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Mark 6:30-56, Jeremiah 34-36

Mark 6:31 – “Come away with me by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”

Lord God, Father in heaven, I have every reason to rest right now even as I set my mind to go to work today.  I have every reason to set my heart at rest today as I go about my daily work.  Lord God, your power and might is truly amazing.  You created this world in six days and rested on the seventh. You knit me together in my mother’s wombs.  You created me, little ole me, and you are concerned for me.  You care about me and watch over my coming and my going now and forever.  And that’s not all.  My eternity is not in doubt, not even a little bit.  You died on the cross for me and there paid the price for all my sins, that I might be forgiven, that I might be justified and be declared righteous in your sight.  You have done all this for me and still you do more.  You have given me so many gifts and treasures on earth.  Oh God, I can rest and set my heart at ease.  There is no reason for me to worry, to be afraid, to be stressed.  There is no reason for me to fret at all because you are my Father, because you are my God, because you are my Lord. Grant rest to me today while I work. Grant rest to me this weekend as I worship you with my fellow believers. Grant rest to me today and every day. Amen.