January 15 Prayer
There is a promise of rest for all who believe. Heb.4:1-5,11
I was awake in the darkness of night,
the sound and vibration of a gong ringing inside my chest
To the promise of entering into the place of rest.
It’s there if we want to enter in
to be fully awake.
Not in our slumber nor sleep, no longer resistant
in thoughts too deep but finally
Resigned to a place of peace,
a holy calm starts settling in-
With open hearts to want what God wants;
For us to listen and respond to the invitation
Of entering in-
The promise of rest for torn open hearts,
tired, weary and worn out
waiting to be awakened-
Sometimes all we need to hear is ‘you are forgiven’
and then healing will follow.
Look for the entrance sign
It is there right outside your door
In front of you
In the silence and in the ordinary
in the reality
of the moment
calling forth the real you.
Let go of all the thinking that
wears you out
Unsought Burdens you carry sifting
through your hands
To come and be held by holy hands
Hands that hold the great expanse of earth, sky and sea
Safe, calm and at peace
His holy hands hold mine
until my humans hands become His-
‘We come, so come, Lord and be our rest
Keep us ever close to you to learn from you,
to watch and work and walk along your side
The blessed way, humble and gentle in heart
You are the way we enter in -
We pray for all of those we know that need your rest
In body, heart and soul today.
May each find the entrance to your promise of rest.
Come Holy One and make a way that we will follow this blessing,
Heb.4, Matt.11:28-30, Mark 2:1-12