May 1, 2011

Psalm 23: "God, You Are Enough"


Here’s a beautiful paraphrase/prayer based on Psalm 23, written by John van de Laar at Sacredise.com.

God, You Are Enough  

God,
You are enough for us;
          you give us rest in soft fields
                    and beside whispering streams;
          you restore and renew us,
                    and lead us into life-giving ways;

When death and evil come close to us,
          you carry us through,
                     you protect and comfort us;
          when others seek to do us harm,
                     your grace uplifts and provides for us
                     in public view;
          you fill us with your strength
                     and we enjoy overflowing abundance;

We have confidence that your goodness and compassion
                     will fill our days,
          and we will stay immersed in your life and presence
                     forever.

Amen.

—John van de Laar, © 2009 Sacredise

Visit his website for more ideas and worship resources on Easter 4.

For more paraphrases of Psalm 23, click on Psalm 23 in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

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