Prayer for Psalm 23

Heavenly Father,

You are my Good Shepherd, leading me and guiding me always. You provide for my every need and give me a sense of peace and security. You lead me to quiet and peaceful places, where my soul finds rest and is refreshed.

Even when I walk through difficult times, I will not fear, for You are always with me, Your rod and Your staff bring me comfort. You are always there to defend me, to provide for me and to bless me.

I know that Your goodness and mercy shall pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

I give You all my trust and my heart, I will follow Your lead, obey Your will and serve You all the days of my life. With You, I have nothing to fear, nothing to worry about and nothing to regret. You are my Good Shepherd, the one who watches over me always.

I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 23 ESV

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 paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will 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

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Isaiah 40:11 ESV

He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
    he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
    and gently lead those that are with young.

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John 10:11 ESV

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

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