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A Centering Prayer

"Lord, open unto me
Open unto me - light for my darkness
Open unto me - courage for my fear
Open unto me - hope for my despair
Open unto me - peace for my turmoil
Open unto me - joy for my sorrow
Open unto me - strength for my weakness
Open unto me - wisdom for my confession
Open unto me - forgiveness for my sins
Open unto me - love for my hates
Open unto me - thy self for my self
Lord, Lord open unto me!
Amen"

Howard Thurman (1900-1981)

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