This is the ninth, and next to last Scripture directed prayer I wrote while reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer:

A Prayer for Rest

I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken (Psalm 62:1-2) Your rest is my delight. I will honor You, Lord, by honoring Your rest.  I will observe the Sabbath to set it apart, to make it holy. The Sabbath is not for legalism but for joy and delight in the Lord.

The Sabbath is Saturday but as Christians we celebrate on Sunday—the day of our Lord’s Resurrection. Reserve (set apart) a day that is not used as all other days to celebrate the Lord. Set apart that day for rest. Prepare the rest of the week so you do not have to rush or work on that day. Your day of rest is the crown of your week. Karen Burton Mains wrote in her book Making Sunday Special (published 1987) that while traveling in Israel with a group of observant Jews she noticed the reverence they held for the Sabbath—it was the crown of their week. The three days following the Sabbath were spent reflecting on the Sabbath. The next three days were spent preparing for the Sabbath. What a lovely way to live—I aspire to it.

The Gardens at Thanksgving Point. Mary and Martha with Jesus

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