This is one of the most well known psalms.  Many times we forget or miss the meanings behind the things we know so well.  I encourage you to take another look.  Pray this as your own prayer.  Even take the concepts and put your own words to them.  You might be surprised.

Psalm 23                                                                                             More on Psalm 23

The Message (MSG)

A David Psalm

God, my shepherd!
I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through
Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
makes me feel secure.

You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.

Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life.