Finding time to draw myself in and rest, as counter-cultural as it may seem, is both natural and needed.

My prayer

For deep rest and the peace to enjoy it, I give thanks.

Biblical touchstones

On the seventh day God finished the work that God had done, and God rested…
Genesis 2:2

Jesus said to his disciples, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31

a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God; for those who enter God’s rest also cease from their labors as God did from his. Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest, Hebrews 4:9-11

Invitation to prayer

Close your eyes and release any tension in your body you are aware of. Breathe slowly and deeply. Enjoy this prayer of trust that your body is longing to pray.


Young Koala. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside Brisbane, Australia



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