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It can be scary to put down the to-do list and step away from the things you’ve left undone for the week. Join me as I pray for us to have the courage to rest this Sabbath.
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When we arrive at the end of the workweek, there is a beautiful opportunity to welcome the Sabbath and the rest it brings for ourselves and our family. And while it is a beautiful opportunity, it does not come by without intention. I see you and the work you do to usher in this day of rest. You make sure the home is clean, the meals are prepped, and the activities you’ll do together as a family planned. You work with purpose the other six days in anticipation of the seventh.
Before you begin your rhythm of Sabbath welcome, the next few minutes are for you. It is an acknowledgement of the good and loving work you are doing in the various roles you have the responsibility to steward throughout the week. It is a reminder that you are not alone in this desire to live counter-culturally. And it is an encouragement to continue seeking to rest with Jesus. So stop what you’re doing. Close your eyes and listen to this, my prayer of blessing over you.
The fear is real.
This fear of stopping of putting aside the to-do list and just being.
As the busy mom embraces the unique rhythm you wove into the very fabric of creation, help her to resist the urge to get just one more thing done. And instead, trust your provision and your character of faithfulness.
May she experienced your joy in her week as a whole, both the days of work and the day of rest. May she feel you near as she welcomes the Sabbath.
Bless the work she finished.
Bless the work she left undone.
Bless the rest she is entering into.
In this time set aside and named holy, in this space of rest, meet her with a refueling and a refreshment for her soul. Amen.
Go with peace into your day of rest. Shabbat shalom.
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I help busy moms add a simple, rest-filled family Sabbath to their week. If that sounds like something you want for your week, but don’t know where to start, grab this free how-to resource: The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Simple Family Sabbath.