It’s time for a rest, Lord, time for me to steal away to spend time with only you, even for only a few moments. Give me pause during my days to acknowledge your constant presence with me. Let me look up to feel the warming glow of your love against my face. Renew my spirit with your Holy Spirit. Rebuild my strength to carry on with the work you set before me. Refresh my brain with new words and phrases of praise and promise. You cover me in safety. You surround me all day long. You live within my very being, communing constantly with my soul. Your Spirit testifies with mine of your great love. I praise you in quiet worship, listening for the song you sing over me. Teach me the melody, Father. Write the lyrics on my heart. I pray in the name of Jesus, who tore the veil between us, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12 ESV)