I need a Shepherd

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

             I know in my life, I need a shepherd.  Therefore I look to the Lord Jesus and His Father to be my shepherd and ask Them to help me become a better shepherd here at Fourteen Holy Helpers.   Jesus prayed the Psalms all through His life, so when we pray the Psalms we have a special connection with Jesus.  Psalm 23 is about God as the Good Shepherd guiding us every moment of lives.  Below are two translations of the Psalm 23 please take time to pray with them.

From Revised New American Bible

 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

In green pastures he makes me lie down;

to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul.

He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name.

  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff comfort me.

  You set a table before me in front of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

  Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me

all the days of my life;

I will dwell in the house of the Lord for endless days.

The Eskimo Version

The Lord is my master: I am his dog.

He makes me lie down in soft snow;

He leads me across firm ice:

He calls to me encouragingly.

He drives me on good trails because I belong to Him.

Through storms and troubles, I will not be afraid

because He is with me,

My harness is securely fastened

And His hand is on the sled.

He guards me while I eat, though enemies lurk near.

He doctors my hurts.

My heart overflows with gratitude.

Only kindness and gentle care will be mine

form the hands of this master

And I will be on His team forever.

(Author Unknown)

Taken from: Making the Psalms Your Prayer, by Renee Rust

Jesus, Your Father and Yourself are referred to as the Good Shepherd.  As Shepherd you lead, protect, and heal us.  Deepen our trust in You and help us to hear your voice clearly as You walk with us.  Amen

Peace and Healings,

Fr. David

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