Beloved, how shall we gear ourselves for the day ahead? How shall we measure out what is good and what is needful, our energy, our hopes, and our dreams? Beloved, so many of us yearn for surety. Dance with us into the mystery of being, into learning greater trust and taking greater risks for love's sake and for mercy and for justice each and every day. Though we face many obstacles in this life, help us know well the ones we are creating and can most easily remove, and work together to address, remove, or change the other obstacles we meet. Help us measure out what is good and what is needful. You welcome us in the labor of life, the labor of love that shapes our days and calls us onward. Help us share the energy and the gifts, the hopes and the dreams each and all of us have, imperfectly as we will, vulnerable as we are, with our whole selves brought to this day. Beloved, when we labor in love, in mercy, in thankfulness, and for justice, may we we trust that today's efforts matter, each and every day. Amen.