give us rest

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“I’m so busy and so tired all the time.” Doesn’t it seem like almost everyone feels this way?

I sometimes find myself wondering why it is that almost all of us are tired and busy almost all the time. It seems like we all need to figure out how to rest. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I would venture to say that a song can also speak beyond the words themselves. The video below has both - pictures and a song. May these words and images inspire us as we pray. May they remind us of where it is we need to go to truly find rest. And may all of us who are weary and burdened come to Jesus, where we will find rest for our souls.

One additional thought about words - it can be tempting to think that our prayers are more legitimate or sincere when they are prayed spontaneously, “in our own words.” But when you consider that Jesus taught us to pray with a certain text, expecting us to use the words He gave us, it seems natural to conclude that borrowing prayers that have already been written is just as powerful as coming up with our own.

Pray with me…
… Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
~Charles Wesley

… Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
Prayer of Saint Francis

…O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities
[and especially Berks Christian School], that they may be lively centers for
sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom;
and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find
you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer

… Come, Lord Jesus!
Revelation 22:20

Soli Deo Gloria
To God alone be the glory

~ Carrie Warner, BCS Prayer Team Coordinator