Beloved, bless the ragged ones, the weary ones, the ones who cannot find a way to get by, the ones scrabbling in the dust and mud for enough, the ones who are on the edge of giving up, the ones who wonder when and if another blessing may come their way. Beloved, bless us, and help us bless one another, giving each other the blessing of another chance, another welcome meal, another respite from life's cruelties, another little bit of help and a lot of love that aids one another in getting through. Beloved, bless us, and help us bless one another and this aching earth, to make better choices and to have the space to make better choices day by day. Beloved, bless us and help us bless one another, together doing what is needful and good, what has not been able to be done alone, what cannot be done apart. Beloved, bless us, now and always, and in our blessings may we add to blessing this world. Amen.