Lover of Life transform us into appreciators of change and show us how to dance gracefully through and with them. Let us be glad to have know what was good but now has fallen away, grateful for the chance at that gladness. Let us be grateful for the lessons and strengths we take away from the bad times that are over, and be even more grateful that they are behind us. Lover of Life guide us in enduring and in flourishing through changes that are harsh and that we neither sought nor created, and sustain us in our labors creating change in everyday ways through love and mercy and creative effort together. Let us be glad in how we can help and glad in joining together to make a positive difference, and glad for the calling to care that all of us have just by being here right now. Let us be grateful in this and every day, holding on through the rough times and whirling in thankful joy in the splendid times. Amen.