This is the first verse of probably the most famous Psalm. People who have never read the Bible or even visited a church have heard at least some of this Psalm. It is traditionally read at graveside services and even engraved on headstones. This verse uses the familiar shepherd image to describe God. The shepherd’s job is to care for the sheep, to keep them safe, to make sure they had adequate water, and good grass to eat. This verse says that because The Lord is my shepherd and I will not want for anything. Because He is my shepherd, He cares for me and takes care of all my needs, Amen. I want for nothing, Hallelujah because He Loves me, Amen.
And we pray:
Lord, I thank You for keeping me safe, for taking care of all my needs. With You as my Shepherd, I will never want for anything. You LORD, keep me safe and You make sure I have everything I need. Amen.