This is a poem riffing on the well known line from Psalm 23 - "he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul". You could get the congregation to read the line in italics, and a reader to read the other lines. We've provided a PowerPoint which you could use. We'd suggest taking this at a slow pace, with pauses between the lines, and possibly soft music for people to enter in to the attitude of peace and restoration.


Text of the poem:

He leads me beside still waters.
He calls me to stop for a moment and rest.
He leads me beside still waters.
He sees the stressing out and the fraying ends. 

He leads me beside still waters. 
The candle burning at both ends.
He leads me beside still waters.
The core of our being stretched to its limits.

He leads me beside still waters.
Just for a moment to catch my breath.
He leads me beside still waters.
Just for two seconds to renew my strength.
He leads me beside still waters.


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