Lord, take me aside to rest in your presence. Shower me with your understanding and grace me with your peace. Let me know the joy of our deep and abiding relationship. Be my all-in-all. You are the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the bright morning star of every one of my days. Lead me one prayer closer to seeing you as you are and one day nearer to heaven’s reality. May I rest under your wing until all the disruption dissolves and my heart’s rhythm beats your cadence. I ask in the powerful and loving name of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15: 8-11 ESV)