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Take Time To Rest and Pray

Updated on June 24, 2015

He that dwelleth in the secret place of most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.



 "Lord I feel distant, not as close as we used to be?  Do I have some unconfessed sin, or is it that I just haven't been making time for you?"

Maybe you have felt this way before!

Do you take a moment in time to just stop and enjoy life? A time to rest from this busyness of life. To give your body, soul and mind a break.

Can you quiet your surroundings long enough to hear yourself breathe? Not letting your body move, just time to be still. A time to be still upon your bed or get out to sit by the calm waters.

Now is the time to draw near to God..and He will draw near to you. Maybe you need to stop and rest. The Bible does say we need not to just be a hearer of His word but a doer too:) Even resting and meditating on God's Word, is a good thing:) Pondering the verses we read, asking God to reveal deeper meanings to us.

There is a time for everything under the sun, you have heard. How long has it been since you took a vacation? Life gets so serious and busy, we forget sometimes that it is OK to treat ourselves to a little R & R. Yes Rest and Relaxation.

Resting in the arms of love, His Love:) In the shadows of His Wings! A time to not only love, but to be loved. A place we can call home, a pillow we can rest our head, a place to be warm and fed. With peace comes rest, and rest comes from living a righteous life. I know we still have struggles and trials, but one day those will be over for good:)

Even our feet have to rest from a weary journey. The journey of this life, in the end there has to be, a peaceful rest for everlasting life, if we choose the right path. There is a path for our souls. Which path will you choose to walk on?

If you are not sure of your direction in life, feel free to ask God. He will reach out to you, if you reach out to Him. It is your choice:)


Joy In The Journey - Michael Card

"Lord I thank you and praise you for this time I've had with you. The words you've given me to sustain my light in this darkened world. The new life you have given me with a new freshness of air to breathe. No more burdens to carry in this world of care."

"Lord, Please help me to see this new path of life, full of vibrance and love for those in need of care. I pray that you will lift me up, it is you who gives me strength to rise above!"

in Jesus Name, Amen:)


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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      So glad you all are encouraged to take time to rest in The LORD:)

      Lita, I love Michael Cards music:) It is not repetitious, and there is always a story to be learned. He has touched many hearts through song!

      Thank you all for reading and commenting...I am so blessed by your words! My heart is lifted by your encouragement:)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      I love the song, I played it twice! "We belong to eternity...", "remember the hope that's before you", "and freedom for those who obey"- a blissful start of my day! The song reminds me of my sinfulness, helplessness, and it's only through reaching out to the Good Lord, will I have joy in my journey in life. Thanks! Peace to all our Christian brothers!

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      Pratonix 7 years ago from Asia

      I like those simple words: "Take Time to Rest and Pray". I think I need to do not only a morning Quiet Time with the Lord, but also an Evening QT.

      Christian life begins by resting with the Lord. :)

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      Dmrfam 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the reminder to rest and pray. My mom always reminds me of the importance of prayers. Especially, at times when I do not attend the evening family prayers because I am busy working. I know I need to slow down. I forget many times that If I have the Lord I would have everything.

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      Chin chin 8 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the encouraging reminder to take the time to be still and know the Lord. Like the video too. God bless.

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      christalluna1124 8 years ago from Dallas Texas

      Great Hub heart. I try to take time out everyday just to meditate pray or replensih my soul.

      Warmest regards,christal

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      Make Money 8 years ago from Ontario

      Beautiful Hub heart4theword. Thanks Mike

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      restoremyheart 8 years ago

      Not much time to rest, so much work to be done! I will try to apply your words of rest:)

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      febriedethan 8 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank you for the prayer..very well written and uplifting. God Bless You

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      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      Greenlight, You are so blessed to be raised in a good family:) It shows through your sweet words:) Keep The Faith!

      The Rope, Thank you too, for your words of encouragement:)

      Keep Looking Up! and The Blessings Will Come:)

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      The Rope 8 years ago from SE US

      Excellent and well designed hub. Enjoyed the reminder and will use the prayers often. Blessings...

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      green light 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thank you for posting this. I couldnt agree more about the importance of prayer with faith. I have always known the value of one taking refuge and comfort with prayer and meditation. What i believe to be the greatest legacy and lesson inculcated to me by the two most wonderful people in the world who I believe has had and still has amazing walks of faith--my mother and father!

      Prayer and faith is what gets me through life. Who I had been,who I am and who I will be is all from the Lord's eternal providence.

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      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      Rebecca E.,

      It is nice to know some of the writings we do touch others. I guess that is why God put certain things on our hearts!! To share with others:) Thank you for reading:)

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      Rebecca E. 8 years ago from Canada

      I love this hub a definate book mark for this one. Beautiful video and great picture, and the writing is equally moving.

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      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      I will pray for you:) I'm sure some other hub-friends will too:) You have a blessed and extraodinary day!! Keep looking up!!

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      a man in need of prayer 8 years ago

      Great Hub, liked the video, it told a story and was full of poetic wisdom!