Contented

When you are contented, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.

Psalm 23

God, my shepherd!
     I don't need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
    you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
     you let me catch my breath
     and send me in the right direction.

 

Even when the way goes through
     Death Valley,
I'm not afraid
     when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd's crook
     makes me feel secure.

 

You serve me a six-course dinner
     right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
     my cup brims with blessing.

 

Your beauty and love chase after me
     every day of my life.
I'm back home in the house of God
     for the rest of my life.

Psalm 23, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.

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