Closing prayer

Jesus says, Come to me, and I will give you rest. A rest that is not passive, but is having the weight and concern of this life taken from you.



Jesus says, Come to me,

and I will give you rest.

A rest that is not passive,

but is having the weight and concern

of this life taken from you.

A rest that is not the hurry of the world,

but is growing at the proper pace.

A rest that is not the closing of your eyes,

but is opening them at last.

Come to my rest, he says.

To where you belong.


Lord, give us your rest

and take us up

into your striving for this world.

From Courage To Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. © 2002 Geoffrey Duncan.

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