Rest in You

220px-sandro_botticelli_050O Lord God,
give us peace,
for you give us all things:
the peace of rest,
the peace of the Sabbath
which has no ending:
Yes, give us rest in you,
the Sabbath of eternal life.
For you will rest in us,
as you now work in us;
and your rest shall be through us,
as your works are through us.
Amen.

Source: St. Augustine of Hippo

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

The mentions of Sabbath rest are references to Hebrews 4:9

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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