Sometimes, when I’m tired, I plug Psalm 23 into the front of my mind and chant it until I start praying it unconsciously.
It’s a reminder of who my heavenly father is and that the Creator God is generous.
He is patient with us and invites us into his family. Inviting us to be missional people who invite others into our healing family just like Him.
This week take Psalm 23 and repeat it over and over. James Smith says it clearly:
“Let the images wash over your mind, and embed this true narrative into your soul. Your mind and body will begin to be reshaped by these words. As you begin you will probably need to refocus your attention, but it soon turns in to a prayer experience…”
The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
2 He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
3 he keeps me [a] alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.
4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.
5 You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
6 Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live[b] in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.
I pray that this would nourish your mind, heart and body.