The Road Community CHurch
January 26, 2020
Courageous Prayers #4
The Lord is my shepherd: Psalm 23
How many of us have experience with shepherding?
The goal: to acknowledge that Jesus is your Shepherd.
 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.
What are the responsibilities of a shepherd? Care, protection, direction
Why is this a courageous prayer? It requires submission to God’s leadership.
God supplies my needs – v. 1-2
He leads me to restoration – v. 3
Following his path brings comfort v. 3-4 2 Whether the path seems good or bad
A good path is the path of righteousness.
A bad path is the one that leads through the valley of the shadow of death.
Will you declare that Jesus is your shepherd?