Look for this prayer each week. God of Peace, There are many things in our society and world that threaten to compromise my soul from finding inner peace. COVID stirs-up my anxiety, social tensions create fear, political clashes and rhetoric weaken my trust in government officials, the mostly negative media reports cloud my vision of hope for an end to all that darkens our world...even my busy schedule denies me the inner peace that I seek. I try to find a way to get a break from it all. So, I come today asking you to help me find rest for my body, mind and soul. Pull me aside and let me hear you say..."Stop, and sit with me for awhile." For I know that if I rest in your presence...your love...your wisdom...I will find renewal and strength for my faith to rise above the infliction of stress, hopelessness and darkness that are destructive to the inner peace you can provide me. This I pray, in Jesus name. Amen.