Lord, my path is devoid of the sunshine. The clouds of worry too often assail me. So, I cry out to You in the seasons of dark storminess. I clamor for Your attention in the midnight hour when I cannot see or find my way. My great and mighty Shepherd, take me to the pleasant pastures. Lead me to the still waters so I can find the rest that You promise. True happiness only exists within Your presence. Utter delight only surfaces from Your truth. Father, keep Your light from being eclipsed by my iniquity. Though the storms of life assail me, Your peace is my anchor upon the tumultuous waves of adversity. Only You can turn the bitter water into something sweet. Only You can level the uneven ground in my life. Lord, I come before You, a child in need. I come before You with a heart openly submissive to the One who is my Way. Let the rough terrain shape my soul into Your likeness even as I move toward the clearing which You are leading me to. Under the Word of truth in Psalm 23:1-3 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Psalm 23:1-3, NASB