praying for missions {week 13}

 Mark 6:31a
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”
Our first year here, we learned that rest is something we have to do very intentionally. We don't keep regular office hours and business days and have weekends off. Sometimes we work on the weekends and have to take days off during the week. Some days we have way more than 8 hours of work to do. Taking days off takes discipline.

Some days, we will have scheduled a day off, but some emergency comes up, and we have to determine if it is more urgent than our rest is important. Taking days off takes wisdom.

Pray that we will have the discipline and wisdom to take regular days off each week and to make time for longer periods of rest as well.

from "30 Ways to Pray for Missionaries," compiled by Elaine Helms for the NAMB. (the full list in pdf form is available here)