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Today, let's focus on resting in the Lord's presence.  

Find a quiet space. Sit up tall, and close your eyes. Set a timer for one to two minutes per movement so that you can be fully present (or increase the time if you want a longer experience).  
 


 

First, pay attention to God. 


Take slow, deep breaths. 
  • Notice any tension in your body (maybe even place your hand there).
  • As you breathe in and out, imagine Jesus speaking — "Peace! Be still!" — into the tension (Mark 4:39).

 

Second, ponder your inner world.


Once relaxed in God's presence, process the following with Jesus:
  • What do you want to say, Jesus? I'm listening.

 

Third, prepare to love others.


Ask Jesus to help you answer the following:
  • How can I bring a relaxed, faith-filled presence into stressful circumstances this week?  

A closing prayer:

Jesus, you are never hurried or rushed. During your ministry, interruptions didn't anger or fluster you. Instead, you were present to the needs before you. 

Help me relax into you
into your kingly goodness, sagely wisdom, priestly love, and prophetic power. 

When the storms of stress come this week, speak the words you spoke so long ago  Peace! Be still! 

My wonderful Lord, help me relax into you.

Amen.

 

Peace be with you until next week,
Rusty McKie 
 


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If you're wondering, this is why I lead you to focus on your breath

If you missed last week’s article, check out Progress Culture & Prayer (Part 3).

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