God rest us.
Rest that part of us which is tired.
Awaken that part of us which is asleep.
God awaken us and awake within us.
– Michael Leunig
When it is hard to keep looking,
when it is painful to keep feeling,
when it is challenging to keep speaking truth:
grant us rest that replenishes and sustains.
When we let being busy,
or being cynical
or being tired
wake us up.
Make us alive by your Spirit.
Make us alive in your Spirit:
awake and ready to act with you
for love and justice
in your world.
Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Her ministry is currently both in a parish where she works with children and young people and as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice.
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