“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
I come to you for a much-needed rest. I am burdened by many things, but I know that you love me. So, I will sit here and enjoy your presence. As we spend time together, please remove those things that make me feel depleted. Give me your strength where I am weak, and give me your nourishment to fill my soul. Where I have picked up religious practices that are harming me, please release me from those things, so that I can continue to enjoy an authentic relationship with you. Thank you, Lord Jesus! Amen.