Sometimes we need rest; help us to find it when we need it. Give us the wisdom to set aside adequate time to renew our body, mind, and spirit through rest and recreation.
But don’t let us live for rest; don’t let us live with escapism as the goal of our life. Grant us the incentive and the energy to do what needs to be done, especially when it comes to doing what we can to help people by sharing their burdens and by helping them to see the access they have to your great grace.
Give us perpetual rest in you that we might constantly be working to bring your grace, love, and peace to bear on a world that so desperately needs them.