The Creator of Sabbath

by Beth Richardson on July 13, 2012 · 4 comments

Hands All Together

Friday, July 13. Psalm 24 speaks of God’s arrival at the gates of the city. The psalmist asks, “Who is the King of Glory?” How will you answer this question? How can God be both the king of glory and the creator of Sabbath?

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Words from The Word: The Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance, which is applied toward our redemption as God’s own people, resulting in the honor of God’s glory. -Ephesians 1:14, CEB

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the words of scripture from Mark 6:14-16.

Pray for: the people and countries of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Spiritual Tools: Rest in the peace of this LovingKindness meditation.


Gracious Lord, you are the beginning and ending of all things, my center and my circumference: root and fix me in you in such a way that my soul finds rest in its true home and never stops growing in grace, safe and secure in your loving embrace. Amen.

-Paul Wesley Chilcote
A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

From p. 23 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright (c) 2008 by Paul Wesley Chilcote. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

God of Sabbath, give me the joy and abandon to dance before you. Amen.

Art Credit: Hands, all together, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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