Lord Jesus, you recognized
that your disciples sometimes
needed rest. We all need
time in your presence to unwind
and release burdens to your care.
We let go, let down, and rely
on your Spirit to relieve and refresh us.
Our rough places are smoothed.
Lord, you give life, health, and wisdom
as we rest in your care.
Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest awhile.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
Hymn: Near to the Heart of God