Lover of Life, Lover of Change, give us the strength to change gracefully, to weather life's storms and to appreciate the scoured beauty they leave behind. Lover of Life, Lover of Wisdom, sustain us as we learn on this journey, and let us find joy in the learning and gratitude even with the difficult lessons. Lover of Life, Lover of Compassion, open our hearts to one another, to the struggles each has and to their strengths, and guide us in living generously now and through the end of our days. Lover of Life, may we abide in steadfast love, in awe, in hope, and in mercy through whatever comes, painful and joyful, and return ever to the heart of wonder to breathe and cry and laugh and give thanks. Amen.