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Begin your prayer time by breathing in and out slowly.

We hear about you meeting Moses on the mountain and how he brought your people to meet you at the foot of the mountain.  And then, looking on the CNN website at the world news, in among the news of terrible things happening – there is a question: “what do you believe?”  You meet us among the bad news and the good news.  You appear in the midst of trouble, sorrow, joy and laughter.  And for that, O Lord, we give you thanks and praise.  We give you thanks that we are never alone in this world – that your hand guides and leads us, never to forsake or abandon us.  Praise be to God!  Amen.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, savoring these words and letting them sink in.