In times of prayer, I find rest and renewal.
Singers take advantage of rests written into the music to catch their breath. Travelers use rest areas along their journey to take a break. Finding time for rest and renewal is important. My life may seem too busy for rest, but now is the time when I need it most. I listen to my body and pay attention to the familiar signs of stress or fatigue. Aware of the need for relaxation and renewal, I take time to pray. A simple Thank You, God reminds me of the source of my strength and peace. In these sacred moments of prayer, I am restored. My body and soul respond to these sacred moments. I find the strength to continue because I have taken time to rest.
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.—Matthew 11:28