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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Prayer for Proper 10B/Ordinary 15B/Pentecost 6

Dear God,
Thank you for this new fresh day.
We thank you for the rest from the night before.
We thank you for this day of Sabbath you have given us;
A day of rest in you,
A day of relaxation in you, and
A day of recreation in you.

We need this time with you Lord,
In the hustle and bustle of our lives.
We need this respite with you Lord,
In the tiredness of our lives.
We need this repose with you Lord,
from the tenseness of our days.
We need this leisure with you Lord,
from our overworked jobs.

So Lord,
Thank you for the Sabbath that quietens our souls
So that we may hear you.
Thank you for the Sabbath that rests us
So that we can draw near to you.
Thank you for the Sabbath that relaxes us to be able to
Open ourselves to your grace.
Thank you for your Sabbath that recreates
us in a time of play with you.

cross posted at rev abi's long and winding road and at revgalprayerpals


  1. I would like to use this on Sunday in our bulletin ... how should I put the credit? And may I use it, I guess is the first question! Thanks.

  2. Evelyn, the prayer was written by the Rev. Abi Carlisle-Wilke. You might also mention it came from this site. You are are most welcome to use it.


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