How glorious the moment when grudges let go and forgiveness takes hold! What a release from fearful anger and what creative love may then shine through! Lover of Life the way of forgiveness is not easy, yet it is possible. Keep us steady in the labors of making amends and of appreciating the efforts of repairing relationships and restitution offered us. Help us be open-hearted, taking that risk to care for those who have injured us, and to be trustworthy again to those we have injured. Love does not flourish without trust. Trust cannot flourish with accountability. Accountability cannot flourish with risking faithfully to be present, caring, truthful, and willing to change and be changed. Lover of Life guide us, as we make mistakes and to repair the bad we have done, to join together in the healing and restoration of relationship, our communities, and our world. Amen.