Our Shepherd in Heaven: A Liturgy

21 10 2013
To be read in one of two ways: bold print read by the congregation, light print by a reader; or as an antiphonal reading, with one half of the congregation reading Psalm 23, and the other reading the Lord’s Prayer.

Our Father in heaven,
The LORD is my shepherd,
Hallowed be your name,
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me, all the days of my life.
Give us today our daily bread.
I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever.
I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Amen.


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21 10 2013
Normay Wiebe

Hi Stacey,

If I wanted to use this in worship, how would I go about getting the rights to do that?

21 10 2013
Stacey Gleddiesmith

Hi Normay. You would ask me – and I would say “go right ahead.” :) Please feel free to use anything I post on thinkingworship.com.

24 10 2013
corriegus

It’s amazing how the most beautiful worship movements are right under our noses. Good for you for being attentive and seeing how these passages so beautifully weave together. Excited to use this in worship!

24 10 2013
Stacey Gleddiesmith

Thanks Corrie!

15 02 2014
Our Shepherd in Heaven | 4th Point

[…] of how fellow Regent College alum Stacey Gleddiesmith connects Psalm 23 with the Lord’s Prayer in one of her blog posts. It appears here with Stacey’s kind permission. I hope to use this in a worship service at […]

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