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December 25, 2021
On this page are two brief preparations for prayer

Opening Prayer

Dear God, I am humbly in your presence. Please open my heart and my mind
so that I may dwell
in your Spirit
in the midst of your assembly.

Second Preparation

I take a moment to remember
and look forward to Sunday

I think of the place where I will worship on Sunday. I recall its many aromas
I feel myself within it

I listen
I look

I see
the presider
the readers
the people around me

We will be together, before God, in our faith

Explanation of imaginative prayer

Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
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