Pray God's Word to Meditate on Your Shepherd's Love and Care

Lord Jesus, thank You for being our shepherd.

We lack no good thing because of You. You feed our souls and refresh our spirits with your Word. In You we live and move and have our being—our lives safely hidden in yours.

You replaced our worthless works with your righteousness and show us how to walk it out by grace.

But sometimes we go our own way. We take a path that seems right but, in the end, it leads to death. Even the shadow of death in the valley is frightening.

We’re alone in our misery, without mercy from others. But, in your grace, You provide your rod and your staff—and they comfort us.

With that rod, You beat back the enemy seeking whom he may devour, and with your staff You lead us back on the right path. And, oh, the table it leads to is breathtaking!

You prepare a table of victory for us in the presence of our enemies.

The bread signifying your body broken for our healing. The cup representing your blood, overflowing with forgiveness. And the oil of anointing setting us apart for purpose.

Surely blessings crown the head of the righteous!

Your grace and mercy hunt us down all the days of lives. And we will dwell in You as your word dwells in us, forever and ever.

It’s in your great and matchless Name we pray. Amen!

Prayer inspired by Psalm 23.


Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!