Psalm 23 is famous. It is well known. I would say ever more commonly known than the Lord’s prayer (which I’ve also included below), the prayer Jesus taught in instructing his followers to pray. Psalm 23 is a prayer of David in time of war and distress, it is honest crying out to God. A prayer of reassurance, and claiming the goodness of God.
Here I’ve included these passages in the New Living Translation (NLT). In my opinion, the NLT is the bible in lamen’s terms. It’s the bible simplified. Allows it to be an easy read, and in this case quite beautiful. I commonly read ESV as that is what I studied in my bible course in university, but I love Psalm 23 in the NLT.
Psalm 23 is truth of our loving God.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.