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As you begin, take some time to prepare your heart for prayer.

Blessed Lord, as we read Paul’s words to the church in Corinth, might we reflect on your generosity.  We give you thanks for your outrageous love, for the many blessings you have given us, and, most of all, for the gift of yourself – given to us in your Son and the Holy Spirit.  As we think about your generosity, open our hearts so we can hear how you are calling us to be generous in our lives – with our money, with our time or with the talents you have given us.  In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN. 

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