23rd Psalm

Submitted by Emmanuel on 26 August, 2021

Lord of the 23rd Psalm, 

I have known death, 

and you have refreshed my soul. 

I have known fear, 

and you have comforted me. 

I have known hunger, 

and you have set a feast before me. 

In the darkest valley 

no calamity of humankind or nature has separated us. 

Teach me to walk as you walk 

Beside those in mourning 

so that they will know joy, 

Beside those in fear 

that they will know comfort, 

Beside those in hunger 

that they will feast until their cup overflows. 

As your goodness and love follow me, 

May mine follow my neighbour 

That the threat of the worst terrors 

May turn to the knowledge of the comforts of 

the house of the Lord, 

Where you have invited us to dwell forever. 

And so let me strive to help build on earth 

What you have promised us in heaven. 

In the face of all calamity, present and yet to come, 

Let me lead my neighbour beside quiet waters, 

The quiet waters of the Good Shepherd. 


Compose Prayer Request