Each sunset brings minutes and hours of beauty, of wonder, of peace, of hope, of connection to all that is and was and will be. Lover of Life, help us not take such a gift for granted, but rejoice in it each day, this miracle of dust and light and perception. Lead us away from division and spite, from hatred and habits that separate us and cast some of us into a little less hell than others, failing as such hatred and habits do to fully understand how oppression binds us and holds us all away and down from what goodness is truly possible, from the flowering of joy for this earth and for all peoples. Instead, help us dwell in the unity of wonder, wonder for this life and for what we can do for goodness' sake when we decide to do so, when we rely on each other's gifts and cherish each other's differences, when we make room where no room seems possible and way when no way is the catch-phrase in common speech. Lover of Life, help us not take the gift of life for granted, but rejoice in it each day, this miracle of dust and light and perception. And help us be light and love, help and hope, to one another and to this earth, causes for joy wherever night is, causes for joy wherever day is breaking, causes for joy wherever the long day is stretching, causes for joy wherever we are. Amen.