The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.
Psalm 23. A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want.
2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.
I come to you, seeking your refreshment. Thank you for feeding me with your Word, guiding me with Your Presence, and sustaining me with your Spirit. You satisfy my thirst, fill my hunger, and provide rest for my soul. Thank you, for being my Good Shepherd, and helping me to find everything I need in you. Amen.