Lover of Life, since we carry our hearts, our hopes, our failings, our faltering, our shame, our grief, our successes, and our needs wherever we go, help us grow in greater wisdom, accepting the minor failings and our frequent fumbling. Help us encourage one another and ourselves to keep reaching for what truly matters, seeking to fulfill our faithful promises, seeking to learn and love and live mercifully all our lives. Sustain us in our times of trouble and give us strength to sustain one another whether we are ourselves enjoying good or ill. Lover of Life, since we carry who and how we are wherever we are, may we be steadfast to our faithful promises, accept one another and ourselves, and keep the courage together to do what is needful and good. Amen.