For the Sabbath

For the Sabbath

A Sabbath Meditation

 

The Psalmist prays,

“O God, you are my God; I shall seek you earnestly;

My soul thirsts for you, my body yearns for you,

In a dry and weary land where there is no water.” *

I feel this, in my body and mind and soul—

A longing for your presence, like longing for water in a dry land

 

For today, just for a while today

Lord—Lord of time, of working, of the Sabbath—

Would you show me how to be still?

Would you regulate my breathing?

Can I trust you, today, to take care of me?

Trust you with what work you will give me tomorrow?

 

For today, just for a while today,

Lord—Lord of time, of working, of the Sabbath—

Would you give me living water?

Would you fill me again, today?

Can I trust you, today, to give me what I need?

That you will meet me with what I need for tomorrow?

 

Let me rest, in my body,

As I sit still, for a little while, on purpose

Let me rest, in my mind,

As I turn off any noise, for a little while, and be quiet

Let me rest, in my soul,

As I fall back into trust—trust that you love me, that you have me,

That you are enough for today

 

*Psalm 63

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