Psalm 23: The Lord, Sheperd and Host
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff that give me courage.
You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
for years to come.
Jesus is the Good Sheperd. This song by David explains how Jesus looks after us with tender care, taking care of all of our needs. He is our loving protector. This can be read as a prayer, wherein we recognize Jesus’ great love for us.
A Shepard Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller is a great commentary that dives into the meaning of the Psalm from the perspective of how a shepherd takes care of his sheep.
Do you want to find more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord? You can find more in the Prayers section.
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