When we take refuge in God, our lives are redeemed. Turning to God, we are renewed. I invite you, now or later, to turn to God, to spend time drawing yourself into the One who knows you, who loves you, who longs for your prayers, and desires to give you rest.
Take a moment to center yourself, to settle into yourself. Pray for the peace or rest that you need, asking God to help you.
Holy God, draw me into you, you who are a refuge in a time of trouble, you who bear my burdens and give me rest. Remind me that I cannot do it all. You are the Holy Three-In-One who shows us the way to be in relationship with you and with one another. Encourage me to release what I cannot control into your care. Shape me into a disciple who shines your light of love and care to the rest of your tired world, so that anyone who is weary and heavy-laden will know they can depend on you to relieve them. Fill me with your peace, your joy, your love. Amen.
This message is an excerpt of a September 2018 Cafe article by Jenna Pulkowski, “Those that cry out for rest and relief.”
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