Breath of Life, let our dreams and our prayers be infused with mercy and compassion, with a generosity of spirit that emboldens us to be cupbearers of kindness, justice, and love. Breath of Life, let our dreams and our prayers lead us to join the blessing of this world, to care for the desecrated and endangered, to give thanks for the thriving and healthy, and to do all we can to repair the damage of generations. Breath of Life, let our dreams and our prayers open our hearts to the wonders of this life, to the ways our differences are strengths, to the graciousness that follows from forbearance and persistence in learning to work together. Breath of Life, you are with us from our first to our last. May our lives be with you, in mercy, compassion, generosity, persistence, forbearance, and love. Amen.