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Before beginning to pray, take three deep breaths to center yourself.

Holy One, we come before you to confess our sins and we trust in your overwhelming forgiveness.  Help us to accept your mercy and grace and to enjoy fellowship with you as well as with our brothers and sisters.  When we have trouble accepting the good news of your grace, open our hearts to hear again the wonderful story of your life, death and resurrection for all people.  Send people who will help us to live into the good news in our lives that we might in turn share it with others.  In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer, paying attention to what jumps out at you.