You Are My Shepherd: Psalm 23

Psalm 23 (NRSV): The Divine Shepherd

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2     He (She) makes me lie down in green pastures;
he (she) leads me beside still waters;
3     he (she) restores my soul.
He (She) leads me in right paths
for his (her) name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.

Queries:

How have you experienced God’s shepherding care lately?

How have you experienced this care through a person or several people?

Who needs your shepherding care right now? What might “tending” to this person or these people look like for you in the coming days and weeks?