Rest In Faith

Lord,

you are sovereign over all the universe,

you are closer to me than my breath,

you are mighty and strong,

lovingly, intimately involved in my life,

please now penetrate into every area of my heart,

where unbelief hardens

and the care of this world bring unrest.

Help me to cast all my cares upon you,

remembering your provision, kindness, and goodness

pursuing me and holding onto me,

and choose to believe again and again.

Give me faith,

let me throw off every yoke, distraction, and idol,

and purify my heart

to be wholehearted, single minded

pursuing your will,

obeying you.

Restore my joy and hope,

and let me once again find rest in you alone.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Rest Secure

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Lord of Shabbat,

You are my rest.

Learning from you,

you who are gentle and humble in heart,

I find ample space,

level plateaus to just be and breathe,

knowing I’m ok,

accepted and secure exactly where I’m at

with you.

Your word breaks in,

calms, stills, and breathes life,

halting my spinning wheels, racing thoughts

to remember you.

You still reign, you are sovereign,

you have always been faithful,

and you will never stop being good.

You are God.

I rest secure this Shabbat

loving you,

blessed by your love and kindness.

Amen.

Warm Your Heart

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Lord of Shabbat,

You are the light of the world,

calling me out of darkness

into your marvelous presence.

In this night ending in beautiful day

I draw close,

entering into your sweet rest,

warming my heart against yours,

you are my flame of hope.

I lean in, trust in, depend on you,

letting go of my cares,

your warmth and life revive me.

I sit at your table,

surrounded, infilled by Abba and Son,

in the fellowship of your Spirit —

and my cup is full,

my joy is complete.

I bless you, Lord of Shabbat,

Amen.