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In the middle of the week, take some time to pray and to reflect.

Loving Parent, we are all your beloved children.  As we meditate on our scripture for today, we hear about Herod causing the deaths of innocent children.  Gentle One, protect all who are vulnerable, particularly children, and may they know the fullness and joy of life as opposed to sorrow and difficulty.  No matter what happens, may we know that you are indeed a loving parent, longing to care and provide for us in our every need.  In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, noting our relationship as children of a living God.