Waiting, we offer up petitions of impatience. When mingles with why and how. Beloved, turn our hearts back to dwelling in wonder, to holding on to gratitude, and to risking generosity. Waiting, we offer petitions of impatience. Open our hearts to this present moment, to what is good and to one another. Waiting, may we turn anew to each other and tend the other's hopes and hurts. Waiting, may we turn anew to this aching world and tend its healing. Waiting, let us discover how we are called to be steadfast and merciful all our days. Amen.