Presence 6: Arts That Inspire Reflection & Prayer

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading



Take a moment. 

Feel the pause 

between the too-fast pacing 

and slow. 

Hear the things 

learned only in still. 


There’s a kind of language 

reserved for the quiet spaces 

and a restoration lavished 

on the souls brave enough to listen. 


The world whirls a 

thousand times and we can whirl

our whole lives 

without even knowing 

we had a choice. 


The Sabbath invitation 

feels radical. 

An opportunity to trade 

productivity for 

quiet communion. 


As a parent cradles a 

sleeping child, 

Sabbath begs us 

rest within the gentle hold 

of our Heavenly Father. 


Let all creation 

learn to breathe 

this new rhythm 

of rest, 

and find soul 

restoration in this 

rhythm that echoes 



Written by Rachel Hall.