So very true, both of you, everything you said. I’m praying for my senior pastor specifically right now, as he has finally taken a long overdue sabbatical to spend time with his wife, and be refreshed in his calling and ministry. He embodies the role of shepherd, always speaking the truth of the Gospel, and calls out warnings when the Spirit prompts him to do so. I appreciate his leadership.

    I also pray for our assistant and associate pastors, as they continue in the shepherding role while allowing our senior pastor his rest. I pray they would be strengthened and encouraged as they take the helm.

  4. Patsy Coghlan says:

    I will pray for our elders to be true shepherds of our flock.

  5. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I pray I can think of more ways to serve my church family.

  6. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I’m praying for my senior pastor at our church. I pray he can lead with God’s strength, wisdom and discernment.

  7. Beverly Watley says:

    ❤️ Amen

  8. Meagan Warlick says:

    I love the imagery of what a good overseer of the church is. It’s such a high standard and no one is perfect in achieving it, but when I think of the Godly men and women that I look up to, they embody all of those qualities. I want to be an overseer of the church and I want others to be as well! My prayer is that we as the church would continue to strive for these attributes so we can lead others and love well!

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