A Day of Rest


“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

It’s Sunday…take time to RSVP this invitation of Jesus. Take time to stop, to unwind, to languish in the luxury of complete¬†rest and relaxation and renewal.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)

Yes, be still; it’s Sunday…a day of rest.

A Prayer to Start the Day


Dear Lord, thank you for the night’s rest you so graciously gave me.

I am grateful for renewed energy and enthusiasm.

I accept this new day as a wonderful opportunity.

May I use it minute by minute to do your will.

Guide me in every problem, every decision I shall make this day.

Help me to treat everyone kindly and to be fair and just and thoughtful in everything today.

And if I should forget you during this day, oh Lord, please do not forget me.  Amen.

Norman Vincent Peale