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There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. - Hebrews 4:9-10 (NIV)

As we were driving one day, my wife reminded me that a stop sign means stop, not slow down.

God’s sabbath also asks us to stop and cease all work. Just like my driving skills, I am good at slowing down for the sabbath. But I am not great at...

Today's Prayer
God of rest, thank you for your healing sabbath. Help us to remember to stop in the midst of our busyness in order to renew our perspective and strength in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Exodus 20:8-11

Thought for the Day

Sabbath rest is a gift from God.

Prayer Focus

Those who feel they cannot stop to rest


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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