Jesus said ” Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”

Matt 11:28 NIV

God is my dwelling place
When storms of life I face
I will not fear
His presence is near
My rock, my saving grace.

God is my dwelling place
In the good times and bad
He lifts me up
And fills my cup
I will rejoice and be glad.

God is my dwelling place
Both now and every day
Jesus is near
My Saviour dear
Full of love and grace.

Gracious God, we praise you that this special dwelling place is in and through the person of Jesus.  Thank you that you offer a place of nourishment, a place of security, a place of peace, a place of strength, a place of hope, and a place of transformation.

Indwelling God, draw us closer to you as we pray, and consider the truth of the words and teachings of Jesus. May we fix our gaze on Jesus and may we trust in your abiding love to guide and see us through every situation.

Loving God, we pray for all those carrying heavy physical, emotional or spiritual burdens that they may find a safe dwelling and rest in Jesus……

Transforming God,  thank you that we are your voice, your hands and your feet in this world.  Bless us with the desire, the will and the grace to live our lives in the way you intend, so that others may know the transforming love of Jesus in their lives. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth