Psalm 23 (NRSV)
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.
Thank you, Lord:
For being my shepherd.
For the green pastures I enjoy.
For the still waters that restore my soul,
For leading me in your paths,
For walking beside me in the darkest times,
For your discipline and saving embrace,
For my seat at your abundant table,
For surprising me with a place a the table of peace with my enemies,
For blessing me,
For an overflowing cup of blessing to share,
For inviting me to make my home in your house.
are with me
all the days of my life.
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