Christian Family Sunday – Reading and Prayer

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Prayer:

Dear God, When I wake I know that I am in a pasture above all pastures! You fill my heart with love and joy! In your fields, I will never stumble over sharp rocks and stones! When I go too far through the shadows of loneliness, they have no effect on me, for you are with me always, and that I know and will never break. Amen.

-Breanne, age 8