The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Does it acknowledge the Lord? Does it reflect needs rather than wants?
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters,
Is it task-focussed, driven by human (you) endeavour? Or is led by God and characterised by His easy yoke and peace?
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Is it restorative, just and gives glory to God?
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Is it based ON God-given en-COURAGE-ment?
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Is it overflowing with God’s love?
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Is it life-giving?