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Psalm 23 for Three Generations

This Psalm 23 litany is designed to be read by people from three different generations—whether from the same family or from different families. It provides a low-stress way for people of all ages to participate in the worship service. This litany would also be a beautiful addition to a family reunion, funeral, or even a wedding.

The three parts are indicated like this:

Gen 1 = first generation person

Gen 2 = second generation person

Gen 3 = third generation person

Gen 1: Psalm 23. The LORD is my shepherd.

Gen 2: The LORD is my shepherd.

Gen 3: The LORD is my shepherd.

Gen 1: I shall not be in want.

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Gen 2: He makes me lie down in green pastures.

Gen 3: He leads me beside quiet waters.

Gen 1: He restores my soul.

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Gen 2: He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Gen 1: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

Gen 3: For you are with me.

Gen 2: Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Gen 1: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Gen 3: You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Gen 2: Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.

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Gen 3: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Gen 2: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Gen 1: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.