The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads be beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
References to God and faith are prohibited in public schools. However, faith-based partners and supporters of public schools can undergird those schools by providing private resources (websites, etc.) that help parents and others who work with children teach godly principles. The 23rd Psalm is a scripture that used to be taught to children in school. Since teaching the 23rd Psalm is no longer permitted in public schools, it is provided here to encourage that it be taught to children.