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Devotion - April 22, 2021

Psalm 23:1-3

1. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3. he restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Reflection by Darlene Wagner

This is the most well-known and popular Psalms. Yet, its true power is underrated. Like most scriptures, Psalm 23 is meant to be meditated upon daily. Imagine how our stress levels could be better controlled by taking time to silently recite parts of Psalm 23. Upon hearing the news of yet another tragedy, isn’t it essential self-care to meditate upon those promised green pastures? When we “doomscroll” through social media pages, shouldn’t we put aside the device and allow ourselves to be led beside quiet waters? In the midst of much evil in this world, Psalm 23 makes it apparent that God is somehow in control.

Invocation: Dearest Loving Father, I praise you! For you never fail! Mortals face no fear nor tragedy Beyond your power to remedy. I give myself to your guidance Along your paths of righteousness!

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