Awaken us to hope each and every morning, Lover of Wisdom. Let us throw aside the blankets of oppression and despair that threaten to hold us down and entangle us as we enter this day. Awakening to hope, we remember who we are and that we belong here right now upon this earth, that we have gifts to offer for goodness' sake, and much to do in this and every day to bend the arc of the universe toward justice and peace and lovingkindness beyond measure. Awaken us to hope each and every morning, Lover of Wisdom, for hope is wise, drawing our attention to what really matters, to what we can do, to our part in blessing and share and receiving and giving in each and every day. May we persevere in hope, sing in hope, dance in hope, and keep on in hope, making hope real in this and every day. Amen.