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Before praying, take three deep breaths.

Dear Lord, we hear in your word that complacent ones should listen to your voice.  They should listen because your voice will shake them out of their complacency and call them to action.  They should listen because the world is about to change and you want them to be a part of it – not to stand by on the sidelines.  Lord, are we the complacent ones?  Where we are disregarding your call to speak out against injustice, stir our hearts to work for your justice.  Where we stand by silently while our brothers and sisters suffer, fill us with your love and compassion.  Shake us up, Lord, that we might follow you.  In Jesus blessed name we pray, AMEN.

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