Psalm 23: A Prayer Dialogue between Chaplain and Patient
Chaplain (C): The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
Patient (P): There is so much that I want. I want to be well.
C: He makes me lie down in green pastures.
P: I am tired of laying here. I wish I could get out of bed.
C: He leads me beside still waters.
P: I feel like I'm in a whirlpool.
C: He restores my soul.
P: Restore my health, too, Lord.
C: He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
P: I feel lost.
C: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me.
P: Please don't leave me. I'm afraid and it is lonely and dark at night.
C: Your rod and staff support me.
P: It's seems like such a long journey, Lord.
C: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
P: I hope my appetite comes back.
C: You anoint my head with oil.
P: Please wipe my brow with a cool cloth.
C: My cup overflows.
P: My mouth is so dry, may I have a drink of water?
C: Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
P: How many days will that be?
C: And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
P: Help me to go home, Lord.