Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 23, that lovingly familiar song which, over the ages, has comforted so many.
We may wish to simply pray this psalm gently and slowly, remembering the many times it has comforted us.
(Below is the inclusive language translation from the Inclusive Language Liturgical Psalter of the Canadian Anglican Synod. Other inclusion collections include Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the Psalter for the Christian People, The Saint Helena Psalter and the Canadian publication, Songs for the Holy One.)
Psalm 23 (Dominus regit me)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
You make me lie down in green pastures
and lead me beside still waters.
You revive my soul
and guide me along right pathways
for your name’s sake.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You spread a table before me
in the presence of those who trouble me;
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Music: Shepherd Me, O God – Marty Haugen
One thought on “Psalm 23: Ever Comforting”
Greetings my friend, this Psalm brings back memories of the times I prayed at a patient’s bedside or at a memorial, inserting the person’s name. Always comforting and reassuring and to me also. Love your blog. Thanks
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