I want to invite you to consider all that stresses you out at this very moment. What are you overwhelmed by? Could you make a hard reset and start fresh with a new perspective? What could you do to intentionally practice being with God throughout the course of your days and nights? If you’re a pastor or a ministry leader, who are some other leaders in your circle who could share the load? Where can you carve more time to be with your family?
—Junius B. Dotson, Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:6-7, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
God of new beginnings, help us to reset and reorder our lives around your love, grace, and goodness. Amen.
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Join us for the next online Academy Day Apart retreat, Praying the Psalms in Lent and Beyond: Shaping a Justice Imagination, with Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes. On March 18, 2023, we will focus on the spiritual practices of silence and contemplation as we journey intentionally through this Lenten season. Learn more and register here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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