‘ …. walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG
God created many rhythms to help us live life fully – Night and Day, Spring time and Harvest, Six days work – one days rest etc. God knew what we needed. However the pressures of modern living can often get us out of those rhythms with detrimental consequences.
There used to be an advert that said ‘A Mars a Day helps you work rest and play’. Somehow I think that’s possibly not so true! But praying together each day helps you balance/keep in rhythm of family/work/recreation and rest/Christian service.
Prayer (as a couple)
Father, help us to listen to our ‘bodies’ and your voice so that we can keep to the rhythms you have created for us especially your rhythm of grace and forgiveness. May we find the right balance between our family, work and church commitments with the periods of rest and recreation that we need. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Father, we pray for ___ and ___ , they always appear to be under so much pressure, please help them to stay in balance and learn how to keep to your rhythm of grace and forgiveness. Amen
Praying together helps keep things balanced in our lives together.