And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Genesis 2:2
Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
Lord God, today I come before you to thank you for my body and mind. Thank you for health, agility and ability. It is by your grace and mercy that our bodies are well functioning and complete. Thank you even for the aches and pains, which remind us how frail we are. And thank you for aerobic exercises which teach us of our own capabilities. I thank you for foods which heal, and boost our body’s proper functioning.
We are beyond blessed, and we thank you for it. I pray today that we may remember to take care of our bodies and minds. May we eat well, and get enough sleep during the nights. Our bodies are the instruments with which we serve you Lord, and we ask for wisdom to care for it. May you impart in us wisdom to balance our responsibilities, leisure time and resting time.
Free our lives from stress and fatigue Jesus, help us to do our part to develop a new and efficient normal. Whether this looks like changing our daily habits like our food intake and exercise, or going to sleep earlier, and if it means turning off our phones.
I pray for healing according to your word, you were bruised for our wrongs, you were beaten for our healing, by your stripes we were healed.
I also pray for our mental health, may we be able to progress and not go into isolation for whatever reason. Restore the weary minds so that they can function properly. May we enjoy the world in which we live in, as you have allowed us to live in. May we use our legs to walk, our eyes to gaze as the beautiful trees, architecture, the sky and the stars, may those who are handicapped be able to experience the beauty of nature. May we go to parks, new restaurants, comedy shows, boat rides, and many more things.
We need Your joy, so that no matter how tired we are we can serve and rejoice. I pray for any who feel tired, empty or forgotten God, may we all change our speech to gratitude and avoid complaining at all times.
I pray we would make time to be refreshed in the spirit as well. May we put our prayer lives first, may we be strengthened and refocused in that secret place where we come to be with you alone Jesus. I pray for protection against any darts aimed to cause your sons and daughters spiritual fatigue as well.
I pray according to your word today Jesus, please give strength to the weary, and increase the power of the weak! In Jesus name, Amen.