The Lord Is My Shepherd Praise

Participate in an intercessory prayer activity based on Psalm 23.

1. Have someone read Psalm 23.
2. Have these short prayers cut apart and give one to each of your group members.
3. Have each person write his/her name in the blanks.
4. Then have them pass their prayer to the person on their right.
5. Have each person pray the praise/prayer they received; they will be praying for each other.
6. Make sure everyone gets one but you do not have to hand every prayer out.

You, Lord, are ___________'s shepherd.
__________ have everything he/she needs! He/She has Your love, he/she has Your forgiveness, he/she has Your joy. Father, you give to __________ exactly what he/she needs when he/she needs it. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are __________'s shepherd.
Worry no longer consumes ____________. You are in control. You give him/her peace and ____________ finds rest in Your love. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ______________'s shepherd.
You forgive every one of ____________'s sins. You throw his/her sin of selfishness into the deepest sea. You throw his/her sin of doubt to the farthest horizon. You throw ___________'s sins away and never brings them up again. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ____________'s shepherd.
You have made a way for ___________ to be right. ___________ doesn't have to struggle to be perfect. You have offered the perfect sacrifice for his/her sins. _____________ is righteous in Your sight. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ______________'s shepherd.
Death will one day knock on _____________'s door, but he/she will fear not. You walk with __________, holding his/her hand, showing him/her the way home. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ______________'s shepherd.
The devil has no hold on ____________. You have cleared the way for _____________ to live in freedom. You invite him/her to eat and drink at the family table. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ______________'s shepherd.
You heal all ______________'s wounds. You bandage his/her bleeding heart, You soothe __________ aching spirit, You kiss away the hurt. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are ___________________'s shepherd.
_______________'s life is so full. Full of wonder, full of joy, full of hope. ____________'s life overflows. You are the giver of this life. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are __________________'s shepherd.
Your goodness and mercy is _____________'s for keeping. You, Father, have offered it and he/she has accepted. It is ________________'s forever and ever. Thank You and we praise You.

You, Lord, are __________________'s shepherd.
This place is not _____________'s home. But heaven is his/her forever home. And there he/she will live with the You who has loved him/her passionately, cared for him/her tenderly, and prepared for ______________ tirelessly that perfect eternity. Thank You and we praise You.

LEADER: You, Lord, are the good shepherd. And we do thank You and praise You. Amen.

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