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A Gathering Prayer

Hands clasped in prayer

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

At our recent Vestry University gathering, I offered the following prayer which several attendees requested that I reprint. I am happy to do so.

As we gather at this Spirit-inspired moment, let us:

Pause, pray, and be renewed.
Listen, learn, and be changed.
Watch, wait, and be amazed.
Forgive, forget, and be set free.
Smile, laugh, and be joyful.
Think, re-think, and be smarter.
Sit, share, and be a new friend.
Let up, let go, and be ourselves.
Ask, hope, and be surprised.
Rest, relax, and be expectant.

From “A Book of Uncommon Prayer” by Alan Houghton and others.

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