"The Unrecovered's prayer"
Thursday, January 17, 2013
One of my Celebrate Recover, aka "CR" "Step Sisters" sent me this today.
I thought, this is too good not to share!
The Unrecovered’s Prayer
The Lord is my shepherd; yet I am still in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures from which I constantly run.
He leads me beside quiet waters which leave me feeling uncomfortable,
for I prefer the noise of dangerous waters.
He restores my soul which I continually damage with wrong choices.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake;
yet I rather take my own path of self-righteousness for my name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death by my own choosing,
I fear everything for, though you are with me,
I do not trust you.
Your rod and your staff, they frustrate me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, and
I am too busy in the kitchen to sit down.
You anoint my head with oil, and I’m concerned with how I look.
My cup overflows, and I am anxious if there will be enough for tomorrow.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
and that’s hard for me to accept.
I don’t experience it because dwelling in His house forever is for
those who are more worthy than I.
P.S. Dear Lord: Please help, for I am a mess!
Contrast this with Psalm 23
English Standard Version
"The Lord Is My Shepherd"
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 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.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord