Psalm 23—Praying Our Fears

Psalm 23—Praying Our Fears

August 22, 2021

Psalm 23—Praying Our Fears
Intro:
Psalm 23:1–6 (KJV)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; t
hy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his
pasture. Psalm 100:3 (NIV2011) We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way Isaiah 53:6 (NIV2011)
✓“The Lord is my shepherd” Psalm 23:1a (KJV)
✓“I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1b (KJV)
✓“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters” Psalm 23:2 (KJV)
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**The shepherd’s presence makes all the difference in a sheep’s behavior **When our eyes are on the Master Shepherd they are not on those around us.
This is our place of peace.
Jesus said,
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 (NIV2011)
There is nothing like Christ’s Presence to dispel the fear, the panic, the terror of the unknown.
✓“he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” Psalm 23:3 (KJV)
✓“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (KJV)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV2011)

Worship

Here I lay my burdens down
Lose my worries in Your love
Casting every care on You
I have carried them enough
We’re not alone
Here within His love
Emmanuel
He is still with us
When the world becomes too much
Near the cross I will remain
Until every fear is stilled
At the mention of Your name
We’re not alone
Here within His love
Emmanuel
He is still with us
We’re not alone
Here within His love
Emmanuel
He is still with us
Mercy is falling, falling
Lift up your hands receive it now
Here in the presence of the Lord
Mercy is falling, falling
Lift up your hands receive it now
Here in the presence of the Lord
I know your past is broken
You can move on, it’s over now
Here in the presence of the Lord
I know your past is broken
You can move on, it’s over now
Here in the presence of the Lord
Tired of running, running
Be still and know He’s in control
Here in the presence of the Lord
Pour out your heart before Him
Open your arms, He’ll hold you now
Here in the presence of the Lord
Pour out your heart before Him
Open your arms, He’ll hold you now
Here in the presence of the Lord
Mercy is falling, falling
Lift up your hands receive it now
You’re in the presence of the Lord
Mercy is falling, falling
Lift up your hands receive it now
You’re in the presence of the Lord
Not Afraid
Verse 1
I have this confidence because
I’ve seen the faithfulness of God
The still inside the storm
The promise of the shore
I trust the power of Your Word
Enough to seek Your Kingdom first
Beyond the barren place beyond the ocean waves
Chorus 1
When I walk through the waters I won’t be overcome
When I go through the rivers I will not be drowned
My God will make a way so I am not afraid
Verse 2
You keep the promises You make
There isn’t one that is delayed
So I will not lose heart here I will lift my arms And start to sing into the night
My praise will call the sun to rise
Declare the battle won declare that it is done
Chorus 2
When I am in the fire I will not feel the flame I’ll stand before the giant declaring victory My God will make a way so I am not afraid
Bridge
Before me behind me always beside me
No shadow no valley where You won’t find me No I am not afraid
(No I am not afraid)
My God will make a way so I am not afraid
No I am not afraid
No I am not afraid
CCLI Song # 7095716
Another In The Fire
Verse 1
There’s a grace when the heart is under fire Another way when the walls are closing in And when I look at the space between Where I used to be and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone
Chorus 1
There was another in the fire Standing next to me
There was another in the waters Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden Where another died for me
There is another in the fire
Verse 2
All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow to the things of this world And I know I will never be alone
Chorus 2
There is another in the fire Standing next to me
There is another in the waters Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding What power set me free
There is a grave that holds no body And now that power lives in me
Bridge
And I can see the light in the darkness As the darkness bows to Him
I can hear the roar in the heavens
As the space between wears thin
I can feel the ground shake beneath us As the prison walls cave in
Nothing stands between us
Nothing stands between (us)
Verse 3
There is no other name
But the Name that is Jesus
He who was and still is
And will be through it all
So come what may in the space between All the things unseen and this reckoning I know I will never be alone
I know I will never be alone
Chorus 3
There’ll be another in the fire Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come ev’ry battle ‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be