Wisdom, may I pause beside you for a little while and gather my heart together again? When I am discouraged, help me remember, find, and give thanks for hope, attending to the deeds and words of others making merciful, loving, and just change in our world. When I am weary, help me find rest and renewal in the songs of life, in the courage of others who are doing all they can, perfectly imperfect, day by day. When I am frightened, help me hold on to peaceful possibilities and the power I have to create change, way, and refuge. Wisdom, may I pause with you for a little while and gather my heart together again? Remember with me the moments of awe and reverence that my heart broke open and generous joy burst forth. Remember with me the kindness of strangers and of those long past who never could know me, but who have blessed the world and all of us in it. Remember with me the steadfastness of bold hearted change makers, and from their example, may I live. Heartfully here, heartfully now, heartfully forward - may we all live faithfully day by day. Amen.