Resting Prayer

Sermon Notes
February 15, 2015
Rev. Dr. Jim Toole
Psalm 46
The Prayer Project

Prayer of Rest

Theme: The Prayer of Rest is defined as in the midst of the busyness of life we pause and rest in the promises of God.

Psalm 46 NRSV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 
“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

So the question I ask is this: How do we foster a Prayer of Rest in the midst of the noise of our lives?

Prayer Exercise

Three times this week read Psalm 46 and rest in God.