A Psalm 23 Prayer

You are my shepherd, Lord. My Shepherd. One who is always looking out for me. Leading me. Guiding me. Protecting me. What more could I ask?
I ask that You make me to lie down in some green pastures. You know how much I need the rest.
Lead me beside some place of quiet waters. A place where the rippling sounds can float my cares away. You know how much my soul needs restoring.
You know how weary I am now, Lord, how hungry, how thirsty.
Don’t let me stray from the path You are leading me down. You know how prone to wander I am.
I try not to look too far ahead on that path, but You know how anxious I am. I know that somewhere down the path is a dark valley through which I someday must travel.
If I had to go through it alone, I’d be terrified. But I don’t have to go through it alone. You will be there. With me. Leading me through it.
Thank you that I don’t have to go through life — with all its uncertain shadows — alone. I don’t even have to go through today alone.

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