This morning I preached a sermon called Rest for the Weary, looking at the words of Jesus in Matthew 11v28-30. I closed the sermon by sharing a prayer that was posted by Scotty Smith on The Gospel Coalition website. I thought I would share it here:
Most gracious Jesus, I’m lacing up my running shoes this morning to come to you as fast as I can. Your gentle, lowly heart is simply irresistible to me. Your easy yoke and light burden are flashing with neon brilliance, and I will gladly shoulder up. Your promise of rest for my soul has never been more appealing, timely or needed, for I am un-rested and restless as I begin my day. I praise you for being so welcoming… so understanding… so kind.
Jesus, the burden and confusion I’m feeling are clearly connected to old wounds with lingering pain. … Read More »