Prayers for Relaxation and Rest
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Spiritual Relaxation Techniques

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Spiritual Rest - The Peace That Passes Understanding

Spirituality tells us that somehow we are already at rest.
Spiritual relaxation techniques such as prayers for relaxation help the blocks to our awareness of God's rest to melt away.

Rest is intrinsic to our nature.
Rest is what we are and where we are in God.

Believe me. I know it can feel hard to believe this.
I found myself stuck in a body for 14 years. It felt like my body was in a constant state of activity - the muscles flicking, the feelings of illness churning.
Nonetheless, I came to experience the joy of this peace that passes understanding. You can too.

Spiritual Relaxation Techniques:

Prayers For Relaxation and Rest

(A Prayer For the Stressed)

Dear God,

Please help us to rest.
Please help us remember that You are All There Is.

I place my list of things to do in your hands.
Just for a moment, I let it go.

I place any thoughts about how things should be different in your hands.
Just for a moment, I let them go.

I place any thoughts about how someone else should be different in your hands.
Just for a moment, I let them go.

I place any thoughts about how I should be different in your hands.
Just for a moment, I let them go.

Right now, just for a moment,
I allow things to be exactly as they are,
I allow myself to be exactly as I am,
And so I rest.

Dear God,

You promise us the peace that passeth understanding;
a peace that we can touch whatever our circumstances.

Dear God, I ask to touch that peace now.
I make space for it now.

Please come into my heart and let me know your peace.

I know that this prayer is heard.
My words are important.
My willingness is important.

I am doing the important task of preparing a path in my mind through which your peace is becoming a reality in my life.
I receive your thanks for doing this work.

Thank you God for the peace that is always here.
This changeless Peace.
This Peace that holds all things within it.
I allow myself to be held in this place of Peace.

I relax in the arms of your Love.

Thank you.


Prayers for finding peace are also prayers for relaxation and rest.


Spiritual Relaxation Techniques:

Spiritual Quotes To Take Us Into Rest

One of my relaxation techniques was to repeat this powerful quote from A Course In Miracles:
I rest in God.
I rest in God.
I rest in God.


Here are some more spiritual quotes from A Course In Miracles on resting in God:

“‘I rest in God.’

This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek.

‘I rest in God.’
This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is....

‘I rest in God.’
Completely undismayed, this thought will carry you through storms and strife, past misery and pain, past loss and death, and onward to the certainty of God. There is no suffering it cannot heal. There is no problem that it cannot solve. And no appearance but will turn to truth before the eyes of you who rest in God.

This is the day of peace. You rest in God, and while the world is torn by winds of hate your rest remains completely undisturbed. Yours is the rest of truth. Appearances cannot intrude on you.”

(W-109, A Course In Miracles)

Here are some Bible verses about resting in God:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:28-30, KJV esword)

“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest.”
(Hebrews 4:10-11, KJV esword)

To rest in God is to let go for a moment of believing that change can only come from DOING something.
We enter into God's rest.
We spend time in that place where everything is ALREADY DONE. We can relax.

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    I now say this prayer to rest in peace for myself too.

    Peace is eternal and eternity includes now. Let us not wait until we die to know the peace of God.

Eternal Rest give unto me o Lord...

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