The God of Green Pastures

Psalm 23

Let me give thanks and praise to God,
my Shepherd and Provider,
who claims and unfailingly loves me as God’s own. 
I lay all my trust at the feet of the Almighty,
Lover and Seeker of my soul. 

The One Who Sees leads me into verdant, abundant pastures
filled with all I need, and gives me rest and security. 
God restores and refreshes my soul,
tending and guarding my inmost being. 
My Shepherd sees my weariness, and lifts me up;
guiding me in right pathways,
that I bring honor to God’s Name. 

Searcher of the Heart, You shield me with your strength and vigilance;
may I always remain at your side. 
No matter what terrors or trials approach me,
I am not afraid 
for You, 
are with me, even if death overhangs me. 

Maker of Peace, You provide for me plentifully and exalt me,
even as my enemies look on,
helpless to harm me. 
You have consecrated me
and blessed me abundantly,
and the cup of my blessings overflows
like a spring in the desert. 

O God That Formed Me, your promise to love me
envelops me in goodness and mercy,
following me as my companions throughout my life. 
I am secure as a child in God’s arms,
and my home is with you forever,
even into eternity.

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