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Also appropriate as Prayers
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
P: I am tired of laying here. I wish I could get out of bed.
C: He leads me beside still
P: I feel like I'm in a whirlpool.
C: He restores my
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
P: Please don't leave me. I'm afraid and it is lonely and dark at night.
C: Your rod and staff
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
P: Please wipe my brow with a cool cloth.
C: My cup
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.
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