Our Shepherd in Heaven

In my last post, I shared connections I’ve discovered between the story of Jesus feeding 5000 people and Psalm 23. That reminded me of how fellow Regent College alum Stacey Gleddiesmith connects Psalm 23 with the Lord’s Prayer in one of her blog posts. It appears here with Stacey’s kind permission. I hope to use this in a worship service at Trinity CRC soon!

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Our Father in heaven,
The Lord is my shepherd,
Hallowed be your name,
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me, all the days of my life.
Give us today our daily bread.
I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
forever and ever.

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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