Prayer to Welcome the Sabbath

This past Sunday, Pastor Bob shared this prayer to help us enter into our time of worship and sabbath.  We pray this will help you enter your sabbath rest throughout the week as you focus on the Lord of Creation, Liberation, and Resurrection!

Lord of Creation,
create in us a new rhythm of life
composed of hours that sustain rather than stress,
of days that deliver rather than destroy,
of time that trickles rather than tackles.

Lord of Liberation
By the rhythm of your truth, set us free
from the bondage and baggage that break us,
from the Pharaohs and fellows who fail us,
from the plans and pursuits that prey upon us.

Lord of Resurrection,
May we be raised into the rhythm of your new life,
dead to deceitful calendars,
dead to fleeting friend requests,
dead to the empty peace of our accomplishments.

To our packed-full planners, we bid, “Peace!”
To our over-caffeinated consciences, we say, “Cease!”
To our suffocating selves, Lord grant release.

Drowning in a sea of deadlines and death chimes,
we rest in you our lifeline
By your ever-restful grace,
allow us to enter your Sabbath rest
as your Sabbath rest enters into us.

In the name of our Creator, our Liberator our Resurrection and life we pray. Amen

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From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

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