Inspired by the 23rd Psalm:
O Lord, You are our shepherd;
help us to be better sheep.
When You give us green pastures,
help us to be grateful and not refuse to eat.
When You lead us beside still waters,
help us quiet our souls and be refreshed.
When our cups run over,
help us not to obsess about the mess
but shout for joy at the abundance you give us always.
When You lead us to right pathways,
help us not to be hardheaded
and go astray.
When we are in the darkest valley,
help us to remember that You are ALWAYS with us.
When you spread a table before us
in the presence of our enemies,
help us invite them to join us,
that their hearts may be turned by love.
Help us to stop bleating long enough
to hear Your voice calling us to You.
May we remember
that your goodness and mercy
follow all of us
all the days of our lives.