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Almighty Creator, this day is a gift from you, and we sing out praises for your blessings upon us! We thank you for a blue-true dream of sky, and remember your handiwork in all that is made, O God. Encircle us with your protection and inspire us by your lovingkindness, that we may serve you this day. Guide us into ways of wisdom and peace, that we may dance at the foundations of your kingdom. As angels attended you in the wilderness, Lord Christ, send forth angels to stroke the brows of those who weep our mourn. Bend near, O Holy One, to receive our offered hearts, and to hear our whispered prayers. We lift up especially those we now name.