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It’s the Sabbath.  Take three deep breaths to center yourself before beginning.

Precious Lord, as a wonderful shepherd, you have laid down your life for your sheep, only to take it up again.  May we live our lives in gratitude for what you have done, and, following your example, may we, too, care for our sisters and brothers, working for safe pastures and homes for those who have none.  In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN.

Close with the Lord’s Prayer and/or the Doxology:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God you creatures here below.
Praise God above, you heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.