Psalm 23 Liturgies prepared by the Kansas City Boiler Room
Leader: The LORD is my shepherd,
All: You feed me, guide me, shield me, provide for me
Leader: I shall not be in want.
All: I will not worry about tomorrow. In You I lack no good thing.
Leader: He makes me lie down in green pastures,
All: You know when I need to rest,
You make sure I consistently do.
I am continually fresh and flourishing when I let You satisfy my desires.
Leader: He leads me beside quiet waters,
All: You still me. You give me clean, pure water to drink.
Leader: He restores my soul.
All: You cause breath to enter my lungs again.
You bring times of refreshing to my entire being.
Leader: He guides me in paths of righteousness
All: You always remind me that grace defines my life.
My head is lifted, my heart is secure. You resurrect me again.
Leader: For His name's sake.
All: You secure me in Your plot once again. My heart is set on eternity.
My focus is Your throne, Your reward, Your worth.
Leader: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
All: Darkness covers the earth, but it pales in Your even greater light.
You give and You take away; You are always good.
Leader: I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
All: You are my stronghold. My fellowship.
A friend that stays closer than a brother.
Leader: Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
All: In You is everything I need. Counsellor. Comforter. Companion.
Leader: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
All: When I least expect it, You celebrate me.
When all my strength is all but gone, You love me with extravagance.
Leader: You anoint my head with oil;
All: You are blessing me, consecrating me.
You are pouring healing joy upon me.
Leader: My cup overflows.
All: I can’t contain the Spirit You give without measure.
The most natural response is to share this love.
Leader: Surely goodness and love will follow me
All: You pursue me with passionate grace. Relentless delight.
You honour me, even when I dishonour myself.
Leader: All the days of my life,
All: I will live a long life and this divine exchange with Heaven will continue throughout.
Leader: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
All: My home is Your dwelling place. I will be a priest and a pillar in Your house.
Forever and ever. Amen.