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Take three deep breaths before beginning to pray.

Merciful Lord, you come to us to heal us of all that torments us – guilt, pain, feelings of worthlessness, pride, hardened hearts… But how often do we run out to proclaim how much you have done for us?  How often do we let what we believe others will think or say stand in our way of proclaiming what you have done in our lives?  Fill our hearts with praise and thanksgiving that we might freely share with others the awesome work you are doing.  In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.

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