Restoring Your Spirit
Restoring Your Spirit: A Prayer for a Rejuvenating Nap
In a world that can often feel overwhelming and demanding, it’s essential to take time to rest and replenish our energy. However, finding the space and time for rest can be challenging, particularly if we’re juggling multiple responsibilities. That’s why I’ve written this magical prayer for a loving, peaceful, restful, and restorative nap. This prayer is designed to help you let go of any tension, stress or worries, and enter a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation, surrounded by the love and protection of Spirit. So if you’re feeling tired, stressed, or simply in need of a break, I invite you to join me in this prayer and trust that Spirit will guide you to the rest you need.
Please note that this prayer is intended for personal use and is not meant to replace professional medical advice or treatment. If you’re experiencing any physical or mental health concerns, please seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Additionally, please use caution when practicing this prayer, and only do so in a safe and appropriate environment.
- Find a comfortable and quiet space where you can relax without interruptions. You may choose to lie down or sit in a comfortable chair, whatever feels most relaxing to you.
- Take a few deep breaths, inhaling deeply through your nose and exhaling slowly through your mouth. Allow yourself to let go of any tension or stress you may be holding in your body.
- As you breathe in, visualize a warm, pink or golden light entering your body, filling you with peace and calm. Pink is associated with love and compassion, while gold is associated with spiritual connection and divine wisdom.
- Set the intention to connect with the loving energy of Spirit, and allow yourself to be open to whatever comes up for you during this prayer.
- If you have any special tools that you like to use for relaxation and spiritual connection, feel free to use them during this prayer. For example, amethyst is known for its calming properties, while rose quartz is associated with love and emotional healing. Lavender essential oil is also known for its relaxing and calming effects. Otherwise, simply trust that Spirit will guide you to the rest and rejuvenation you need.
Sea Turtle Spirit Animal
Sea turtles are ancient and wise creatures that have inhabited the oceans for millions of years. They embody the energy of stillness, rest, and rejuvenation. As you engage in this prayer for rest and restoration, you can connect with the energy of the sea turtle spirit animal to amplify the effects of the prayer.
The sea turtle represents the following qualities that are also reflected in this prayer:
Patience: Like the sea turtle, this prayer encourages you to be patient with yourself and your journey towards rest and rejuvenation. Trust that the Universe will provide you with the rest and restoration you need at the right time. The slow and steady movements of the sea turtle remind us to take things one step at a time and not to rush the process of healing and renewal.
Protection: The sea turtle is a symbol of protection and safety. As you engage in this prayer, visualize yourself being surrounded by a protective and loving energy that keeps you safe and secure. Allow the image of the sea turtle to bring a sense of calm and peace, knowing that you are being held in a safe and nurturing space.
Intuition: Sea turtles are known for their strong intuition and ability to navigate the waters with ease. As you rest and allow yourself to be still, tune into your intuition and allow it to guide you towards what you need for rest and restoration. Let go of any expectations or judgements and trust the wisdom that arises from within.
Visualize the image of the majestic sea turtle as you engage in this prayer, and allow the energy of this ancient and wise creature to support you on your journey towards rest, rejuvenation, and stillness. May the spirit of the sea turtle guide you towards a deeper sense of peace and wellbeing.
Invocation & Offering
- Take a moment to ground yourself and focus your energy. Imagine roots growing from your feet into the earth, anchoring you and connecting you to the energy of the earth.
- Set the intention to call upon the loving energy of Spirit and invite it into your space. You may say a prayer or invocation of your own, or use the following words: Divine Spirit, I invite you into my space and into my heart. Please guide me and fill me with your loving energy as I prepare for a rejuvenating nap. I offer myself to you in gratitude and trust, knowing that you will guide me to the rest and rejuvenation I need.
- As you say these words, imagine a beam of pink or golden light shining down upon you, filling you with the loving energy of Spirit. Allow yourself to bask in this light, feeling it surround you and fill you with peace and calm.
- If you feel called to make an offering to Spirit, you may do so at this time. This could be a physical offering such as a piece of fruit, a flower, or a crystal, or it could be an offering of your time or energy in service to others. Whatever you offer, do so with an open and grateful heart, knowing that you are creating a sacred exchange of energy between yourself and Spirit.
