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When Two Or Three Are Gathered

Beginning this week, I'm trying to add the daily discipline (at least on weekdays) of reading Morning Prayer before I get into my day.  Believing 'hearing' the words gives them more power, and therefore allows me to make them mine, I read aloud (even when I'm alone).  However, I'm rarely alone because I'll have one or two dogs in the room with me, gleefully sleeping and adding their snoring to my worship.  

When I get to the close of the Office, and read A Prayer of St. Chrysostom, I always find myself looking to the floor, or the new dog beds in the newly furnished den, and eyeing both Tobias and Mulligan:  

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication unto thee, and hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the midst of them:  Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

We are three at that moment, and it seems very holy to me.  I think it counts.  Or perhaps I'll just say "it works for me".