The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need

Painting by Yongsung Kim

scripture

Psalm 23 New Living Translation

The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.

He renews my strength.

Painting by Yongsung Kim

He guides me along right paths, bringing honour to his name.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

Painting by Yongsung Kim

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.

You honour me by anointing my head with oil.

My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the LORD for ever.

prayer

Our Father, You are so good to us. Help us to be mindful of all the blessings we receive from you daily and to be thankful for them. Guide us into making wise decisions that we may live a life that will bring you honour.

Though there are times we are sad and anxious and it feels like your presence can’t be felt, help us to have the faith to know that you are right beside us. Lead each of us to those moments of calm, through the green meadows and beside the peaceful stream, until our comfort is restored and our strength renewed.

Keep us close, Lord, in the arms of your unfailing love.

In Jesus Name, Amen

The Lord’s My Shepherd ~ Stuart Townend

Artwork by Yongsung Kim ~ go here to his official website

3 thoughts on “The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need

      1. P.S. I think because the 23rd Psalm is often sang at funerals, it comes across as very sad … but when it’s read, it’s a joyful Psalm. xxx

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