Love, you lift up my countenance when I am downcast, and turn my heart back to all that is sweet and good. You give me courage when I falter, and call me forward for mercy's sake when I balk. Love, you change me for the better day by day, through every act of generosity, through every risk to fulfill my faithful promises, through every open-hearted word and deed. Love, you challenge for the better day by day, to be grateful, kind, and good, to be a creator of joy and a celebrant of life, to be bolder and more faithful than is easy yet is needful. Love, you lift up my heart and help me dwell in life's blessings. You help me add to and share those blessings wherever I am, wherever I go. Love, you guide me home. Amen.