During the hard months of not being able to read or type, I wrote out my heart’s cry by hand in this prayer as I prayed through Psalm 23. These are my thoughts regarding The Lord as my Shepherd, that I want to share with you today.
Oh heavenly Father, Creator of life, truly, You are mine and I am yours. There’s nothing I will ever need that compares to the riches of knowing you.
You have nourished and fed me from Your word. I can now rest in your loving arms, full of your comforting presence, for You have led me each and every day by the Truth of your voice and I am filled.
O Lord, I may not understand your present dealings with me, but knowing You have led me to peaceful waters after the torrential rains, calms me to contently wait and trust in You regardless of how scary life appears at times.
My soul is in your hands now and forever. By your abundant mercy and grace you hold onto my soul, protecting it as the heavenly Shepherd protects His flock.
Thank you for leading me in paths of righteousness while protecting me from many dangerous ideas that only bring destruction. Your wisdom guides me along the narrow way, working all things together for my good because You are good.
Your powerful work in my life brings glory, honor, and praise unto your holy name so that your glory and strength shine through my weakened frame spreading hope to others that suffer.
You Lord, have kept me close to your heart as you walked along my side through this valley of the shadow of death. Never once did you leave me to suffer alone, sometimes carrying me when walking was no longer possible. Therefore, I feel no fear because your word and spirit comfort me.
Your abundance of mercies cover me with bountiful blessings flowing from your outstretched hand, love pouring down, encompassing my very being with your spirit.
Lord, your mercy and goodness will go with me everywhere I journey until the hour I meet you face to face in all eternity. There, we will rest together with the saints in perfect bliss forever.
Praying through the scriptures has been so helpful to my soul. Our Lord Jesus prayed the Psalms while on the cross and was comforted. Which passages of scripture have you prayed through?
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.