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Before you settle into prayer, take three deep breaths.

Lord of light, life and hope, shine forth and illumine our days with your radiant presence.  In places of fear, despair and suffering may you shine as a beacon of joy and hope, embracing all in need.  As followers of Christ, may we spread this light around the world.  We pray for our brothers and sisters experiencing violence, especially in Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Bring peace and light to all your children.  In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN. 

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, pausing between each word.