Sabbath-keeping

Last month I meant to post some of the ideas the college students shared about keeping Sabbath time.  I think these are all great ideas for carving out a Sabbath in the midst of everything else. I guess the big challenge for students, and everyone really, is to make an even greater commitment to Sabbath and spiritual development.
Here goes:
  • Attend a meditative worship service (such as the Compline service sponsored by another local campus ministry)
  • Create a Sunday ritual, such as worship at the 11 am service and going out for a leisurely lunch afterward
  • Nature walks, or just quiet walks around campus during a less-busy time (but not at night!)
  • Healthy recreation, fun and games
  • Talking to God at night when you lie down in bed, until you drop off to sleep.  Pretty neat that your last thought before sleep is a prayer rather than a worry.
  • Reading good books and passing them around within your group of friends
  • A small group Bible study NOT led by an “expert”
  • Praying while you do menial everyday tasks
  • Listening to prayer podcasts (one student’s favorite is here (it’s called “Pray As You Go”)
I’ll post more as we continue to talk about this.

One response to this post.

  1. […] Only one student knew anyone who actually observed a full Sabbath, a day without work.  Click here for my blog post about what they shared — all good starting points for the task of observing […]

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