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  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox

Goodness and Mercy

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. ~ Psalm 23


There isn't much to say about this Psalm that hasn't already been said.


Are these words comforting to you? If so, why?


And which part?


Do you identify with the shepherd imagery?


For today I offer up a link to a website that offers various translations of the Psalm. Which ones speak most clearly to you? https://theory.stanford.edu/~oldham/church/ps23-translations-2006Feb22/ps23-translations-2006Feb22.pdf


Also, a link to some variations of the Psalm. Do any of these inspire you to come up with your own variation? https://nevfam2.tripod.com/prayers/a21c.htm



You are with me, Lord. Thank you. Amen

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