In Jewish tradition, the Sabbath begins today at sundown. At the heart of the word and of the day lies the concept of “rest.”
Help us to rest, O God.
Help us to take regular times for recreation and renewal so that we might be refreshed and empowered for the living of our lives.
Make us aware that in taking time off during which we let go of our responsibilities we are expressing our belief and trust that everything is in your hands and not ours.
Use our times of rest to teach us the related truths that one day we will rest forever in you and that in this day we can, in the core of our being, always rest in you.