Entering Rest

Lord of my rest,

I enter into Shabbat,

into your presence,

so thankful for your mercy,

for your acceptance, joy, and open arms,

your faithfulness even when I’ve been unfaithful,

your delight when I come,

just as I am.

I’m so grateful for your invitation,

to step out from the the world’s frenetic race,

into this Shabbat you’ve made for me

into the garden to just be

simply me in your wondrous presence.

So I’ll enter your rest,

confident and secure,

washed in your blood,

laying aside my burdens,

giving them to you,

falling into your grace

again and again,

setting my mind,

my eyes upon you

and finding only shalom peace

with a full heart

and praise on my lips.

I bless you this Shabbat,

tasting and knowing you are good,

sweet, holy, and wonderful.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Balm Of Peace

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Yeshua,

my Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom,

Balm of Gilead,

you anoint my head with oil,

warmth and sweetness dripping down

into the depths of my soul,

healing, comforting, soothing,

enveloping all of me

in your love, safety, and security.

My cup overflows,

as all my questions and hurts

once more find rest in you.

I bless your Name.

Amen.