Prayer for 2021

O God who calls us to rest, help us to release the anxieties and expectations the world thrusts upon us in order to rest.  May we know what it is to let you carry our load for a little while.  Let us recognize when we are giving too much power to outside forces and expectations and know when we need to step back or ask for help.  Allow us to become healthy in assessing our needs and meeting them.  May we be comfortable in expressing our need to rest and unapologetic in making time for Sabbath.  Let us also be understanding and supportive when other express the need for Sabbath, as well.  And may we find the peace of God which passes all understanding and relish in that peace.  Amen.

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