sabbath prayer

Our God,

We set aside a time again
to rest in You—
to gather all that wears us down—
to name what burdens us,
along with, as well, all that makes our hearts sing
and our hopes dance—

to bring all we are into Your presence
and to rest in You.

Prayer as sabbath.
Thanks be to You.

And we trust,
that in our presence,
You sing with our hearts
and dance with our hopes,
and that, somehow, our load is lightened,

and that when we go from prayer,
we do not go from Your presence,
but go with all we are and all You are
into the rest of our days.

Amen and amen.

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