We are all called by life and love to overcome some trials, some troubles, some hurts, some curses at some time and maybe many sometimes of our lives. Lover of Life help us find and help each other find the fresh cause of gladness amid our trials and troubles, a fresh healing and hope amid our hurts and curses, a fresh resolve and refreshed sense of hope for our calling to thrive, to making a more loving and peaceful world, to share our gifts for goodness sake. May we shine in the bleak and frosted hours, not with the iced over heart glazed by tears, but with the lamp of love and mercy warmly glowing in our words and deeds, our hopes and aspirations. Lover of Life sustain us as we grow more courageous and lead us to how we may encourage one another in persevering with gladness and gratitude, of bearing up and on and through adversity and insisting with how we live on a kinder and more blessed way. Amen.