Gentle Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

A Psalm of David

Gentle Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd.

In a day when our ears are bombarded by beckoning voices and our world is polluted with sound,
Lord, let us hear you.

In a land dissected and muddled by mazes of roads and never-ending highways,
Lord, help us find your way.

In a world of easy promises, empty guarantees, and quit claim insurance policies,
give us the security of your hand, Lord Jesus.

At at time when we are confused by conflicting authorities that would tell us how to manage our marriages, our finances, and our children,
O Lord Jesus, show us your way.

As we walk the tight ropes of parenthood in these explosive days, training our little ones to live in a world for which there are no precedents,
Lord, we just need you.

In all things, Gentle Shepherd,
help us find the way.

By Gloria Gaither

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