Abiding Love, turn us to follow your graciousness in all things, into the bustling byways of hard-heartedness in order to make a helpful difference. Teach us what it is to abide and sustain as as we help one another discover the strength already given to bear up and bear on fulfilling our faithful promises. Abiding Love, let us not forget the wonderfulness and the holy in each person we meet, in each place we inhabit, in each hope that calls us to serve goodness each and every day. Steadfast Love, may we find through discipline and practice and failure and trying again, the whole-hearted way of your transforming power, changing us through our challenges, our hopes, our service, our caring, and our tenderness. Abiding Love, may we follow your graciousness in all things. Amen.