Dear God, you have promised that whenever 2 or 3 are gathered in your name, you are there also. As we gather together here in this place, we remind ourselves that you are already here, fully present as God our creator, the One who made us in your own image and who even now knows the thumping of each heart in this room. We remind ourselves that you are fully present as Jesus, our brother, our savior, who walked the earth as we walk it, who lived within human relationships we live within relationships. We remind ourselves that you are fully present as the Holy Spirit, the one who gives life and breath and ignites each of our own Spirits. God, Three in One, we ask that you would help each of us to also be fully present to you and to each other. Help to really live your command to love one another, and in doing so, let this time together be a reflection of your own great glory. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.