Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
There are times when we feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted. Right now is one of those times for me. We know that as we “plug into” You, we can expect a guaranteed recharge. Help us not to be so concerned about “getting everything done.” Guide us to be balanced, allowing ourselves to rest when we are depleted. In the name of Jesus, I break off the enemy’s lie that we must stay busy. Strengthen our spirits and refresh us completely. We know that you command the Sabbath, and help us to recognize that we must be obedient to this command, and pause on a regular basis. I am grateful you did not create me to be a “Lazy Susan” but provide me and anyone reading this prayer to honor You by recognizing sufficient margin in our lives so that we can learn to rest in You daily. Forgive us for trying to do everything on our own. Thank you that you desire to carry any and all of our burdens.
In Your Precious Name,