“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
As our good Shepherd, you bring us into positive places to graze. On the edges of the pasture may lurk wolves, bears, lions, or the great serpent, Satan. Their presence, however, does not need to disturb us, for you are our all-powerful protector.
No one can skirt you, no one can thwart your plans or purposes. Therefore we can ignore the threats of the enemy and quietly, peacefully feed on what you have given, resting in your goodness, greatness and glory.
You are our good Shepherd, our great Guide, our Warrior King who has already defeated the enemy. As we remain in the shelter of your Word, your Way, your Wisdom, praising you in and for all, we are safe from true harm.
You may lead us through many challenges, but in these you will protect and carry us through as we follow you. Help us, your little lambs, to walk with you today.
Picture: the enemy is like a lion, our Lord is our protecting shepherd.