23rd Psalm for Times of Crisis
By Vicky Moots
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want of anything.
He maketh me to lie down in safety
and to rest in green pastures of hope and resurrection:
He leadeth me beside the still waters of peace, calming my fears.
He restoreth my soul and my body through the healing of his Word.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
through faith so that I may bring glory to his name.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadows of isolation,
illness, death or sorrow I will fear no evil plague
or plan of the enemy,
for I am not alone; thou art with me all the way.
Thy rod and thy staff (thy Word) I shall lean upon,
and they shall comfort me and hold me up
when I am too weak to stand.
Thou preparest a table before me,
providing nourishment for my body and soul
to meet my every need in spite of the presence
of my unseen enemy who has tried to rob me of my supply.
Lord I feast on thee.
Thou anointest my head and mind with the oil of thy Holy Spirit,
so much that my cup of blessing and joy
runneth over and is never empty.
Surely thy goodness and mercy which are everlasting,
shall follow me and protect me from behind
all the days of my life and I shall dwell in thy presence,
never to be separated, in the house of the Lord forever.