Field Guide to Sabbaths

by Beth Richardson on July 14, 2012 · 3 comments

Hands All Together

Saturday, July 14. As you read “Field Guide to Sabbaths” (p. 30) reflect on your own attempts to find balance between rest and work. What can you learn from this author?

Tell us about your attempts to balance rest and work.

Words from The Word: Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure. Psalm 24:3-4, NLT

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.

Quote:

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.

Prayer:
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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