Today’s prayer request is one that could apply to people everywhere in our hurried nation: prayer to slow down. As I’ve taken our son to preschool this semester (he’s a toddler, so it’s more of a mother-child class), the biggest lesson we keep hearing about is how crazy life will become once our kids start school. I’ve hear horror stories of sports schedules and academic schedules and spending way too much time shuffling kids around. Unfortunately those stories are not the exception – neither here nor anywhere in our country. Please pray that our church will be a resting place. Jesus says that His burden is easy and His yoke is light. Please pray that in our church (and your’s too!) Jesus’s rest and peace will be evident.