My Psalm 23 Prayer

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?

With love,

Viv 🤗💚

Psalm 23

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.

Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

70 thoughts on “My Psalm 23 Prayer”

    1. I’m so glad for your comment dear one! The scriptures have pulled me through some tough days and I am thankful I can share my thoughts/heart with you today. Many hugs! God bless you and thank you for your excellent comment!! ❤❤🤗🤗

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  1. Beautiful prayer Viv! Thank you for sharing this. I believe praying Scripture is powerful. I used to pray Psalm 91 over my children when they were little. “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” (And many more.) Blessings, dear friend.

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    1. Thank you dearest Cindy for sharing Psalm 91 with me. What a great Psalm to pray over your children, especially in this day and time. I quoted this verse to a non-Christian family member once and they loved it!! I’m still praying for God to change her heart. Much love dear friend! ❤🤗

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  2. This is inspiring, Vivian! Praying through God’s Word is praying according to His will. Meditating on God’s Word has attracted a lot of blessings to my life. Thank you for sharing this post!

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    1. Dearest Krishna, I’m delighted you love that Psalm too! It makes my heart so happy that we can share with each other these gifts from God’s word. You are a dear, and sweet friend. Much love to you!🤗❤

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  3. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Let’s be very thankful for His love and mercy!

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    1. Excellent verse brother John! I think the next part says, “great is thy faithfulness” which is a hymn I struggle to sing for the crying, but still one of my favorites. God bless you and I appreciate that verse. I will go write it in my bible journal. 😃

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      1. “They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
        ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

        You’re right! God bless you sis!

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  4. I’ve been praying Proverbs 3:5-8 Lord help me to trust You with all my heart, and not to lean on my own understanding. In all my ways help me to acknowledge You. I know that it will make my paths straight. Help me to be not wise in my own eyes, to respect You and turn away from evil. I know that it will be healing to my body, and strength to my bones. ❤ Love your post Vivian. ❤

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    1. Hi dearest Tina! Proverbs 3: 5-6 has been my favorite for years!

      When I was 19, and working in a bakery, I cut out a big red heart out of construction paper and put that verse on it, and left it near my cake decorating station for encouragement. A few others from the night shift said to me how it encouraged them too. How happy that made me!! I know, that verse has gotten me through some pretty tough days! Thank you for sharing that with me dear Tina! Much love! ❤❤

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    1. I’ve been working on reading a book on the 23rd Psalm written by a family friend and author. It so insightful and so much more to that Psalm regarding a relationship with God then I ever knew! So good! Love you!! ❤😃

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      1. I don’t know if I have prayed over particular verses. But I know I’ve prayed and God has given me verses.

        One treasured scripture came at a time when sin was great and I didn’t know if I could give it up. I was crying on my bedroom floor and saw this scripture Psalm 139:09-10 Even if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there, Your hand will still guide me.

        I felt His love in that moment. To know when I was fallen and felt so unworthy of Him loving me through sin and letting Him down, He was there.

        One other verse, there was a time I was greatly depressed and ashamed of myself because of fear and giving up. I decided one morning to fully open up about this fear to the Lord. I was not suicidal but I did not want to be on the earth, if that makes sense. I kept wanting to be outside His courts. On the floor I cried out to Him and flipped open my Bible. Again, He immediately answered that He above all else understood me. Psalm 84:10 For a day in Your court is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
        He knows us best, if only we go to Him He will show us. ❤

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      2. It’s so wonderful to read your thoughts sweet friend. ❤ That rock bottom low, which I too experience, is when God sends His Spirit to comfort us. I too have felt the instant, immediate surge of peace washing over me as I cry out to Him. Yes, I know what you mean about not suicidal but wanting out of this life. I often find myself thinking about heaven, what it will be like meeting Jesus, the absence of sin, and no pain. He understands us better than we understand ourselves but I have had to learn from suffering to go to Him first and leave off seeking comfort from others. Your example of crying out to God is exactly what He desires and is so encouraging to me as well. Thank you for sharing your heart and these passages with me……I hope others read your comment as well. Love you TR! ❤❤❤

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      3. ❤ He is so good and we do not deserve it but that is why He showed us grace and through the grace of Jesus we can be found acceptable if we put on the robes He gives us, leaving our filthy rags behind. 🙂 God be with you my dear sister!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! So good to hear from you! How beautifully put, “carry a power not my own.” And very true!!God bless you always and I am thankful to hear from you!! 🤗🤗❤

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