Here is a new way to pray a very familiar Psalm:
The Lord is my Shepherd….that’s a Relationship!
I shall not want…that’s Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures…that’s Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters…that’s Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul…that’s Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness…that’s Guidance!
For His name sake…that’s Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…that’s Testing!
I will fear no evil…that’s Protection!
For Thou art with me…that’s Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me…that’s Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies…that’s Hope!
Thou anointest my head with oil…that’s Consecration!
My cup runneth over…that’s Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…that’s Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord…that’s Security!
Face it…God is crazy about you!
Rev’d Charles Humphries, Deacon
All Souls’ Episcopal Parish, Miami Beach, FL
National Episcopal AIDS Coalition Board Member