Let me surrender to the flow of your rest,
pausing in the ebb,
lying still on the shores
of your mercy and grace.
Breathing in your presence,
refreshed as the mist and spray of your Spirit
cleanses and washes away the week’s turbulence.
Let me lean back into your love and acceptance,
resting fully on all the grains of sand
of your thoughts toward me,
caring, concerned, wise, devoted, nurturing, empowering,
your strength and support emanates within me.
Let me bask in the radiance of your glory,
rays of light gently hitting my face
making it aglow with your joy and beauty,
my back warmed against the praises
rising through all creation
bursting like sunset
from the depths of the earth
to the farthest shore
to the mountaintops,
all singing, crying out,
glory, glory to God in the highest.
I bless you, the risen One,
for ushering me into your rest.