Matthew 5:6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Matthew 4:4“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Psalm 119:41-42“May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.”
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
“‘It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set … But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’”
A PRAYER FOR … Rest and Reflection
Father,Thank You for being a constant presence in our lives—the only One who can give us lasting peace and renew our strength in a fast-paced, chaotic world. Remind believers everywhere of the importance of rest and reflection, and teach us how to be consistent and intentional about building rest, reflection and unhurried time with You into our daily routines.
Help us to recognize and resist unnecessary time pressures and distractions that can negatively impact our relationship with You and others. Increase our understanding and appreciation of the purpose of a Sabbath day, and help us to protect a time of weekly rest and worship.
Teach us how to value our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit—resting, eating healthy and exercising regularly—so that we can be good stewards of what You have given us and well prepared to live out Your plans and purposes for us.
In Jesus’ Name,