Lover of Life we are blessed with so many different gifts, so many different songs, so many different stories, so many different dances. Lead us in making together new songs, living into new stories, creating together new dances that bring forth a new day of hope out of the ashes of our troubles, a new way out of the failures of our political processes, a new strength from learning to attend truly to one another and live more generously and more vulnerably than we ever imagined possible. Lover of Life we are blessed in our diversity. May we celebrate those blessings and discover together how to use those blessings to turn and bless the world. Amen.