John 10:5-11New Living Translation (NLT)
5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”
6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant,7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. 9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. 10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
Dear Father, I will not follow a stranger. I run because I do not recognize the voice. Jesus is the Gate. I have entered through the Gate, and I am free. I am saved. Jesus will lead me to good pasture where I can live a rich and satisfying life. Thank you for your presence and protection. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.