Daily Reading and Prayer: Monday, July 20

Daily Reading and Prayer submitted by Debra Lynn Trainor

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 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.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 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:

Author: Elton Streyle

Loving Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the peace, comfort and joy that I can gain from this Psalm. You promise all-encompassing provision in my life and that I will lack nothing.

I ask You to guide me along the right path, to provide me with comfort and refreshment. In Your Name is where I can find peace, joy and a more fulfilled life.

It is such a blessing that no matter what destruction and chaos comes my way, I do not need to fear because I know that You are with me ​and Your protection is unfailing. This continually brings me comfort.

I appreciate the fact that wherever I am, You provide and bless me beyond what I could ever understand.

Thank you that I can know that Your goodness and love towards me will never end. When You call me home I will join You in glory and all others who have gone before me, praising Your Name forever and ever.

Direct my relationship with You ​to be like ​that of a sheep to his shepherd, ​where I rely on You in total trust for everything in ​my life at all times.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.