This prayer came to me at bedtime last Wednesday evening, when I was saying goodnight before my icon of Jesus:
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
(Psalm 23:4; NIV).
1. Even in my dreams you’re with me:
All around me and within.
2. Even in my dreams you love me, Lord,
Protecting me from sin.
3. Even in my dreams you teach me:
Always walking by my side;
4. Even in my dreams you help me:
Lord, my Shepherd, and my guide.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
(Psalm 23:3; NIV).
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
(Psalm 3:5; NIV).
Verse 1: If I ascend into heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there! (Psalm 139:8; NKJV).
You, O LORD, are a shield around me (Psalm 3:3; NLT).
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).
Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
Verse 2: Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-9; NLT).
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Verse 3: Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29; NLT).
He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds (Job 33:15; NLT).
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Verse 4: The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me (Psalm 28:7; NIV).
The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).
I am the good shepherd (John 10:11; NIV).