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  • Writer's pictureSt. Matthews

Give yourself a breather

This Sunday kicks off our September RESET Sermon Series. The first step in any process of rejuvenation is to pause and give yourself a breather.

As we head into the last holiday weekend of the summer/first holiday weekend of the school year, it's a great time to pause and find time to center ourselves. As we prepare to dive into work, school, life events, holidays and the busyness of daily life that hits all of us as summer comes to a close, try dedicating a few minutes each day in prayer asking for rest and peace.

A Prayer to Rest in the Lord from the Psalms

Pray these words as both a reminder to you that God is a place you can always go to find rest. Pray these words as an invitation to God’s Holy Spirit to be at work on your behalf.

Psalm 91: 1- 6 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. and see the punishment of the wicked.


Each Sunday in September will focus on a different way to help you move through the process of resetting so that you are rejuvenated and ready to take on the world come October.

September 5th: Rest—The first step in any process of rejuvenation is to pause and give yourself a breather.

September 12th: Remember—We must remember and learn from the past to create for ourselves a brighter future.

September 19th: Raise—Just as Jesus calls his disciples to be servants to all, so we are called to raise each other up.

September 26th: Recommit and Rejoice!—We will join together with those being baptized, confirmed, reaffirmed, and received to recommit our lives to God’s purpose and rejoice in each other’s company.

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