Reading and Prayer: Tuesday, January 5

Genesis 2:1-3

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.


Dear God, on the seventh day, you rested. You rested not because you were weary from your work, but to provide us with a model to follow. Lord, may we make Sabbath rest a priority in our lives. Father, in a culture that sees ‘busyness’ as a virtue, give us the courage to spend dedicated time each week to slow down, attend worship, be with family and friends, and to do the things that restore our souls. As we finish our series on creation, may we be filled anew with the hope that we have in You. Amen

LEGO creation, “Creation” by Breanne Deelstra