Lover of Life may we have the strength to be courageously vulnerable, to live open-heartedly, risking grief and hurt because we show up imperfect, caring, loving mightily even while we are still learning how to love well. May we have the strength to sustain one another, encouraging each other to show up, perfectly imperfect, caring, risking grief and hurt, loving mightily even while we are yet learning how to love well. Lover of Life help us be cupbearers of compassion to one another, caregivers and caresharers and care receivers, grateful for, amazed by, and glad to be so dependent upon one another, so much in need, and so able to help. May we have the courage to be vulnerable enough to reach for, create, and offer to one another true joy, the happiness that happens only after much risking, much effort, much enduring, much imperfection, and much failure. Lover of Life, help us live boldly, fully, exuberantly with hearts wide open and hands to help, guided by hope through our frailties and errors, to create a more loving and joyful world. Amen.