First Sunday of the New Year

Eugene Peterson, in his book Tell It Slant, describes Sabbath as “a time to receive silence and let it deepen into gratitude.” As we experience the first Sunday of 2022, here’s a prayer from today’s Lectio 365 devotional:

“May this day bring Sabbath rest to my heart and my home.
May God’s image in me be restored, and my imagination in God be re-storied.
May the gravity of material things be lightened, and the relativity of time slow down.
May I know grace to embrace my own finite smallness in the arms of God’s infinite greatness.
May God’s Word feed me and His Spirit lead me into the week and into the life to come. Amen.”

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