Sabbath Blessing

May this day bring Sabbath rest to my heart and my home.
May God’s image in me be restored, and my imagination in God be re-storied.
May the gravity of material things be lightened, and the relativity of time slow down.
May I know grace to embrace my own finite smallness in the arms of God’s infinite greatness.
May God’s Word feed me and His Spirit lead me into the week and into the life to come.

Taken from Lectio365 daily devotional July 5th 2020

Eugene Peterson describes Sabbath as ‘a time to receive silence and let it deepen into gratitude.’* And so, on this day of rest, as I prepare to pray, I settle into silence and allow thankfulness to take hold.

Pause and pray

*Eugene Peterson, Tell It Slant, p82