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At the end of the work week, take some time to breathe deeply before beginning to pray.

God of creation, we hear in our reading for today about the “river of the water of life,” “the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit,” and that the “leaves of the tree are for healing of the nations.”  This vivid imagery is easily understood and is comforting.  In the news, however, we hear that climate impact is getting worse.  Help us to realize that what we do or don’t do in regards to helping the environment matters.  May we be good stewards of all you have given us.  In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN. 

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, slowly saying each line and listening for what jumps out at you.