Rest from my labor --
put aside my daily tasks,
the gathering of manna that sustains me,
to open up my time for the work of God.
Rest from my burden --
put aside my daily worries,
the thoughts and cares that press in on me,
to open up my mind for strength from God.
Rest from my pleasure --
put aside my daily wants,
the stubborn ways and words that limit me,
to open up myself to feel the will of God.
~ Tamary Shoemaker