|Tea, incense, candle, morning prayer. Ah, retirement!|
The insects and the birds tell out the wonder of the Lord: may our prayer ascend on the morning breeze. Anchor us within your mercy, O Holy One, for we are foolish and prone to wander. Give us humble hearts and generous spirits, that we may serve our neighbors and build your kingdom of justice and peace. Let us always remember your compassion when we consider those who have wronged us. Give us a thirst for your Word, O Creator, and a zeal for sharing your love. Send us forth from our prayers to honor and glorify your Holy Name, more beautiful than a thousand sunrises. Extend the shelter of your solace and blessing upon those who seek your face.