Beloved, you open the test kitchen of life before us every night and every day. May we learn to use the ingredients at hand skillfully, to help one another learn new skills to deal with what is before us each and all every night and day, to use well the tools we have to make new ones to fit the needs and opportunities before us. Beloved, guide us in cooking zestfully, whole-heartedly, with all our senses. Lead us in feeding one another and ourselves well, in nourishing the earth and all who dwell upon it. Help us find ways to stretch what is meager, to share joyfully in abundance and generously in leaner times, to be grateful and glad for the fruits of our days and the nourishment they bring. Beloved, you open the test kitchen of life before us in every moment. May we cook together for a more loving, generous, and graceful world. Amen.