Daily Prayer 365

Day 141
Thursday, January 19, 2023


Therefore, while the promise of entering God’s rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it.  —Hebrews 4:1

Rest saved my life. This is my truth. I don’t need anyone else to verify this nor do I need complicated theories to support what I know to be true in my heart, my body, my Spirit. My pilgrimage with rest as a form of resistance and liberation is a deeply personal one…. I am inspired by rest, daydreaming, and sleep. Our collective rest will not be easy. All of culture is collaborating for us not to rest. I understand this deeply. We are sleep-deprived because the systems view us as machines, but bodies are not machines. Our bodies are a site of liberation. We are divine and our rest is divine. There is synergy, interconnectedness, and deep communal healing within our rest movement. I believe rest, sleep, naps, daydreaming, and slowing down can help us all wake up to see the truth of ourselves. Rest is a healing portal to our deepest selves. Rest is care. Rest is radical.  —Tricia Hersey, Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto

Carry me to the place of rest. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

January 19, 2023

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