God of our days and Overseer of our nights, you are the God of work and of rest. Show me the value of a day of rest, Father. Open my heart and mind to understand your example of working diligently day after day, and taking one day to rest, recuperate and regroup. I’m pressured on all sides to get more stuff done, Lord. Forgive me when I put that above spending time with you in perfect restoration and renewal. I spin my wheels and don’t work effectively when I don’t take a time of rest, a sabbath from daily chores, even from ministry tasks. Renew my resolve. I pray in the precious name of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” (Hebrews 9-10 ESV)