Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36).
There are many Christian congregations today that are without shepherds. Oh, they have a pastor at the helm, but he or she has little understanding of what it is to nurture their flock with the pure Word of God. The people in those congregations are "distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd." How the heart of God must anguish over such a sight. Let us pray today for all true shepherds and for the conversion of those who are not.
Lord, bless my pastor today with the true knowledge of You and your truth. Strengthen him to lead his flock in the way everlasting. Bring conviction to those clergy who elevate themselves and their own wisdom above the divinely inspired Scriptures. This I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.