Gardener of Life, help us grow into a better world. Plant beautiful visions in our hearts. Water us with courage and with hope to create a society where every voice matters and every gift may be used and every person belongs, fully and truly, to offer the goodness they can. Show us how to care for and build the soil of community, so that all of us, in our different cultures and languages, ways of reverence and ways of understanding, gifts and troubles, may grow as strong as we are able and participate, fully and truly, as a vibrant and life-affirming part of the whole. Gardener of Life, help us grow into a better world. Plant amazing possibilities in our hearts, and let us wake and find one another and bring them to fruition. Let us come out of this fallow time readier than ever, more committed and more steadfast, to bring the beauty of love, the beauty of compassion, the beauty of equality, the beauty of dignity everywhere upon this earth. Amen.