Friday March 28 :: Rod and Staff

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
     He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

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,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Psalm 23

sound  ::  Black, Brown and Beige, Part VI, 23rd Psalm, Duke Ellington (1958) Mahalia Jackson, vocal

image  ::  Thirlmere, John Glover (c.1820-30, Australia)Thirlmere, John Glover (c.1820-30, Australia)

Grant us, O Lord our Strength,
to have a True Love of Your Holy Name;
so that, trusting in Your grace,
we may fear no earthly evil,
nor fix our hearts on earthly goods,
but may rejoice in Your full salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer

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