The Lord is my Shepherd – protection;
He makes me to lie down in green pastures – abundance;
He leads me beside the still waters – peace.
He restores my soul – healing;
He leads me in paths of righteousness – guidance
For His name’s sake – purpose.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death – experience,
I will fear no evil – confidence;
For You are with me – omnipresence;
Your rod and your staff they comfort me – instruction.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies – provision;
You anoint my head with oil – consecration;
My cup runs over – joy.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life – assurance;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever – eternal life.
‘Psalm 23’ adapted by: Ralph O’Day
artwork: ‘My Shepherd’
artist: Sheri Doty