“Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel…”
“I am the Good Shepherd…”
“Restore us, O God, make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”
“You brought a vine out of Egypt…”
“Why have you broken down the walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?”
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…”
“If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root…”
“…Creating in Himself one new man out of the two, and thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.”
“Return to us, O God Almighty!
Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine, the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.”
“Since, then, we have been raised with Christ, set your mind on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”
Excerpts from Psalm 80:1, 3-7-19, 8, 12, 14-15 and John 10:11,14 and John 15:1, 5 and Ephesians 2:14 and Romans 11:17 and Ephesians 2:15-16 and Colossians 3:1