- Take a moment to give thanks to Spirit for its presence and guidance. You may say something like: Thank you, Divine Spirit, for your loving presence and guidance. I trust that you will continue to support and guide me as I rest and rejuvenate. I offer myself to you in love and gratitude.
Beloved Spirit, I come before you with a humble heart and an open mind. I ask for your divine guidance and support as I prepare to enter into a state of rest and rejuvenation. I call upon your infinite wisdom and love to surround me as I surrender to the healing power of sleep.
I ask that you bless my body with the ability to fully relax and let go of any tension or stress that I may be holding onto. Allow my mind to quiet and release any thoughts or worries that may be keeping me from experiencing a restful sleep. I trust that you will guide me to the deepest state of relaxation and peace.
I invite your angels and guides to join me in this sacred space, surrounding me with their loving presence and protection. Let their gentle energy fill my being with a sense of calm and serenity. Let their healing light bring balance and harmony to my body, mind, and spirit.
As I lay down to rest, I ask that you wrap me in a cocoon of divine love and protection. Let this love heal any wounds or traumas that may be affecting my ability to rest deeply. Let this protection shield me from any negative energies or influences that may disrupt my sleep.
May my dreams be filled with messages of love, wisdom, and guidance from your angels and guides. May they provide me with insight and clarity on any challenges or questions I may be facing in my waking life. Let my dreams be a source of inspiration and hope, reminding me of the infinite possibilities that await me.
I ask that you wake me up feeling fully rested and restored, ready to embrace the day with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Let me carry the blessings of this restful sleep with me throughout my day, radiating love, peace, and joy to all those I encounter.
Thank you, beloved Spirit, for your infinite love and support. I am grateful for this opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, and for the blessings that await me in my dreams. May my sleep be a testament to your loving presence in my life. Asé.
Closing & Gratitude
Thank you for taking the time to connect with Spirit and engage in this prayer for rest, restoration, and rejuvenation. May the energy and guidance you received stay with you as you go about your day. Let us now express our gratitude and safely end our connection to Spirit.
- Take a deep breath and feel yourself coming back to the present moment.
- Express gratitude to Spirit for its guidance and presence during this prayer. You may say something like: Thank you, Divine Spirit, for your loving guidance and support during this prayer. I am grateful for your presence and for the restorative energy you have brought to me. May your loving light continue to shine upon me and guide me on my journey.
- Visualize the beam of light that filled you with Spirit’s energy slowly fading away, leaving you feeling calm, centered, and rejuvenated.
- Give thanks to any tools or elements you used during the prayer, such as crystals or candles, for their support and energy. You may say something like: I give thanks to the tools and elements that supported me during this prayer. Thank you for your loving energy and guidance. May your energy continue to support and guide me on my journey.
- When you feel ready, slowly and gently release your connection to Spirit, knowing that its energy will continue to guide and support you.
- Take a moment to ground yourself once again, feeling the energy of the earth beneath you and the support of the Universe around you.
- Whenever you feel ready, slowly open your eyes and return to your day, carrying with you the energy and guidance of Spirit.
May the energy of this prayer continue to guide and support you on your journey.
Take some time to reflect on your experience during this prayer and explore how you can integrate the energy and guidance you received from Spirit into your daily life. Here are some journal prompts to help guide your reflection:
- Take a moment to reflect on your experience during this prayer. How do you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally? Has anything shifted or changed for you?
- How did the tools and elements you used during the prayer support you? Did you feel any specific qualities or properties of the tools?
- How can you integrate the energy and guidance you received from Spirit during this prayer into your daily life?
- Is there anything you’d like to ask Spirit or explore further on your healing journey? If so, take a moment to write down any questions or insights that come up for you.
Thank you for taking the time to read and participate in this prayer. I hope it brought you a sense of peace and rejuvenation. If you feel called, I invite you to share your experience in the comments below and with someone who may benefit from this prayer. Remember to take care of yourself and prioritize rest and restoration. May you be blessed with love, peace, and healing.