Wake our hearts and voices that we may sing for the new day. Whatever the pain that must be endured, may we choose the song of love, the song of compassion, the song of generous joy to share and to call into being a better day. Whatever the troubles that are before us, the troubles we are in the middle of, the troubles we have not yet managed to resolve or leave behind, may we choose a song of gratitude, a song of resilience, a song of hope that bears us up and on and through what is. Wake our hearts and voices, Beloved, that we may sing for the new day. And may we choose to sing a song that helps others, that loves this world, that leads us to work together in making a finer and brighter day. Amen.