Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven, we come to praise you for giving us this most needful day of worship and rest. We are thankful to you for making the Sabbath for man and for calling us to come apart from our worldly recreations and employments to join with your people in the singing of your praise and hearing from your Word. We know that we are made to worship you, and we know that this day tells us something of our eternal rest that we long for and await. We confess and are ashamed at how little our affections are lifted heavenward as we consider the Christian Sabbath. We confess that we are often consumed with fleeting things, failing to keep this day holy to you. Forgive us, Lord, and help us today to hear from you, worship you, and enjoy you. We pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Gen. 2:1-3; Psa. 73:25, 26; Isa. 58:13, 14.