Sunday, November 17, 2013

The 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

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.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
 and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


Photo Credit:  © Patrik Stedrak -

This is a Prayer and Thanksgiving Month post. 

 From the King James version of the Bible.

I have always found this to be one of the most comforting prayers I have ever heard. I understand why it is so often said at funerals and memorial services.

The musical version of this prayer by Bobby McFerrin is dedicated to his mother and uses the feminine pronoun—a moving YouTube video.

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